Dear family, keeping you all in my prayers. That song What a day that will be. VAL mace mapa sings it. Gives us hope.
Sending my condolences from NJ. May they rest together, in peace.
Ashley and Lennon,
You are two of the brightest stars tonight. This world has been blessed with your brief, albeit remarkable and inspiring presence. Sending lots of prayers for your bereaved family.
CD and DN from Florida
MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU IN THIS TIME OF NEED SO SORRY FOR UR LOSE
I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
I don’t know how I am even typing this. My eyes are filled with tears. I can’t imagine the pain you are in. Hopefully Ashley and Lennon will be together. Be brave for them.
Our family lost a baby girl after 3 days. We feel your pain for your baby boy. Praise the Lord, we did not lose the mother, my heart breaks that you lost your dear wife. I am so sorry you have to endure this tragedy. I pray the Great Comforter will be with you every day to help you through the hurt.
I have never met you but your story touched my heart so deeply. I have been praying for you and I know that God will bless you with the strength to get through the next couple of days. Just rest assured that your beautiful wife and son are with our Lord now and he is keeping them safe for you! You will be reunited one day! You will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers for sometime. Much love and strength to you my friend. Stay strong for them for they will always be with you. Blessed Be!!!
I will keep you in my prayers .God loves you and he needed a new child and a new parent to be with him and to take care of the other children and mothers in Heaven.
God Bless you both…..him singing to his son was a wonderful and heartbreaking video i have watched…..I have 4 boys of my own and I could not imagine how hard it was to loose both his wife and son. God needed them for a reason and we can not question him for this. That one moment in his sons life was worth a lifetime for them both. His son knows that they both loved him and it was his time to go. May the Angels of the lord shine upon this family and may God give him the peace of mind he shall need…………HOPE!
Sending Prayers ~ Love and Hugs…………….Mom and Son are united in LOVE and will watch over Husband and Daddy. God Bless ♥♥
My dear young man, I’m lost for words, heart just broken open for you…hopefully, it will comfort you that so many other of us souls around this world are holding you and your wife and tiny son in our loving thoughts and prayers…Thanks for sharing the “Blackbird” serenade/lullaby… very beautiful. So much loss, however, you’ve loved and been loved so fully, let that be the lifetime takeaway from this that can see you through. Also, you have a wonderful, beautiful voice, no wonder your wife loved you to sing…Thanks again, Peace
There are not words to express the sorrow of passing of Ashley and Lennon … she was a shining star in the sisterhood of lactation. God’s peace be with the family …
My heart breaks to hear about your terrible loss. My prayers are with you and your family, and Ashley’s family (and all your friends) during this very difficult time. What an amazing dad you were to your priceless and beautiful son, bringing him comfort and love.
I am so sorry the lost of a loving wife and loss of a baby boy you will never see run and play. But God must have had a plan for them. Thou you will see them again one day. My prayers are with and your family
Although this is truly the saddest and most heart wrenching thing to go through I truly believe they are together in a beautiful place and letting us know they are at peace. Prayers to all…
I am so very sorry for the pain that you have to endure over the loss of your loving wife and son. I wish you strength in your life and have comfort knowing Lennon is with his mommy.
God bless you and your family during this time. I am so heart broken for you. Words can’t express how touching this story is. Although I don’t know you or your family I can tell by the glimsp that was given in that video that you all are very special and loving people. I am a mother of one boy and I couldn’t imagine the pain. God needed your wife and your son for the greater purpose of his kingdom!! Gods love and comfort never wavers.. Put your trust in him and he shall grant you eternal life with your family on the day he welcomes all his children home!! May the peace of the lord be with you!!
I just learned tonight about the pain and sorrow you and Family are in enduring. My heart and soul goes out to you. In 2007, I lost my fiancee and 3 months later lost my mother. I know the pain you are feeling. God has a plan for us all…. what they are I have no idea. But I wish you peace as my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Even in the midst of your sorrow, you have blessed my heart. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful moment with us. I am praying for you and your family. God bless you all.
I did not know her or her baby boy but I wish u all the best and am said pray for u and your family and I am so sorry for your lost are thought are with u and your family and friends God be with u all. Your love well always ben with her and your baby boy God well take care of them to u all get there again so sorry for your lost.
My heart breaks for you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family and May to Lord Keep You All during this difficult time.
No words I or anyone else say can make it all better or take ur pain away but just know we are all thinking about your family & praying for them as well!! God must have felt you were strong enough to handle this!! Your strong & it will get better with time!! God bless you and your family & friends!!
My heart hurts for you as you mourn this terrible loss, not only for one loved but for two. I could not even imagine the pain of losing both your wife and then your son… I lost my son 1 day after he was born, and my life changed forever. I lost my husband 17 years ago and that also changed my life forever. I just want to let you know that life will go on, the pain will ease but never go away..you will always have the memories that you created for those short four days… hold on to them. I am sure that your son is in his mommys arms in Heaven and I hope that brings you comfort.. You are amazing and strong and the song just torn thru my heart. God Bless you as you struggle, and then learn to fly again.
I saw this story on the news page I was reading online. How sad and unfair life can be. I am glad you were able to spend the days you did get with your little baby and saddened your wife did not get the same chance. God Bless the three of you. I’m a poet, sent this same poem to Britney Maynard, and sending it along to you. I center them in Word, so it may not look the same here, it’s a sonnet
Sonnet 40 ~Such Impressions You Engraved on My Heart~
If I could not see your face, I would so
Memorize every line with my first touch
If I could not hear your voice, I’d still know
Your lips sweet sound, for you move me this much
Powerful is . . . the hold you have on me
Nothing stronger can touch me quite this way
Magical you are, for you help me see
To describe you, a million words I’d say
Still…two senses shan’t ever be enough
To bask in all that is you I adore
I shall create more ways to feel your love
To sate my desire forever more
If we were to have a million new starts
Such impressions you engraved on my heart
Thank you for sharing your story with us and letting us know your wife and son existed and share this touching yet heartbreaking moment with you. God Bless!
I am so sorry to learn about your double loss. I am praying to give your strength in this time . Remember God has plans for everything and do not doubt or question him. I know that this is hard to hear but trust and believe in him. I will continue to pray for you and I hope only the best for you.
“Earth has no sorry that heaven cannot heal”…(Isaiah 35:10). Your entire family is in the prayers of an entire nation. Your wife and son are resting safely in the arms of an all mighty and all knowing GOD!
They took your love with them and they left their love with you. The 3 of you will always be.
“Earth has no sorry that heaven cannot heal”…(Isaiah 35:10). Your entire family is in the thoughts and prayers of an entire nation. Your beautiful wife and son are resting safely in the arms of an all mighty, all knowing GOD!
This is so heartbreaking… My deepest condolences to you and your family. I wish I could find the words to console everyone. This is so sad and some things in life we will never understand why…. My prayers to all.
I’m so sorry for your loss! To lose your Best friend, the Love of your life & the Son of your desire is more than any one person should have to handle. It’s easy to say that I feel your pain & God had a plan- but in reality; it sucks. I’m praying for the time for it to be easier & easier for you to live. I’m praying for your family’s souls to be accepted by God & preserved for when you join them again. I’m praying for the pain that ails your heart. I’m praying that God blesses you with as many Blessings- that you have felt in pain. God Bless You & I will continue to cherish the pain of your losses until you are Blessed again!
After reading your story I realized I should not complaint about the stupid things that we all do on a daily basis about work, financial problems, home whatever no matter how big it may seem can not compare to what you have had to live in days. I know you are going to have to Angels by your side for the rest of your life and I know that God will never leave you alone. My prayers are with you
IAM SO VERY SORRY ABOUT UR LOST MAY BOTH OF THEM RIP AND GOD BLESS U AND UR FAMILY FROM THE KRAL FAMILY.
I pray for god to ease your pain of this unthinkable loss. Find strength & comfort in the amazing memories you have of your beautiful wife & precious child! They have both touched more life’s then most people will in an entire lifetime! I am sending prayers to you, family & friends!!!
Your courageous loving presence, a real inspiration. My thoughts and prayers go out to you,
i wish you safe keeping and love as you move forward in your life. I am so sorry for your loss.
I am so very sorry for your loss. I know the pain of suffering a child’s death very well. My thoughts and prayers are with during this difficult time. May the memory of Ashley and Lennon bring you comfort as you make your way from the depths.
I am so sorry for your loss..GOD BLESS YOU
Your loss is beyond belief. May God wrap you in His precious arms and give you courage to walk through this.
You have brought life into this world in ways that can never pass away.
I can not even begin to imagine the loneliness that you feel or the pain inside of you. Your beautiful singing and the story of your losses have brought me to tears. Yet what I feel is in no comparison to you and I am sorry for this.
Never lose hope in the resurrection.. It is what our sovereign Creator has promised, and know He, too, is sadden by your loss, as am I. Through tears, I just want to say, all the love and hope to you during your trials.. be steadfast & unmoveable… you will see them again!
I’m so sorry for your lost really hard to say……God will never put anything on you that you cannot bear
God be with you and your family!
I am very sorry for your loss, you probably don’t understand why, right now, but one day you to will be in heaven
And then you will total understand when you are reunited with them just as they were when they left!!
So my friend don’t be bitter have faith and believe that they are alive and well with are LORD IN HEAVEN.
I will be praying for you
GOD BLESS YOU
Now Heaven has 2 more Angles…. And I’m sure they will watch over you. Prayers and thought out to you and you family…Im so sorry for you Loss…..
I am sorry for your loss… my prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.
May God Bless You! I experieced a loss of my twin girls at 25 weeks, the moments I held them in my arms are the most precious moments of my life. My prayers are with you.
I cant imagine what you are going thru. I know the tears I have cried are nothing to the pain you are going through. Life is so hard and we wonder why this had to happen.. Ashley and Lennon were needed in heaven more then here on earth. It will be such a joyous moment the day you get to hold them in your arms once again. May God Bless You. You are in my prayers!!!! Hugs
Prayers for you and your family… This saddens my heart… So sorry for your lost..
we just lost are 2nd grandbaby last week. She was born at 20 weeks. She went home before birth. She had anacelphy. Which means no brain. I feel your loss. Our grandbaby touched so many in her short life an your son as done the same. Many blessings to you an your family.
I am so sorry for your loss. I am but a stranger but a friend in compassion. The world saw you and your son and we are forever changed by your story. I wish for you in your time of sorrow all good things love comfort and peace.
Rest in peace Ashley and sweet baby boy, Lennon. Prayers being sent that God grant peace and comfort to Chris, family and friends.
I can’t even imagine this happening, why? My heart goes out to you and all your family members. hang in there and when it gets super tough, talk to Ashley and Lennon, they’ll hear you…Prayers and comfort will sustain you. Just take it one day at a time.
I cannot even begin to say how sorry I am for your loss. Words cannot take away your pain. Not even time can heal these wounds. I pray for your peace and that you will survive this incredibly sad loss. I don’t know why things like this happen. How “God” can take a mother from her child, a child from his/her parents, or a mother AND child from their husband/father. They say everything happens for a reason…I am not sure what the reason is for this…but I hope you will find peace knowing that your son and your wife are together again, and are waiting for you…when it is your time to join them. You have to believe in something…otherwise, what is really the point? Bless you, your beautiful wife, and your extremely beautiful child. May you find each other again…one fine day.
I am so very deeply sorry for the loss of your beautiful wife and then also the loss of your very special gift your son. The video I saw of you singing to your son was a testament of the love you have for both your sweet wife and beautiful Lennon. Thank you for sharing your deepest moments and know that you are a true inspiration of what unconditional love really means. My prayers are with you and your family
I know its hard to lose your your wife and friend and your son Lennon I feel for you… Your wife is looking down at you while you sing to your son she is so proud of you… Your son would be very proud of you to… When you made that viedo it touch me and made me smile to see that your a loving Dad… My thoughts are with you…
I was so touched at your singing to your son. I am sure he heard every word and will forever know how much he was loved. I cannot claim to know the depth of your pain right now but my heart aches for you. But I also know how wonderful God is in his deep love for us. We will all be together in his love and that is what saves us and helps get through this life. God bless you now and always.
I don’t know you or your family but I just wanted to tell you that I’m very sorry for your loss brother. Just know that you and your family are in our prayers. Please just know they are in a better place and they will be watching over us as gods angels.
Hey, well i just saw your video on a chilean news webpage. My name is Adriana, i was a premature baby too, i’ve had some problems during the early years of my life but after all i think i learned to endure it. I live in Chile, far away from were you guys are but i got seriously touched by your story. My parents always talked to me about how hard it was having a premature baby, i know it’s pretty hard because i’ve had two failed pregnancies up to now. I send you all the good vibes and hope you can endure this as well as my family did with me. I’m really sorry for your loss. best of luck.
May the Lord bless you with strength and courage as you face these times of trials in your life. I pray that you may find peace, and remember that God loves you and that you will one day see your family once again. My prayers for you and your family.
My heart breaks for you to hear about your loss of wife and son. My prayers are with you. God Bless you.
My prayers are with you as you mourn the loss of your precious wife and son. May you feel the Lord’s presence near you and may He give you the strength and wisdom you need for the coming days. I am so thankful that you have peace knowing that they are with the Lord and you will one day be reunited.
There are simply no words that can soothe the suffering and anguish you and your family must endure. Just know that Ashley and Lennon are in our thoughts and hearts, and that they are still with you, although you can not see them. You will feel their presence when it is most needed, you will feel the comfort of a hug and soft kiss, and you will know that you are not alone, ever. May the Creator keep you and give you the strength you need to see the days ahead, and may she keep your loves close to her until you are together again on a new journey of love…Peace.
My love and prayers to your loving son and wife. You are a strong Husband and father and may God Bless each of you and in due time, may you enjoy in the heavens someday, the reunion with your family, who waits for your coming home to them. You are a truly blessed Dad, Husband and one of a class, in the world today. I loved all the pictures. What a beautiful family and I hope you took lots of pictures. Remember, Don’t bronze the shoes.. Your son remains in the fit of Love from Dad and Mon.
My family is so heartbroken to learn of Ashley and the baby’s passing. Ashley too such wonderful care of my little girl at the children’s center. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
God needed two Angels, Ashley and Lennon.
I cannot imagine the pain you are in. Be brave, you are in our hearts.
I am so very sorry for your loss. Just know that Lennon definitely heard your sweet, loving voice and went peacefully to God and joined your beautiful wife there. My prayers are with you during this sad time. Peace & love always.
I had tears coming down my face after reading your post and watching the song you played to your son.
You’re in my thoughts and prayers and I know one day, you will see Ashley and Lennon again.
My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. Your beautiful wife and angel son are now in the arms of our Lord, where we all shall go some day. May God give you the strength to endure this difficult path before you, but know that with each message here today and many days to come that each of us, far or near from you, are with you in spirit, helping you… walking with you. It is not only the Lord that will walk with you now…..
I am so, so, very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family at this difficult time xoxo
I am so full….praying for you…..
I am speechless….praying for you
God bless this beautiful mother and baby. And may peace and love surround their families.
Chris my eyes are all full with tears my face is a wash with a river running down it. Words can’t start to say what I want to say.I’m so happy you had 4 beautiful days with your baby boy. This you will always have in your heart. And to your beautiful wife she would be very proud of you. As life moves on I hope you will keep your head high and keep on going living the way she would have wanted. Please take care of your self and remember there are people in this world who will help you on your journey because we care and feel your loss even all the way down in Perth Western Australia.
I am so so deeply sorry for your loss. My heart is breaking for you and your family. My prayers are with you all. May God Bless you with a semblance of comfort and keep you wrapped in His arms. RIP Ashley and precious Lennon.
My prayers are with you for the loss of your wife & child I pray that God keeps his hands on you & your family through this time of hardship.
Chris, I am so deeply touched by your loss!!! I am so sorry that you have to endure losing both your wife and precious baby boy!! Prayers of strength go out to you and your beautiful wife’s family!! There are no words that can ease your pain….just know that many, many people are lifting you in prayer! God Bless you
I am so heartsick over the news of your beloved wife and son. Sending prayers your way. Stand tough and strong. You WILL get through this. Think of Ashley and Lennon, they love you and are looking down on you. God Bless them and you.
Dear Chris, I am so sorry over the loss of your wife and son, may all the wonderful memories you shared with her bring you comfort. May the time you shared with your precious son be cherished, as those of us who have lost children no how every second was a blessing. Prayers the LORD brings you peace only HE can give. GOD bless you and keep you, Rafael and Danna
So sad..this reminds us that we’re here for a purpose..and some has fulfilled that purpose..thats why god took his Angels back..
So sorry for yours and the entire family and friends lost..may god continue to shower u with this great strength and faith u have embracing u..may god protect and bless his angels and his earthly Angel!!
It is sad and heartbreaking to hear this. May god bless both their souls and give comfort to your soul at this moment of pain and grief. Deep within i feel both your wife and son must be happy in heaven.
Stay strong. God bless.
Thoughts and prayers…
We want to send our sincerest sympathies and condolences to the Father & Husband who has lost the 2 most precious people in his life.
Chris, we appreciate you sharing this tragic loss w/the rest of the world as well as your hope of seeing your loved ones again.
Jesus once said, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life…”- (John 11:25)
Your wife’s kind and humble heart are reflections of Jesus’ ministry while he was on earth. It is only through his ransom sacrifice that we have that hope of being reunited w/our loved ones again soon!
With Warmest Regards,
The Rodriguez Family
San Antonio, Texas
Please visit jw.org to find articles, publications and scriptures that will bring comfort, hope and peace to you and your family during this difficult time.
2 Corinthians 1:3, 4- “Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our trials so that we may be able to comfort others in any sort of trial with the comfort that we receive from God.”
I was moved to tears as I listened to you sing for baby Lennon. I don’t know you, but as I light my candles in memory of your beautiful son Lennon and adored wife Ashley I am reminded of something I read recently……Death doesn’t put an end to love, it doesn’t diminish it, it doesn’t change. Love is eternal and immortal.
Your time spent together was far too short, but I’m sure it was filled with love, may your special memories give you strength through the days and weeks ahead. My thoughts and prayers are for you and your family and friends, all the way from New Zealand. RIP Ashley and Lennon <3
So sorry for you loss! Heaven has gained two very beautiful people. I wish you all the best, keep your chin up!
All the way from the uk! StacyLouise
We remember you in our prayer. May our Lord Jesus console, comfort and bless you in the days to come.
Bless you! Your journey will be of great sorrow in these next few days but your life’s journey is not completed yet. So treasure every memory of your sweet family and give yourself time to accept what’s happened & rise in a new light starting another chapter of your life’s journey. Until you meet again be at peace.
I am so sorry for your loss. I wish you love, peace and comfort.
I feel bad for this man. Look at what he lost. A wonderful wife His partner in life. Now hes alone and for what??. Because they were program to have a worthless baby. A yelling, shitten, germ infested mistake.
Couples are program to be parents. Why would any one want to tie them selves down with a brat??
Parents to be think about what your getting your self in to.
Nothing good about children !
So Sorry for the loss of your beautiful wife and child….. Harmonious thoughts and prayers being sent to you and the families… Mat they forever Rest In Paradise .
I asked God and the others to join with me for a prayer for you . God bless .
I am sitting in my office with tears in my eyes. God will wrap you and your family in his arms forever. God Bless you and your beautiful family.
I am totally speechless, I cant imagine how much pain you are going through, all I can say is that this is not a goodbye, is a See You Soon! Be strong. God bless You! :'(
My heart aches for you, I know that’s nothing compared to the grief you feel, I will be lifting you, as many others are, up in prayer. I hope that softens the sting of your loss and that you will have peace that surpasses all understanding. My condolences.
My heart bleeds for you and your family. The story is one of sheer tragedy and heartbreak and my emotion cannot be shown in words. I’m sure your wife and son are smiling down on you from above and they know you’ll be strong for them both. They will be proud also of you and don’t you ever forget the amount of love they had for you.
May God bless you
Eddie O’Reilly, London, England
Sending my love, sympathy and prayers from Buford Georgia…..our souls are connected by this loss that has reached across all the boundaries of those whose paths have never crossed. God Bless…….
I am very sorry for your loss. While god called your wife and child home, you are left here to help carry on their spirits. You have a beautiful voice and hopefully you can use this to help you grieve and find soothing comfort with your gift. God bless you and finding comfort in his words.
Though I have never met you I have been so touched by your family’s story. I am praying for all three of you and your extended families. What a gift you have been given to experience such love for your wife and your son and for them both to have felt it and return it to you too! God bless you
I heard of this story through Facebook; a high school friend of mine worked with her. This story has touched me so much. It brings me to tears to just imagine the pain daddy is going through. I do, in God believe that they are in Heaven. That they are enjoying God’s Glory. I haven’t stopped thinking about this family since the day I found out and I continue praying for Chris and the rest of the family. Blessings.
We are so sorry for your loss, and are grieving with you. Praying for your sustained strength and faith until you are reunited with Ashley and Lennon.
Believe that all the compassion and energy coming to you from all over the planet is powerful, Chris. Nothing we can say or do right now will really help, but perhaps knowing that your wife, your son, and yourself touched the raggedy, often mean-spirited old world will offer you some brief comfort. From unspeakable sadness comes great strength: take it one breath at a time. Love to you.
My heart sad hear
this lost mother and child
god. Has mother and child. In heaven may god bless and be in need help as Chris and family. Grive though the lost
I am so sorry for your lost. May God be with during this time and all time, you are a strong man to have done all of this for your wife and son. God works in strange ways and we are suppose to wonder why he did this to you. Be strong and keep all the memories that you got to share with your son.
The Haupt Family
My condolences to you Chris and your family. Deeply saddened by this for such a great loss you have endured.
Your son left this world with your love in his heart and your voice in his mind and your loving arms wrapped around him. As he joins his mother he will be telling her that his daddy was singing Blackbird. I pray that you are given the strength to get though this with the love and support from your family and friends.
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Many your wife Ashley and beautiful baby boy Lennon rest in peace. May the Lord comfort you in your time of sorrow.
Hi I seen your video on YouTube im so sorry for your loss I can’t imagine what your going through but know this they are in a much better place and god has a plan for them. Your lovely family will reunite and rejoice at the gates of havin but your lovely wife and son would won’t you to carry on ill keep you in my prayers and again sorry for your loss
My thoughts and prayers go to your entire family. How blessed all of you were to have been given the opportunity of having someone so beautiful, thoughtful and caring in your life. Her memory will live on inside each and every one of you. We question why? I lost my sister tragically and still ask that question and no closer to understanding why the precious ones leave us so soon. Ashley and Lennon are the brightest stars looking down on all of you. They will forever be your guardian angels until the day you will be with them again. I pray for peace for you and your family. God Bless.
May you have the sweetest dreams of your wife and son each night that you lay down to go to sleep. Your story has touched people all over the world. May God be with you for all of your days. Stay strong! Be blessed! You are loved.
Chris, I am so sorry for your loss of not only your beautiful wife, Ashley, but you son Lennon. I will keep you in my prayers, you, your family and Ashley’s family (I am doing that already). Although I am a stranger, I read the sad news and just want you to know that people do care out there and I am one of those.
Chris… I don’t know you, but I will be praying for you. I just read what happened here in Porto Alegre – Rio Grande do Sul – Brazil, and all I can say is stay strong because God is with you.
Through tears of utmost sadness to your incredible story, media is amazing these days, although I don’t know you, your story brings you so close to my and obviously many peoples hearts! Your wife has certainly left an amazing legacy, how strong you are to care and sing a heart wrenching song to your babe with such tenderness! I pray that The Lord will wrap you up in his tender loving care through this tumultuous time, draw on him, he will carry you through. Much love and blessings to you and your families.
May God hold your beautiful wife, Ashley and baby Lennon, in his loving arms until you all meet again. I know they hear your wonderful tributes in song and I pray that you keep singing until you’re able to smile again.
My heart goes out to you Chris and to your family and that of your wife’s. Your pain and sorrow are great now but the Lord will help you through. Keep on singing, it will be a wonderful way to remember your beautiful wife and son. May the Lord be with you and your family. Sending Love and Prayers from Canada
Chris: there are no words to make this better, no cliche’s to make it ‘right’ or easier. I speak from similar experience. I pray for you, your family, Ashley’s family and all of your close friends who will now need strength to find your way through all of this. There is nothing that I can say except that I am so very, very sorry for your loss of Ashely and Lennon. How wonderful that you had the time with him to sing to him and touch him, kiss him and hold him in your strong arms. Peace and strength to you and yours.
I can not express how this story has touched me, I pray for Chris and those that were left behind when these 2 beautiful souls left the earth. The video of Chris singing Blackbird to Lennon gave me the chills and made me cry both for the sadness and the pure beauty and love that emanated from Chris to Lennon. I am so sorry for all you have lost. Sending love to all of you. And Thank You for allowing a stranger into your life and sharing your story.
I am so sorry for the loss of your wife & precious son… All he knew was love…
My deepest prayers go out to this husband father and family of this dearest tragedy I myself didn’t loose a spouse or a child but next month on the 11 the lord called a dear family member of mine home as she too had just been blessed with usbeautiful baby girl her life yet to was cut way to short she was only 19 how I miss her every day I know she watching over all of us down her as for I know u have 2 wonderful angles wstching over u
Really a touching story… May the two wise souls rest in peace…. Chris, now you have to take care of yourself and stand up again for both of them whom you loved deeply. May Ganesha bless you with a peaceful, enjoyable and even more loving life. Take care….
Oh what at joyous noise was made in heaven when they received your wife, Ashley and your son, Lennon into their heavenly home. My prayer for you , your family and friends is that Our Father will heal your hearts and dry your eyes in due time. Thank you for sharing the two greatest blessings in your life and May God continue to shower you with his mercy, grace and love.
Prayers for u
We are praying for you. It was a beautiful tribute. Yes, what next?? Lets pray we can share the Father’s love with all who are hurting!! God Bless
Beautiful memorial. Prayers go out to the Picco and Wood family. May God be with you, always.
What a beautiful service Chris. Your message is brave and inspiring. God bless.
RIP Ashley and little gorgeous precious Lennon. Your story has touched my heart. My deepest sympathy Chris. May God and your two angels watch over you and give you comfort.
This is truly one of the most moving and beautiful memorial services I have ever seen. Truly, it was God giving strength to Chris to be able to sing that beautiful song for his son, who like Ashley, left too soon. I don’t know the family, and I don’t even want to imagine the pain that they are going through right now, but I’m hoping that in the darkest days yet to come, when the internet becomes quiet, and the news story settles down, that they will be able to draw comfort and solace in the fact that many people have seen The Picco’s story, and are sending prayers to Heaven on Ashley and Lennon’s behalf, and prayers to Chris and the rest of his family for peace for the future. May God bless you all, and may the Lord hold Ashley and Lennon safe in His Arms for eterntiy. You will all be reunited once more at His table. Until then, hold on, take comfort in each other and the memories you shared with Ashley, lean on your church family and live everyday for those who couldn’t be with you….
Chris I am so sorry for the loss of your wife Ashley and baby Lennon. Know that we as a nation are touched by the beautiful service you so graciously shared with us and allowed us to be part of. My niece also lost her baby boy Lennon after a brief time after birth. Our Lennon’s daddy plays drums so hoping the boys will be working on some new music to great all of us as one by one we meet in heaven. Take care of yourself Chris my prayers are with you now and forever. God will help and guide you.
I am so sorry for the tragic loss of your beautiful wife and son. My heart has been with you this past week. Your friend’s and family’s words made your wife’s picture come to life. Thank you for sharing her, your son Lennon, & your heart with the world. May you be surrounded with love, support, and healing. May one day you find a piece of peace.
Mama to a baby girl whose life was all too brief <3 xoxo
Chris. My prayer go out to you and your family.
I want to assure you that in time, the raw pain of your loss will fade (a little). The memory and the love you feel for you wife and child will live on.
My Nicolas died 24 years ago but he still reaches out almost daily and touches my heart even though I only got to hold him for a few moments. My life has been inexorably changed for the better because of his short life. My worship community was forever closer because of his brief membership. My heart is forever softened because he is resident in it.
If one small, premature child can do that, imagine what effect a Son who had 33 years on this earth had on His Father’s heart, and on His communities bond and on the hearts of those in whom He resides.
Take time to grieve and to heal – but take heart because our sons now live with The Son and they have gone to prepare a place for us . . . In God’s good time.
God’s grace shine upon you and give you peace!
Dear Chris – thank you for allowing us to glimpse into your very private moments. Your wife is beautiful and so are you. Thank you for honoring God with your life and honoring your wife and son as well. You are in my prayers.
I do not know you, nor did I know Ashley and Lennon… but I do know the God that you know. Your sharing of your love and faith at such a sad time has inspired me so. Your message is such a powerful way to keep their memory. I do ask what now? I will strive to love more, touch others more, reach out more. Ashley is still touching strangers hearts… as she and Lennon have touched mine.
Dearest Chris, the outpouring of love from our world family is God’s way of reverberating his divine love back to you… to embrace and heal your unbounded grieving heart.
I know that your mind is asking a vital question amidst your anguish. But may I quietly say, that is because the natural integration of heart and mind has been temporarily fragmented by this uncharted experience in the sea of unprecedented loss. To look for direction from this state would be “putting the cart before the horse”. As a mother, I lovingly tell you to let that thought go at this time… now is not the time for decision-making.
Know that God has inherently equipped us with the ability to weather all life’s earthly challenges. His divine gift for this moment in time is to surrender into loving grief and embrace it in all it’s natural phases. It is the path of healing and a sacred, holy space. Be with the heart, not the head. For now. To every thing there is a season. The time to step into the future is down the road a piece and the Divine will gently guide you there – all in God’s time. Trust this process and unburden your heart and thoughts and grief into His Heart. When there has been enough healing, an impulse will arise from the core of you – in perfect integration with your soul – and you will know what path to follow. What quest to pursue. And it will be a beautiful thing. And we will all rejoice in it and support you. I’ll lay money it will involve Music. 🙂 Keeping you, Ashley and Lennon in my heart and prayers. All love, a Canadian mom. ❤❤❤❤
I’m so very sorry for the loss of your wife, daughter, grandaughter, sister, niece, and mother of Lennon, Ashley. I’m also so very sorry for the loss of your son, grandson and nephew, Lennon. This has hurt immensely watching your pain and yet inspired me to be a better person, a better follower of Christ, a better person for our planet. This has inspired millions and millions more in ways we don’t know yet. There is some good that has come out of this tragedy, this I know.
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