Judson's Legacy

Publishing Contract

Dear family and friends,

Today, 14 months since Judson’s life in heaven began, we have very exciting news to share!

On January 1st I signed a contract with Tate, a small Christian publisher to have Judson’s story published.  As of today, the working title is “Eyes that See: The Story of Judson”.  It is a compilation of all the letters and blogs I wrote during Judson’s illness and a few of my journals since he died.  This new venture is a huge gift, coming more quickly than we had imagined, and once again showing us ways in which God is redeeming our pain and planning to use our little boy.  We feel honored!

This does, however, mean that until the book is in print, his full story will no longer be available on the website.  So as of today, you will only find excerpts from the book, but you can click on the “Judson’s Story is Being Published” button to sign up to be notified when the book is available.  It will likely be about a year before production is complete.

I have thought many times how this book would never have been written if not for the family, friends, and even strangers who cared enough to follow our journey during Judson’s illness by reading CaringBridge and my blog.  Because you engaged, I felt more compelled to write, and now it has given us another avenue to share our boy!  So thank you!  Thank you for caring about our family and for loving Judson!!

Please pray that God will be honored and glorified through this project and that Judson’s story will find its way into the hands of those whom God would desire to have “Eyes that See”.

We hope you will celebrate with us!!

Much love and gratitude,

Signing the contract with my Lightening McQueen pen.




30 Responses to "Publishing Contract"

  1. Katy says:

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!! So excited for you all!

  2. Arlene Pellicane says:

    Congratulations – this is so wonderful! You write so beautifully – a book would be a perfect tribute and blessing to so many others.

    I blog with a lady named Sue McRoberts who has her book published with Tate. You can compare notes with her – the blog address is http://totallynewmoms.blogspot.com/

  3. Mariana Magness says:

    Congratulations! I always knew that was going to happen sooner or latter. Your family can improve the lives of so many that have experienced or are in the middle of such a loss process. Your connection with God, your strenght (I know that sometimes it must feel like you have no strenght) and your honest and straight forward writting are all to be proud of and shared and I know God is indeed very proud of both of you, Drake and Christina! And Jessie is so blessed with wonderful parents.

  4. 33775 says:

    This is fantastic, Christina! I am so excited for you… thank you again for sharing your story. We certainly celebrate with you today and are reminded of what a sweet gift Judson is to us all!

  5. Christie says:

    I love that you signed your contract with a Lightning McQueen pen! Judson approves, I’m certain!

  6. Jeff Trammel says:

    I’m as thrilled to see your big smile as I am to hear of the news. May this blessing play a big part in your growth and in Jud’s legacy!

  7. Sarah Johnson says:

    Congratulations!!! How wonderful!!

  8. Allyson Stevenson says:

    Awesome! Along with the gift of a precious son in Judson, comes your gift of writing….you have an incredible ability to so clearly articulate and express your exact emotions… because of this, I, and I am sure many others have felt drawn to you, your family and your story from the very beginning. Although it has been ever so heartbreaking to travel with you through this journey, it has been rewarding to see all of God’s tender mercies being poured upon you along the way! What a wonderful God we serve…what a wonderful God we have!

    Congrats on the latest news…I pray that this newest publication will be not only an eye opener to many of the horrendous effects of Krebbes and other diseases alike, but be a true tribute to your shining example you have led throughout!

    With love, prayers and praises in abundance,
    Stevenson Family

  9. Elaina says:

    Exciting news! I’m so excited to hear you have this opportunity to share Judson’s story and your journey with an even wider audience.


  10. Jean and Gary Butler says:

    Oh my gosh…..praise the Lord….how good HE is!!!!!!! We can’t wait to buy the book. You look so happy; and we too loved the pen you signed the contract with.You are such a gifted "author"; and your writings have already touched so many hearts….think of all of the other "future readers" who will be "healed" by your story about Jud.Godis so good. Congrats again!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Jean and Gary

  11. 46434 says:


    You continue to be a blessing to all of us, and in the future, when we have no words to console a devastated famiy, they will have you.

    May God continue to shower His Blessings on you. You may not realize what a treasure you are.

    Thank you for being there.

  12. Colleen says:

    Christina, this is fantastic news. Congratulations! This is so wonderful that others will be able to be touched by Judson and his story. Thanks you for sharing this with us! Colleen

  13. kari glenn says:

    Such exciting news!!! I can not wait to read it.

  14. June says:

    How WONDERFUL!!!! This is GREAT NEWS!!! I am so happy for you – such an answer to prayer.

    With Much Love,

  15. Mandi Woolery says:

    Congratulations! What wonderful news! I can’t wait to read it.

  16. Joel and Jessica Johansen says:

    What an incredible blessing this will be for so many people! People who may not have had the opportunity to know Judson will be moved deeply by his story. Thank you for being so willing and open to share your story with everyone.

  17. Denette Rojas says:

    This is such wonderful news!!! Christina, you have a gift for writing. So glad that this opportunity has come along for you, even if it feels too soon. I know that others will be encouraged by reading of your journey. Miss you. Love the choice of pens.

  18. Mary says:

    Congratulations Christina!!!! Can’t wait to get my own copy and I will tell everyone about it!

  19. Brandi says:

    Congratulations Christina and the Levasheff family! You are such a gifted and talented writer and to be published is such an honor! I will be so honored to purchase my copy!!! I know your words will touch souls that you’ve never dreamed of, congrats~

  20. Shanna says:

    What a great gift on a significant day! So excited for you. Praying God continues to use this new avenue to bring healing to your heart and soul.

  21. Lora says:

    Wow. That is so exciting. I can’t wait to get a copy!!!

  22. Cheri Burk says:

    Congratulations! I can’t wait to read it.

  23. Robyn says:

    Christina, What an awesome opportunity and responsibility you are undertaking! There could have been no better pen used to sign your contract. I think your book will not only introduce many to Jud and his story and life but will be also introduce many to God and His love. You are fulfilling the words of Isaiah 12:4 …"Give thanks to the Lord! Call for him to help you! Tell all the nations what he has done! Tell them how great he is!" You have blessed us through your writings and sharing Jud’s life with us on a small scale–now you have the chance to bless so many more. Thank you for being courageous enough to accept this challenge.

  24. aunt sue says:

    This is exciting news Christina! Judson is leaving a legacy of hope and faith to the hurting. Congratulations!! I pray that it will glorify God and point others to the One who will wipe away every tear someday. Love, aunt sue

  25. Kristy Harrang says:

    This is so great you guys!! Christina, you are just radiating in that picture above. I pray that God uses each of these amazing opportunities to encourage your souls and bring healing. God’s favor is on you and your beautiful son, and it is so exciting to see all He is doing in and through you!

  26. hh says:

    CONGRATULATIONS on this wonderful news! Praise God and may HE continue to be glorified in HIS story of Judson’s life!

    You look beautiful and so filled with joy in the photo! I LOVE the title, "Eyes That See: The Story of Judson"!! And yes, may God bring this story to MANY "whom God would desire to have ‘Eyes that See’" as you said.

    Much love and celebrating with you and Drake!
    Heather and Mark

  27. Mary says:

    Hi there Drake, Christina, Jessie, and in Honour of Judson,
    Congratulations for your contract, in order to write Juds story.
    God will bless your story and be a help to many. many people, in many and different ways.
    Way to go Levasheffs!
    You will be in my prayers,
    Love you all,
    Athens, Greece

  28. Amy Dresher says:

    That is such wonderful, exciting news! Congratulations!

  29. Jenni Wong says:

    Congratulations, Christina! This is so wonderful!!!

  30. Jodel Guerrero says:

    I have followed Your Familys journey and Juds story for awhile now.. so glad it is going to be published . we can all learn soo much thru Jud’s life and story !!!!!

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