Welcome Declan Guider

by: Mike and Christie

As many of you will recall a few weeks back Chris and Valeksa Guider shared their story of leaving David Miscavige’s church and declared their independence. They joined many of us on Independence weekend and some of you had the good fortune to meet them.

We are very happy to announce that on Thursday, July 22nd, at 7:33 pm, they welcomed their first son Declan Charlton Guider into the world. The birth was a very theta experience. Declan is perfectly healthy, weighing 7 lbs 11 oz. He is a peaceful and beautiful boy who is very pleased with his choice of two loving and happy parents.


62 responses to “Welcome Declan Guider

  1. Welcome, Declan!

    You are ALL so radiant!
    Welcome Declan~you beautiful thing you!

  3. Oh wow what a beautiful family!! Nice nice nice!
    Thanks for sharing that photo with us guys, it is so wonderful!!

  4. Congrats. Very well done.

  5. That’s one beatiful boy who won’t have to worry about SO recruiters coming by when he turns 14.


  6. Freedom Fighter

    Very cool! Congratulations and welcome Declan!

  7. Thought Provoking

    Hello Declan and welcome to your new family!

    Congratulations Chris and Valeksa and well done on creating a theta space for Declan to be part of.

    Weddings and births…proof positive that the dynamics are flourishing and expanding in the Independent Scientology community.

    I wish you all much happiness and joy.

  8. As a good Cajun would say:
    sha t’ bebe’

  9. ***Welcome, Declan Charlton Guider***
    You’ve started with a fabulous name and parents,
    To Chris and Valeksa—what wonderful news for all of you!
    My wishes for great happiness to your new family ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Lisa Hamilton

    Chris and Valeksa,

    Awwww….that is so great! A beautiful son. Give him a hug for me. Glad everyone is doing well.

    Welcome Declan!


  11. Best wishes to the new addition and to the family.

  12. Congratulations! My ex is a midwife and I’ve had the fortune of being around the miracle of birth for many years. It is such a privilege to be a parent… Enjoy the ride and cherish every moment;)

  13. Welcome Declan!!! Can’t wait to meet you!! You all look great!

  14. Chris and Valeksa, wow what a beautiful son.
    Welcome Declan!

    You all look beautiful.Wishing you lots of love, joy and happiness.


  15. Ooooh, what a sweetie! He is gorgeous. So alert.

    Congratulations to all three of you.


    Just Me

  16. Congratulations Declan, Always happy to see a new face.

    “When children become unimportant to a society, that society has forfeited its future.”

    L. Ron Hubbard

    Science of Survival

  17. Beautiful! Well done. Long life and prosperity.


  18. Declan you are just the cutiest!

    Well done to mom and dad.

  19. Congratulations Chris and Valeska! Welcome Declan!

    And we will just let your parents be, comfortable for now that you are “full of goodness”. We’ll be around if they need any help with that…;)

  20. Ne Obliviscaris

    Welcome back Declan!

    Here’s to you:

    I hope you have a great adventure!


  21. Very well done Declan, Mom and Dad. Wow! Chris, I’m soooooo happy!!!! Sweet Fancy Moses ๐Ÿ™‚

    He can spend summers with me and I’ll teach him all about how to handle MAAs!!!!

    Hah! Chris, I’m soooooo happy for you guys!!

  22. Declan;

    Welcome and I want you to know you have picked some very special parents.

    VWD to Chris and Valeksa Guider!!!

  23. Watching Eyes

    What a beautiful baby! Congratulations.

    I love the first picture where Declan is looking right at the camera. You know, babies aren’t usually that focused at 3 days of age. Pretty cool!

  24. Oh man, I LOVE this song!

  25. Congratulations!

    May joy and innocence prevail!

  26. CONGRATULATIONS on this beautiful baby.
    Very well done to all concerned.
    Welcome Declan Charlton Guider !

  27. My first quick look showed a very there thetan in that baby body. I had to go back and revisit to see the baby body…lol. Oh you shall have so much fun with this wee one. He’s going to be flying soon! Congrats!! ~

  28. Beautiful alert boy!


  29. This is our first officail Indie baby, no?
    Now this is an excuse for a yearly gathering.

    Congratulations! You are in for the joy of joys.


  30. Welcome Declan! The world is now a better place because your in it!

    (Way to go Chris!)

  31. Congratulations Chris and Valeska and Welcome Declan! This news warmed my heart. ๐Ÿ™‚

  32. ฮ˜Tater/GaryLerner

    This band of merry Thetans welcome you Declan!

    Boy, are you gonna have fun, joy and love in your life! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Very Well Done Chris and Valeska!

    Love and ARC,

    ฮ˜Tater/Gary ๐Ÿ™‚

    P.S. Declan, you and Elvis Costello have something in common.

  33. Wow…. Always a joy. Beautiful creation. Congrats !!!

  34. Virgil Samms

    Welcome Declan and well done on ya Mate! He’s a chip!

    Print this off for the future for him to read so he can see tht he already has hundres of friends.

    ML Tom

  35. Well probably someday you’ll read this. Welcome Declan, you’ve got a tone 40 look about you. You’re going to have a very good life indeed.

  36. Welcome Declan! And congratulations to the whole family!!!! ML Ignazio.

  37. Mike Lemeron

    Welcome, Declan! Huge congratulations to the wonderful parents!!

  38. Jean-Franรงois

    ฮ˜ Congratulations Chris and Valeksa!
    ฮ˜ Welcome back Declan! ๐Ÿ™‚

  39. Hi, Congratualtions to both of you. I did not write when you declared your independance so I am taking the opportunity now. Chris will remember be but you Valeska, you were a little girl when I was at SH. I knew your Dad fairly well though. (Amongst French people, we always had a connection.)
    It’s incredibly theta to see this picture and to see you as parents. This is the start of an amazing journey for you. Parenting was one of the most black-Pred thing in CofM, when in fact it is a very high purpose and a great adventure.
    I know you’ll help Declan thrive as a strong and free thetan. He already has Chris’ piercing look!
    Love, Naomi

  40. Congratultations! Wish the three of you all the best.

  41. Theo Sismanides

    Chris and Valeska, congradulations and my warmest welcome to you Declan!!

    Hope you are getting some sleep at night guys! Well, let us know ’cause you know sometimes it’s not so easy if Declan thinks otherwise. haha! But it’s all worth it.

  42. Welcome Declan and congratulations Valeska and Chris. Much joy and happiness to you all.

  43. Congratulations!!!!

  44. Absolutely terrific! Declan is a very handsome dude! Welcome Declan and Congratulations to Valeska and Chris! I am soooooo happy for you all. Love, Jan

  45. Goodness — could Declan be any cuter?

    Congratulations! I don’t think there is any greater joy than being a parent AND trust me — while he might learn a few things from you – it pales in what you’ll learn from him ๐Ÿ™‚


  46. Martin Gibson

    Hello Declan! Nice to meet you! Very well done to mum and dad.

  47. Welcome to this little one Declan and thank you for sharing your lovely photo’s of you and the little one /

  48. Welcome Declan and congratulations to your family!

  49. Congratulations!

  50. Unity Mitford

    Was the baby named after the Ireland’s Catholic Saint Declan?

  51. VERY WELL DONE MOMMA! What a handsome and healthy looking boy. This is so totally theta, I’ve got chills everywhere…

  52. Congratulations to the very happy parents of a peaceful and contented child. Welcome Declan Charlton Guinder!!! You have chosen your parents well….

  53. Congratulations. You all do Mankind proud!

  54. Chris & Valeksa. Congratulations many! Declan. Hi!
    Dragon Fly. You must come by Asgard sometime. Oh bring Jim with you.

  55. Your baby is beautiful!! Well done to you both.

  56. Asgard,
    I’ll come with anyone, as long as you can get me on some of those Atlantic salmon rivers. Hmmmm…

  57. Congratulation!! Hawsome!! What a fantastic product!! I love it!!

  58. Well done! It is such a shock to see someone celebrating a baby with a photo in a Scientology arena. Marty, this is truly a new era where possibilties and hope are celebrated. A child friendly environment is just a must for any culture to survive. Thank you for celebrating this moment with all of us. I’m not a cry baby but there is a bit of sting going on. Thank you all for what you have done to make it a better world for the staff who find themselves now as potential parents. And for all of those children forthcoming. The Earth is NOT something we hand down to our children. It is a trust we are holding for them.

  59. Hello Declan!

    Glad you’re here.

    Congratulations Mom & Dad-

    The Gallagher Family

  60. Congratulations Valeksa and Chris! Declan Charlton Guider, welcome! You are very there, with lovely quiet certitude.

  61. one of those who see

    Congratulations Valeska and Chris!! Welcome to the party Declan. You have a wonderful family and lots of friends already. VVWD!

  62. Congrats and what a beautiful family : )

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