12/18/08 - Thank you :)

Thank you everyone for all the kind words. It is early AM on Thursday and Kayleigh is still fighting hard. We know God has the final word and we are still hoping and praying for a miracle, but we are comforted in knowing that Kayleigh is in no pain or discomfort right now if she may go to heaven. She is resting peacefully and looking as precious as can be.

I can't begin to tell you how much your comments have helped us through this difficult time. We are so amazed at how Kayleigh has touched all of your lives in one way or another.

"Kayleigh, We want you to know that you are so special and everyone loves you so very much. Whether God's plan is for you to be with us or with Him in heaven, we are so very proud of you for your strength and love you have given us. You will ALWAYS be our little Angel" Love, Mommy & Daddy

God Bless,

The Freemans :)

74 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sending more prayers and love.



Carol H.
Irmo, SC

Corrie said...

I just found your blog yesterday, and have read almost all of it! I'm in South America, but normally in Charlotte. Sorry I can't come visit! But I wanted to let you know that I am definitely lifting you all and Kayleigh up in prayer!

Corrie

Barbara said...

Thank you for sharing beautiful Kayleigh.
Wishing rainbows and sunbeams and stars and pretty things for her.
xxx

Hayley said...

I have been following your blog for some time now and can't even tell you how much your courage and strength inspire me. I have a young daughter and you all remind me daily as to how lucky I am have to have her. My prayers and thoughts are with you guys often!

Anonymous said...

We had a holdiay party at the Fire Department that my Husband and I belong to and I wanted to let you know before the party started we took a few minutes and all 45 of our Volunteer memebers said a special pray for Kayleigh, and she will remain in our prayers for days and months to come.

Keri said...

Pleased to hear that, although somewhat painful to you, Kayleigh was able to spend another day with you, as each of these days are so precious. Continuing to pray for her and your whole family to find peace in these times.

Keri, NH

Anonymous said...

We love you guys and are thinking of you ALL the time... First thing when my Aunt and Terry get home from work they ask about Kayleigh. When Cassie gets home from school she logs in to her computer and checks on Kayleigh... She is 12 and thats her first priority!!!
Thank you for allowing us to all be touched by Kayleigh and for allowing us in to your lives in such a personal and intimate way.

Rebecca

Toni Conrad said...

I am still praying for Kayleigh and your entire family. I know you know GOD has a plan and we dont know what it is. Just stay strong. I know this is the hardest time of your life... But things will get better no matter what happens. I am so proud of you two on how you are handeling this tough sitution. Your words are almost exactly mine 2 months ago... I am praying for you all. With love!

Renee said...

Praying so hard for Kaleigh and her Mommy,Daddy and entire family. I have never posted before but "check on" Kayleigh multiple times a day, praying for her and thinking about all of you. She has definately touched so many people. Thank You for sharing her with us.

Anonymous said...

To the Freeman family,

I am so humbled by Kayleigh and her ability to fight such an incredible fight and touch people so deeply at the same time. I can look at my children now and tell them, anything is possible for you- because truly, with God anything is possible!!!
Today is my anniversary and my husband bought me one of Kayleigh's bracelets as my present- and wrote a note to me which read, 'I want you to wear this everyday and when you see it remember how blessed you are." I cried when I received it- he knew I'd been following your story since Aimee first went on babycenter.com. My little boy was born on Sept 8- and every time I seem him and hear him cry I thank God. It reminded me so much of your post the other day- Kayleigh has strengthened my faith, my marriage, and my appreciation and love for my children.
Regardless of whether or not Kayleigh stays with us (and trust me I'm believing for a MIRACLE!) or whether God chooses for her to sit in his lap and watch over your family, his PURPOSE for her will not end with her last breath. Her legacy will continue on- whether she is here on Earth or up in Heaven. I hope that you both find great peace in that. Your daughter is gorgeous and truly a miracle. God has greatly blessed your faith- whenever I read your words, I can feel the holy spirit washing over me.
Really, it's amazing.
I love all of you, as my family in Christ, even though I have never met you.
Thank you Kayleigh, for giving me this gift.

Anonymous said...

I am still praying for little miss Kayleigh all the time. May she feel no pain and only the comfort from you and the lord at this time whatever the final outcome may be.
With love from Southern NH

Anonymous said...

You both continue to amaze me with your strength. We will continue to pray for Kayleigh and hold all of you close to our hearts.
Laura

Anonymous said...

I read your story and forwarded it to the women at my church. We are all praying for you and your family.

Love and prayers from Poughkeepsie, New York

Sarah, Adam and Mercedes said...

I'm so glad that what you've found any measure of comfort in the mere words we all have to offer- still praying hard for you guys and for a miracle- and I have everyone I know praying too!!! Stay strong!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm still praying and holding onto all hope for Kayleigh! She is so strong and such a fighter. I pray you have many more days with her.

Valerie said...

{{{Hugs}}}
Love Valerie & family in Nova Scotia

Sam said...

I had to check in before I headed to work this morning. I'm relieved to hear that she's still fighting. Don't give up on her! Still thinking of you guys...

Erika said...

still praying for sweet beautiful Kayleigh.Lots of love and LOUD prayers!!!

Sarah said...

I can on to check...hoping for an update. I'm so glad to hear that Kayleigh is comfortable and fighting hard. I'm praying fora miracle...she has beat odds before. I know this is tough on you guys. Watching how you guys have responded to everything by trusting in God is awesome! Everyone that I have known blames God and gets bitter. You have an awesome outlook and that is a huge blessing. Thank you for sharing your story with all of us! We love you guys!!! Still praying hard for you all.

amanda said...

Kayleigh is a true miracle and I am praying still very hard for another miracle for her! Thank you for sharing your story! It has touched my heart and my faith! I am praying for all 3 of you! God Bless!

Anonymous said...

My Prayers and love for your whole family. I am praying for a christmas miracle...because through "Christ" ANYTHING is possible!!!
Much Love and Prayers from
Eastern NC
Deanne and Cassidy

Anonymous said...

God bless Kayleigh and her family. Still praying for another miracle.

tianat said...

I will continue to pray for Kayleigh and your family. I read your story every one of the 60+ days I spent in the NICU with my little one, and sometimes it was the only thing that was able to get me through some of the roughest days. May God continue to bestow his blessings upon you and your family

mumof2boys said...

I have been following your blog for a while now, and over the last few days have been readin over your journey. I have been pressing the refresh button every hour or so waiting for some news on sweet Kayleigh. Hoping for the blog saying she is getting stronger, and defying the odds. Hang in there little girl, we are all praying for you.

Thankyou for sharing your story with us, it makes me hug my two little boys a little tighter, and enjoy them that bit more then I already do.

Anonymous said...

dear God please give Kayleigh and the Freeman family one more miracle and let her lung pressures drop so she will be able to go howe to ler loving family.Amen
Love Brandi Albert Albert JOel Alexis Arianna and Aiden

Kimberly said...

My heart breaks reading all of this. I'll be praying for God's grace to touch all of you. Your strength for Kayleigh and faith in God greatly encourages me.

Denise said...

Parker and I were rocking last night as I got ready to lay him down to sleep. i was singing to him and suddenly I lost it, I thought about you guys and that you may never get to experience what I was experiencing. As he started to drift off, I told him again, all about our friend Kayleigh. I told him how it helped me while he was in the hospital to have someone to help out. I stopped focusing on my pity party and frustration over Parker's birth and time in hospital, and was able to focus on someone in need and love them.

I thank you for that! I am so so glad that God led me to your blog. I seriously am grateful to YOU for letting me jump into your lives and become apart of it.

As always, we are praying for you guys. I pray that Kayleigh continues to stay strong and that you guys continue to feel God's peace through this!

hang in there! love you guys!

Kim said...

Freeman Family:
I am praying for a miracle for little Kayleigh. She is such a fighter and so courageous. I am so inspired by her. I check up on her everyday and pray for her everyday. We do not know Gods plan for her life but there is no doubt that she has made a mark on the hearts of thousands of people. Through the beautiful words of her parents I feel as if I am a part of her life and your fight is our fight.
I will wear her bracelet and let it be a reminder to me each day to be strong and to be reminded of my blessings. Kayleigh stands for so much-she is amazing. I will continue to pray for a miracle for her. Stay strong.
Kim
South Carolina

Anonymous said...

I've been silently following since I first saw about your lil girl on the preemie board.

My thoughts and prayers to your family and little kayleigh. She is such a blessing.

Anonymous said...

Praying for Kayleighs miracle and also for you, her loving parents.
Kayleigh has touched my life in so many ways. Your faith and the love between you & Aimee has been an inspiration to me.
Hold her close. Love her.
I'm praying for a Christmas miracle!

Anonymous said...

Kayleigh is beautiful and so strong. I am praying and thinking of your family throughout the day. You are not alone in your love for Kayleigh. We all love her! May God be with you and your family! May Kayleigh continue her fight.

Ann

Anonymous said...

We are praying for your strength to move through this path that our God had choosen for your family. He is a good God and will be there every step of the way. Miracles do happen...just ask the Joye family. God placed your families together for a reason and we are so happy to have you in our Elevation family. Lifting you up with prayers and God's wonderful glory.

much love...a fellow Elevator !

Grace said...

You are an amazing family...so strong. I will continue to pray for each of you.

Anonymous said...

I have been following your story since Babycenter.com (We have a daughter born 9/26) and I have never posted here but I wanted to tell you my family prays for Kayleigh everyday. You will have no idea how many lives Kayleigh has touched! She truely is a miracle and she will remain in our hearts forever. Everytime one of my little ones starts to act out and I want to fly off the handle, I stop and think now about how precious life is and how it is a blessing to have a healthy child (even if they are not a good kid all the time). I want to thank Kayleigh for making me realize that in my life. We tend to get so wrapped up in the little things in life, we forget about the big picture. Thank you Kayleigh!!

Lisa, Kennedy and Addy in Michigan

Michele said...

I fell asleep last night praying hard for Kayleigh, that she will make it out of this difficult time and that your entire family will be at peace. I woke up this morning and my first act was to log onto my computer to check on her status. I will be thinking about her and praying for her all day. May peace be with you and with Kayleigh.

Anonymous said...

Your story has really touched me, I live in England and gave birth to baby boy on 12 Aug 2008, i was 28+ 5 weeks, You are an inspiration to all parents of Premature babies, Your blog is wonderful, and your daughter is absolutely beautiful, If any two people deserve a happy outcome it's you guys, Kayleigh has been through so much in her short life and i pray she gets through this, All my love and best wishes from England xxxxx Sarah xxxxx ♥

paula said...

Aimee and Adam,
What can I say? I have had to take some time off work and have not been able to check in as often as I wanted. I was so shocked to read the comment this morning. Please know I am thinking of you and your family, as well as praying for you and Kayleigh. She is truly such an inspiration, as you both are. She is in God's hands, and He will take care of her one way or another. I think of you guys so often, how your strength and faith has carried you through such a rollercoaster ride. I draw so much strength in seeing what we are all able to do with the power of prayer and the belief in God. I believe one of the comments said that Kayleigh said "I love you" with each success she had with surgeries, etc. I see her saying it in the pictures with her little expressions, and with each and every day she has been on this earth. She has touched so many people, and I am so thankful you asked me to be her primary that night in NPCN. I will continue to pray for you and Kayleigh, as I have been for a while. Just know how special she is to so many people. Hang in there, I am a firm believer that things happen for a reason, whatever that reason may be.
Paula L. (NPCN)

thelahars@bellsouth.net (if you need ANYTHING)

Anonymous said...

Kayleigh is an inspiration to anyone who breathes air. She is the most beautiful little girl I have ever saw. God has a plan. We don't always understand what that plan is, but it's always for the good and glory of the Father. I have been so touched by this story. It's the first thing I read in the morning and the last thing I read at night. God bless your family and God bless Kayleigh for her BRAVE fight. I love her with all my heart even though I have never met her in person. Thank you so much for bringing her into my life. Your family will forever be in my heart.

The Popes said...

Your daughter is a miracle. I am praying for God to do a mighty work in her.

The Baldwin Family said...

Freeman Family -

We put a link on our blog to your with a request for prayers. We hope and pray for a Christmas miracle, it's God's will as to what the miracle is. We want all of your to know how much we care. Thank you for keeping us updated as to how Kayleigh is doing. We know it must be so difficult to find the words to describe what you are all going through.

Love and prayers,

The Baldwins
http://thebaldwinbaby.blogspot.com

Erica said...

We love you Kayleigh!! I wont give up on you sweetie! We have hope and believe in miracles. Were praying for you! God Bless you! God Bless you Freemans!

Erica
Mommy to 2 boys
1 who was a 31 weeker

Mel said...

Continuing to pray for you and sweet angel Kayleigh.
M from OK

Amanda-The Family News! said...

Prayers continue for a miracle for Kayleigh. Thank you for posting your sweet words to Kayleigh. Love and prayers -
Amanda and family
Spartanburg, SC

JaMean said...

Your family is SO inspirational. Thank you for sharing. Kayleigh, we love you from Utah.

Aimee, Adam, Brandon, Allyson, we love you all.

God Please, be with them. Comfort them. Comfort Baby Kayleigh. Be with her. Bless everyone who reads this and prays for her.

Thank you, Adam, Aimee and Kayleigh for your lessons to me.

*Janine in Utah*

Kelly said...

Adam, Aimee, Kayleigh, Brandon and Allyson,


Know that much love and bunches of prayers are being sent your way.
I pray that He gives you all strength and surrounds you all with His grace and love. Kayleigh..fight hard baby girl.

May the Lord keep you all close...
Kayleigh's Kentucky prayer warrior
Kelly

Anonymous said...

I've never posted before but I've been following this amazing story since very shortly after Kayleigh was born. I was so saddened to read this your post this morning. I will continue to pray for Kayleigh and for your entire family.

Your faith and trust in our Almighty God has been such an inspiration to me and to everyone that has been reading this. May God just bless and comfort and give you strength through these days.

In Christ,
Tracy

Tracie said...

I'm so glad to know that Kayleigh is continuing her fight and that you guys are remaining as strong as possible.

Last night at my church's Christmas banquet, close to 250 people stood and joined hands in a special prayer just for Kayleigh. They had your blog pulled up on the overhead and I can assure you that there was not a dry eye in the place. It was very moving. We're all keeping faith that she'll gain strength and her pressures will come down.

Many thoughts and prayers are being said. Stay strong!

E said...

I logged on here for the first time in a few days only to find myself saying "No,No,No! This wasn't how it was supposed to be." I sit here at my desk at work, crying for your family. I don't know you, but I sure feel like I do. Kayleigh has already made such an impact, and no matter what God decides in the days to come, I do know that HIS ways are greater than ours. But boy - as a mommy,that is soooo hard to remember when your baby/child is the one you're handing over to him.

My prayers go out for your family and for Kayleigh.

Anonymous said...

My thoughts and prayers are with your family; being a parent of a premmie I understand what you are going thru. Hug her close and kiss her often.

momof3preciousgirls said...

I am praying for Kayleigh and you both as parents. Bless you all. I love reading about your new faith in God too. This little precious girl is beautiful and in my thoughts and prayers. I wanted to also say I will tell my girls. My older two pray like no other. I remember praying for this other little girl and it didn't end well but even when she left and went to heaven, My oldest prayed she would have fun and run in heaven. So I just wanted to say we are all praying for you all! God Bless....

Katie Anderson said...

Adam, Aimee & Kayleigh,

As I had said many times before it is still so that my heart is breaking. I took the day yesterday and spent it fasting and in prayer for Kayleigh, God's will in her life and your family. My heart is breaking and I once again can not fathom how you are feeling. My husband yesterday went on your site and ordered us bracelets. I had not ordered because we have medical bills coming out of every which way possible, which I know you understand, however he had saved enough money and put it aside to buy bracelets for all of us. I will wear mine always and never forget what an impact your lives and testamony has been to our family. George says, "give Kayleigh a kisssssssss and a ugh that he lubs her." Thank you for opening your world to us, so that our Lord could use your story to be a blessing to so many. Kayleigh has brough so much love, peace, hope and comfort to the world, our Lord has a plan for her life and though it may be short look how God used 1 tiny miracle to shed his light to the whole world.

Peace be with you both, and know that our Father God will give you all that you need, Find comfort in his arms and rest knowing that His will is in place and that you are doing His will.

Love Always,

Katie, Steve, George & Sidney

B said...

I am so glad the comments helped! I couldn't stop crying thinking about her and then I remember my brother Mario in heaven. Its a beautiful place I hear :) we can only imagine how beautiful it really is! Much love!

bri said...

Peace be yours today and may you feel HIS presence all around you as you spend time with your daughter! We are still praying and lifting you all up in this time of trial!

Love Y'all!

Michele said...

I just want to tell you to be brave through all of this. I too lost one of my micro preemies. Nick and Kenny were born at 23 weeks. Nick lived for 2 days. I just want to let you guys know that I have been and will continue to pray for Kayleigh and you both...along with your families. I am so sorry that she is not doing well. I am sitting here crying for you. She is so beautiful. If she does have to go to heaven, I told my Nick to be there waiting for her. God bless you all so very much. Love always,
Michele Tomecko

Anonymous said...

I found your blog recently and as a preemie mom am so touched by the strength and beauty your little girl and your family posesses. I have been praying for you and your family. Thank you for sharing your story. You have inspired so much hope and courage in us all.

Anonymous said...

Good Morning,
I am continuing to pray for You, Aimee and Kayleigh everyday and several times a day. You guys are always on my mind. I pray that The Heavenly Father performs another miracle and I am believing He will. All of you continually touch my heart. I feel that you are family because we are all God's Children. I pray that His Holy Spirit touches all of you in a special way that you know that he is touching and healing you. Nothing is too Big or too small for God. I pray for strength for You, Aimee, and Kayleigh. She knows her parents love her so much and God Loves all of you so much.We have an awesome God. I am a nurse and I pray for all of her nurses that they will continue to give you the support you, Aimee and Kayleigh need.

In God's Love for all of you,
"Aunt J" from South Carolina

Anonymous said...

Love and prayers are sent your way, please feel them surrounding you......
dy

Heather Marie said...

Still praying hard for you all! :) God will take care of Kayleigh! She is so precious!

Anonymous said...

Hold on the the promises that God has the final say in all of this and find comfort in knowing that He loves her more than anyone else. I have been praying for all of you ever since your last post.

So many of us have been touched and brought to our knees on her behalf. She has brought us closer to God and the ones we love. She is definitely an angel of God.

(((HUGS)))

Gina

Natalie, Atl GA said...

I have been following your story and checking in on your blog several times a week for many months now. Though this is my first time posting, I have said many prayers for Kayleigh. I am so very sad for you both as parents, but so admire your courage and strength. You are so right that Kayleigh was meant to be in this world, and though for such a painfully short time, her life has so much meaning.
Thank you for sharing and continuing to share her story with us - you are all an inspiration. My heart is broken for you as you treasure these moments with your baby daughter, and I will still pray for more miracles.
God bless you,
Natalie, ATL GA

The MacWelch Family said...

My friend sent me the link to your blog this morning...what amazing people you are! Your strengthened faith in God during such hard times is a true testament. When some might have turned their backs on God and asked why, you decided to share your story with the world and in that have touched so many lives. I was having a crummy morning and then I got this email...about your story. The more I read, the more my mood lifted. I began to pray and reflect on my own blessings. What a beautiful little girl and what beautiful parents... Thank you for your story. I can't tell you how you have touched me this morning. I will hold you all close to my heart and of course I will be lifting you up in constant prayer. My grandmother always said that prayer changes things... God Bless...

Sherry said...

We're all praying here for all of you and still hoping for the very best. Your strength in all this is astounding. Kayleigh is such an incredible reminder to never take anything for granted and always make the most of what we're given. We'll keeping holding on and hoping.

Anonymous said...

Still sending lots of prayers your way and still hoping!! Your family is so strong and it's so amazing to so many people. You are an inspiration to me!
((HUGS))!!

Adam and Sherry said...

Keep fighting sweet Kayleigh!!! You have gone through so much you can fight this too. You are such a miracle. It is truly amazing how you could touch the world. The lord has a special job for you that is for sure. We are praying hard for you.

Jennifer & Baby Amanda in Rochester NH said...

we r still praying for a miracle!!! also praying that god gives you guys the strength to get through whatever it is that god has planned for u all. please stay strong and we will continue to pray! we wear our kayleigh bracelet proudly!!!!!

Pennie said...

Michella gets up during the night to check on Kayleigh's status.

She told me in the middle of the night that she was reading alot of her blog and she said,"I was crying and crying so loud, I can't believe I didn't wake you up."

It is a blessing to see that she is touched so much by Kayleigh, and it's nice to see that after all the training of my children, she does have compassion in her heart for others. Thank you God.

Thank you for the lessons that You continue to teach with this tiny little girl. Your name is being magnified in all the world through this little one You created.

Anonymous said...

I am praying for a miracle to come through for your family. I check your blog frequently-probably too much :)-looking for an update. I am so pleased to hear that Kayleigh is not in pain. That is a blessing! I pray that no matter what He decides, that the both of you have strength to carry on. Thinking and praying for you always!

Love

Elizabeth

Boston,MA

Casey said...

Thank you for sharing your story. My daughter wasn't a preemie but has had struggles but nothing compared to what you go through. Your story has given me strength and encouragement and made me realize how blessed we are. I am praying for you and Kayleigh. Take care of yourself and your beautiful family

Anonymous said...

I didn't read your blog until yesterday for the first time (linked from babycenter.com.. Took me 2 hrs.. but I couldn't turn away...i had twins who were NICU babies, 32 weekers... I am praying soooo hard... I want you to know that there are lots of people in IOwa praying and thinking for your family!
Try to stay strong!
Love the Nissens

Imperfect Mom said...

Like so many others, I am praying for your family.

My twins were born at 23 weeks and only our son survived. Our daughter, Bailey, lived only a short while. If it is God's plan that your little Kayleigh goes to be with Him, Bailey will wait with her until we're all reunited.

Kala Family said...

Sending prayers and love. I have been wearing my Kayleigh bracelet daily. Every time I look at it I think of her, say a prayer for her and reflect on how blessed I am. I am glad to hear she is not in any pain or discomfort. I pray that God comforts you all during this difficult time.
((((((BIG HUGS)))))))

Amber said...

God has created another day so let us rejoice in it.

Kayleigh is such a fighter and one thing I have learned from her is to not give up even when things get tough. My son is 13 months and I have shared pieces of Kayleigh's story with him over the past several days. I have found myself reading in the Bible and devoting some of my evening time to scripture reading and prayer. Every time I get up in the middle of the night I say a little prayer that God will give Kayleigh strength to continue to fight and outweigh all the odds and be your Christmas miracle. If there is one family that deserves a miracle it is you guys. I am going to buy Kayleigh's bracelet today so I can always remember when I see it to give of myself more, love my husband and child more than I already do, pray and read scripture daily, and know that God's way is the only way. It will also serve as a reminder of Kayleigh (to pray for her and your family) and what she has done for so many people. I am so happy that you are getting to spend another day with Kayleigh she loves you and everyone else more than anyone can ever know. She is God's little angel here on Earth and will continue to spread his love and faith forever. You and Aimee are an inspiration to many because your faith and trust in God is amazing. Continue to trust in him and he will lead you on the path to your destiny. Do not give up hope. I truly believe in my gut that Kayleigh will prevail and that God has bigger plans for her. She is beautiful and courageous. Keep fighting little one.

In Christ,

Amber Hoberg
amberkoepp@gmail.com

ivso0828 said...

I am so very touched by your story, I had a baby in the NICU for 119 days and I came close to saying goodbye. Please keep having faith and believe that a miracle is coming. A miracle is the only reason my baby is here. Lots of Prayers

Nana M said...

I am a newcomer to your story, but I am praying hard for all of you and will forward your story to everyone I can

Blessings to all