12/24/08 - A Christmas Miracle!!!

This photo is just too adorable!!!

Kayleigh had a rough start to her day, but she has been wonderful ever since and I think I know why. At first we thought Kayleigh was irritated from the gastrointestinal doctor coming by to get a feel for things in her tummy. She didn't like him poking around and she had one of her horrible episodes. She dropped her sats and spiraled out of control to the point where it took quite some time to get her sats back up to normal.

One of our primary nurses told Kayleigh that Santa wasn't going to come if she was a bad girl today, so she straightened up for the rest of the day. I think it had to do something with the massive poop she had when changed her diaper. I mean, Good Gracious!!! She left me a huuuuge nasty present for me and I have been "mostly" good all year. I thought I have seen big poops from her before, but this took two diapers to clean up. Whew!!! :) Needless to say, she felt so much better after I changed her and she was quickly off to sleep for the rest of the evening while we were there.

We spoke to the doctor for a good bit of time tonight and he prayed over Kayleigh for us. That makes you feel so wonderful to see a doctor do that with us. It was the second time he prayed over her and the last time was right before her open heart surgery. That leads me to tell you about what happened last week when Kayleigh wasn't doing so good. Aimee and I have contemplated for a while now to get Kayleigh baptized while she was here at the hospital and since things took a turn for the worse, we questioned again whether or not to do this. Now, we know whether she gets baptized or not, she is going to heaven. We also believe that a baptism should be chosen by the one who is getting baptized as it shows they're committing themselves to Christ and not someone else choosing it for them (such as us parents). If we were to baptize her, we wanted Wade Joye to do it for us as he was the one who baptized Aimee and I at Elevation Church. It just so happened that Liana was going in to surgery the same day that Kayleigh was at her worst, which was the same day we were contemplating the most about having her baptized (ironic huh?) Wade was more than happy to come up after his daughters surgery to baptize Kayleigh for us. When Wade was praying over Kayleigh, she began to desat, which I believe deep in my heart that she was beyond excited to be getting baptized that she lost control. Not to mention, Kayleigh started to progress the next day and make some serious changes in her prognosis. Now I am not saying that Wade has the healing touch, so don't bombard him with emails :) But, I feel Wade is an amazing follower of Jesus who sets a perfect example of how God wants us to be. Getting Kayleigh baptized by Wade was a very special moment for all of us and we appreciate the Joye's so very much for the love and support they have given us over these past 6 months. Adleigh and Liana have two of the most wonderful parents that anyone could ask for.

Thank you everyone for your thoughts and prayers! We have been getting so many wonderful emails, and we enjoy reading every single one of them. When you wake up to anxiously wait for a post, I am anxiously waiting to read emails. They really brighten up our days and make this journey so much easier. You all are amazing and we are so blessed to share Kayleigh's story and to hear how she has touched your lives. Besides keeping a great journal, that is the main reason I post every single night. I feel this has been my calling to do the will of God. Thank you for sharing in our journey with us. With everyone's love and Kayleigh's progress, this has truly been CHRISTMAS MIRACLE!!!

Our family wishes ALL of you a Wonderful Merry Christmas tomorrow.

God Bless,

The Freemans :)


Heather Plis said...

Merry Christmas! Boy oh boy you sure can see how the Lord is in control with Kayleigh. His Mighty hand is over everything!
I am so glad that you can celebrate Kayleigh's FIRST Christmas with her!!! A real miracle!
BIG HUGS to you all!
Heather and family!

Kerrie said...

Merry Christmas!! I have been following your blog from another friend's site. I wanted you to know that Kayleigh and the rest of your family, nurses and doctors are in my daily prayers!! Wishing you every blessing this holiday season!! Merry Christmas Kayleigh!!

Kip, Kerrie and Aidan O'Rourke

jag said...

Merry Christmas Freemans! Kayleigh truly is a miracle!

Nutty Mom said...

What an incredible picture! I know this time last week, you didn't think you'd get to take such a photo. Kayliegh is an amazing girl, due to amazing parents who strongly stand by her side every step of the way. Look out though, cuz when she's a teenager, all this "strong will" is gonna be lots of fun :) Merry Christmas ya'll. Continuing to pray daily for your family.....

Crissie said...

Adam and Aimee,

I am so touched and happy to see that Kayleigh is doing better! I have been on edge ever since we had that major scare and now I am just amazed to see her! Is she something or what?

I am Catholic, and follow almost all of the same ideas as you however we baptize our children at a very young age rather than allowing them to choose. I think that waiting for them to choose is a beautiful idea and i think that by Kayleigh responding in the only way that jer sick little body could the moment she was being baptized was her way of agreeing to follow our lord. God bless her! And of course she is going to heaven but IN MANY MANY YEARS!!! about 99 OR MORE!

I hope you have a merry christmas and just know that Kayleigh's story has allowed me and the world to witness miracles and god's plan, and the power of prayer. She is a little girl but has huge huge power.


Crystal in Ct

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas Freeman Family! I'll be thinking of you and your little Christmas miracle.

Shannon and Stella Grace (Former 26 weeker)

Anonymous said...

Adam and Aimee:

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! I LOVE that picture of Kayleigh! Oh what a smile she brought to my face! That hat is just adorable! I'm so glad you posted early tonight! A Christmas picture of Kayleigh is just what I wanted to see before I go to bed for the night! I got all my kids to bed and Santa is on his way but I am equally excited to read your blog and know that Kayleigh is progressing. She is truly a Christmas miracle and it makes Christmas so much more special seeing the power of our God work through your family and everyone who reads this blog.

Thank you Jesus! I literally stand in AWE of witnessing the works of our Lord.

Merry Christmas Freeman Family!


Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas Freeman Family!!! From my heart to yours, I pray that Kayleigh continues to progress! She truly is a Christmas miracle. Hearing Kayleigh's story has really made me come back to praying in a way I have not done in a long time. My grandmother is 96 and is suffering so much. I pray that God will lead her home so that she no longer has to live her life the way she never wanted to. I got down on my knees and prayed that God would take my grandmother and keep little Kayleigh here on earth. I want Kayleigh to have that chance to live 95 more years!!! Have a wonderful Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas Kayleigh! And Merry Christmas To Brandon Allyson and Amimee and Adam. What a wonderful life and a true Christmas miracle.
Still praying and may God bless you and keep you always!!!

Anonymous said...

Just ordered my bracelet!!! YAY!!!

JaMean said...

Merry Christmas to all of you!! I am SO glad to hear of her turn for good!

My little boy and one of my twins were home while reading this and they were just SO excited for you guys!

Thank you again for all your beautiful posts. I love Kayleigh and all of you! Bless you all. Rejoice in this day! :)

Amanda-The Family News! said...

I truly am at a loss for words. I am just in complete awe! I hope you ALL have a MERRY CHRISTMAS! I will be thinking of you ALL!!!!!

And such a CUTE picture of Kayleigh...love it!!


Erin said...

Merry Christmas Freeman Family! I wish for Kayleigh to feel better. Have a fabulous, wonderful day...And love to the little ones. Still praying!
The Polleys

Jennifer said...

Merry Christmas beautiful Kayleigh, Adam, Aimee, Allyson, and Brandon. Enjoy your Christmas miracle!!!
Jennifer, Breanna, Nathaniel, and baby Jonah

Christine said...

Have a very Merry Christmas Freeman Family! And here's hoping for a wonderful and healthy New Year.

Unknown said...

Merry Christmas Adam, Aimee, Allyson, Brandon, and Kayleigh. Her picture is just too adorable it makes my heart melt. I am just in awe of the Lord's wonderful miracles and Kayleigh is just that a CHRISTMAS MIRACLE. That little present to you Adam was just Kayleigh's way of saying "I love you dad, and Merry Christmas." As my son lay next to me asleep waiting for Santa to come I can only thank God for the blessings I have been given in life. I also thank God for Kayleigh and the wonderful things she has done for her family and all of mankind. Keep the faith and have a blessed Christmas.

Amber Hoberg

Anonymous said...

Kayleighs Christmas picture is so adorable! I hope you have a wonderful, blessed Christmas. I know you already have with your precious Christmas miracle! Merry Christmas! I'm Praying for you all everyday.

hollylorec said...

Hey kayleigh,
MERRY CHRISTMAS Hunny Bunny I love you new hat its a miricle hat. Look your sleeping and now SANTA can come. I'm so happy at what your doing!!! You have fun on christmas and get lots of toy's. MOMMY AND DADDY take care your doing great with her just take one step at a time. HAVE A GREAT DAY!!! MERRY X_MAS

The Lorec's

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas your family. Kayleigh is an inspiration, and an addiction all wrapped in one adorable package.

Your faith has such an influence. I am not a practicing Christian. Age and life have made me a bit cynical. But I find that I feel moved to pray for Kayleigh and my own medically challenged kids more often since I have been captured by your story.

Merry Christmas Kayleigh

Courtney said...

Merry Christmas to all of you! Kayleigh sure is a Christmas miracle!

God bless you all!

E @ Scottsville said...

What a wonderful little Christmas Present! I can't imagine a better one. =0)

Anonymous said...

I am at a loss for words - other than to say that Kayleigh truly is showing everyone what a true miracle is - a week ago you weren't sure if you had hours or days left to spend with her - now she's wearing her little Christmas hat - Jesus is the reason for the season... and hearing Kayleighs story can't help but make you believe!!!

God be with all of you and have a wonderful Christmas

Karen in Long Island NY

Anonymous said...

God bless you all Kayleigh is a fighter and one tough cookie as you say. i pray every minute of the day for her to get better and for you to stay strong for her. i cant wait to see her grow up, and i await your updates daily. just remember as the road gets rough put your babys heart in gods hands he is the way to her full recovery. god bless you all.

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas, Kayleigh!
Looks like you all got your Christmas miracle this year! You are beyond blessed! Thanks so much for sharing your journey with all of us. It is a true testament of faith, and prayer, and love.

PS. Just FYI. Someone has been posting your home address and some very nasty things about your family on some other sites. Just thought you would like to know since you have kids and since your home address is now posted for anyone to see. I worry for your safety! Maybe you might consider removing your home address from the site, so that you don't get any crazies stalking your children. I have to say it got me worried when I read those mean things! Don't worry, I personally don't believe those things. I keep on loving your daughter and praying for her recovery.

Amy said...

Merry Christmas!!! Isn't it wonderful to see such a miracle right before your very eyes?!?!?! I am always anxious to read the updates and then report to our church family the praises I see every single day in Kayleigh's life. Wade is a very special person to perform the baptism of your miracle baby. Thanks Wade for taking care of that special task in the Freeman's life. Merry Christmas!

In Christ's Love

Amy S in KS

Stephanie said...

Merry Christmas Kayleigh! You get that sleep so you can get better sweetie.

Merry Christmas Freeman Family. I hope you all have a peaceful day.

Anonymous said...

AWWW....how cute! Thank you for the picture! She looks so peaceful. I'm glad to hear that she had a pretty good day.

Thanks for the update.


Kim Smith said...

Merry Christmas Freeman Family!! Thank you for keeping us updated and being honest and real. You all are such a sweet family, and we pray for wonderful things to happen in Kayleigh's life, as well as yours. Our Lord is watching over you all, and He loves you more than anyone could ever imagine. We are praising Him for the good progress, and praying for the bumps along the road.
Much love and prayers,
Nate, Kim and Evan Smith

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas...so happy for the Freeman Family :) Love, the Johnson's

Valerie said...

Merry Christmas to your family! Kayleigh remains in my prayers. Stay strong...my husband and I went through 90+ days in the hospital (mainly for our daughter) and we can't fathom how hard it must be for your family. The Lord will pull you through it. I believe that.

mommy to Kaden, Brody and angel Ava said...

Sounds like you all had a wonderful Chritmas. I am glad to hear that her lungs are looking better!!! I continue to keep your family in my prayers and thoughts. I hope that you all have a safe and Happy New Year!!!

I hope who ever is being threatening to you will something better to do with their time. Take care.

Anonymous said...

Hi I have been fallowing your story and praying for your baby and your family since dec 17th and I just want to say that you guys have a beautifully amazing strong baby girl and she is truly a gift from god. I am thankful that god put your daughter and your family in my path to pray for your family is truly blessed