EXCITING NEWS!!

WOW!!!

This is all I can say right now. I am REALLY at a loss for words. I am just amazed at the generosity people have towards our family.

Aubrey and Katie are two Kayleigh blog followers who have gotten together to design a program where people can donate a small portion and their name will be entered to win awesome giveaway packages. These packages are LOADED with awesome items for everyone to take part in. They figured out that you can not purchase a raffle ticket because it is not legal and is considered gambling if the money does not go to a non-profit organization, so Aubrey and Katie set it up to where the donations would be sent to our family to help us get back on our feet. God Bless them!

Even though I am in the final stages of starting my new position with an awesome Christian company, we are still unfortunately facing our financial battles in this horrible market. Our foreclosure date is set and saving the house would be a very bad move as the house has lost so much value in the past year. We could possibly not have a home for Kayleigh when she is ready to come home, which is so sad because we worked so hard on her room. Aubrey's hard work to design this donation program could be the blessing we have been praying for.

Aubrey wanted to share with everyone some of the incredible details, so here is her post:

Hello to all of you faithful Freeman family followers, as well as those of you just hopping along for the ride. We have been very blessed by a handful of talented and generous artists and business owners, and we'd like to 'pay it forward' to the Freeman family.

In ONE short week (March 3rd), we will have a special blog set up solely for donation purposes for the Freeman family. So far, there are over fifteen wonderful giveaways with one of the prize packages being a week long FREE vacation stay at an Ocean-Front Beach Condo in Garden City Beach, South Carolina - just south of Myrtle Beach (est. cost is over $1,000) Woo hoo!!! (If you want to donate an item to be raffled off, please contact Aubrey at: PrayingForKayleigh@live.com)

Entries for the program will be a $10 donation with the opportunity to gain extra entries by multiple donations or referring all of your wonderful friends. At the end of the program period (three weeks later), we will use a random online number generator program to pick the lucky winner for each giveaway. More details on all of that will follow shortly!

We'll let you all know what the blog address is on Tuesday, March 3rd so stay tuned to Kayleigh’s blog for that address. Please let's build a buzz for this program by sharing this opportunity with your friends, family, small groups, church family, co-workers, fellow prayer warriors, and any others you'd like to lead to Kayleigh...and to Christ.

We're so excited for this opportunity to help the Freeman family. Thank you in advance not only to our awesome artistic and business contributors as well as YOU for deciding to help the Freemans in any small way that you can.

'Out of the most severe trial, their overflowing joy and their...poverty welled up in rich generosity. For I testify that they gave as much as they were able, and even beyond their ability. Entirely on their own, they urgently pleaded with us for the privilege of sharing in this service to the saints. And they did not do as we expected, but they gave themselves for the Lord and then to us in keeping with God's will. But just as you excel in everything-in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in your love for us-see that you also excel in this grace of giving.' 2 Corinthians 8: 2-7


Thank you so much Aubrey and Katie for everything you are doing! This is amazing and going to be fun!!!

Wow! Thank you Lord!


God Bless EVERYONE!!!

25 comments:

Leslie Jackson said...

Oh wow! Isn't it just amazing how God works?!?!?

JenniferNe said...

I can't wait! I love raffles!

Stephanie said...

What an amazing opportunity! I can't wait...waiting on details :)

Brianne Hanson said...

This is FANTASTIC news! I also joined the facebook group that was created just the other day. I'm not sure if it is the same group of ladies or not. See....you and Aimee have ministered to us and now your followers are ministering back to you! I hope God blesses you with all you need to come out of this on top and that Kaylee gets to one day see the room you both prepared so hard for her.

mlpinky said...

That is so awesome. Praying for you all....

The Sadler's said...

Its so nice to see people rallying to help others. If I had the money I'd pitch in. Hopefully it is able to help you guys as much as possible.

The Woollard Family said...

That is so wonderful!!! I know that things will work out for you, I just know it!!! What wonderful people you and your family have found through the life of your amazing 8 month old. 8 months ago, did you ever think of having this many people know so much about your personal life and have so much faith and strength and prayers for your family??? it's so wonderful, it really is.

Lindsey Stelly said...

This is so exciting! I am so excited about this idea!!
Also, I didn't get to comment on your last post with the pictures: they are so dang cute! And what about those cute little 7 lb. fat rolls on her arms and shoulders?!?! I bet you just wanna nibble on them!!
God is so GOOD!!
We're praying for you daily!!
The Stelly Family

Georgia in KC said...

What a great idea. Also, congrats to Kayleigh on taking her bottle. That is so awesome.

Trish said...

Hey Aimee and Adam,

Dont let the house thing get you down. Even if you are in a small apartment when Kayleigh comes home, it is still a HOME, with loving parents, and a loving brother and sister. HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS. I hope everything works out good for you guys! Kayleigh is just adorable in the pics lately! I am so happy to see she is doing great!

Holly said...

This is so amazing. I cannot do much but a $10 raffle ticket I can do as we are also facing a hard time since my fiance has been laid off four times in the past year. We are now getting back on our feet so I can help a little bit. I hope this does help you as you all deserve it and Kayleigh deserves the nursery I know you have put your hearts into!! God Bless and I hope this is the answer to your prayers!!

Melody said...

That is so amazing! I will check to see if there is anything we can donate as well; my husband owns a business and rents out beachhouses in CA. God bless you!

Kirsten: said...

That's wonderful! Patiently waiting for the details!

adrianna york said...

I would like to help just let me know when so I can. Happy 8 month Birthday Kayleigh I wish the best for you and your family everyone will be in my thoughts a prayers. From Kim and family

Faye said...

THIS IS SO AMAZING!BUT SO ARE YOU GUYS!LOOKING FOWARDS TO ALL THE DETAILS!WE HAVE SUCH AN AWSOM GOD!

Michelle Jamie said...

I'm in another country so we wouldn't qualify for the giveaways but as I see that there is a little bit extra I will give where I can.

Hope you reach your goal!

Sara said...

This is so fantastic! I can't wait to hear more details - and I will try to help bring attention by putting the info. out there on my blog!

Michelle said...

God is amazing and so are the people he uses to get his work done! Can't wait for the details.

Lindsey Barham said...

Freeman's
This is just amazing to me. God is truely working with you guys. I wish I could give you the world because you have given this miracle all you have through trusting in the Lord. I will make sure to donate to you guys. Please contiune to be open and honest with whatever you need help with. Let us help you the way God wants us to. God has placed all the followers here for a reason. :) We are here for you and we truely do want to help you. Look forward to more wonderful updates soon.

Kristine said...

Wow! Count me in for a few tickets! What a great idea! We all love you more than you know!

Love to you All!
Kristine

AR and J Mama said...

This is amazing. The people who are setting this up are awesome angels. :) I can't wait to buy my raffle tickets, and I will happily promote this on my blog (will you have a "banner" thingy that we can copy into the blog? That would be great!)

amy in sc

mommaof4wife2r said...

i am so excited for this! i already sent a message to aubrey about donating a bracelet for auction...i can't wait to see how god works in and through all this!!

Anonymous said...

This is an awsome thing, and I hope alot of much needed and deserved financial relief comes your way. Just a quick question though, "Are ya'll not trying to save your house even if the means come in?

Kayleigh looks awesome, can't believe her journey in the Nicu is almost over. Praise God!

Anonymous said...

My daughter-in-law shared this story with me and shared the blog. Just to let you know that I will storm the throne of God with prayers for your family and I look forward to sharing the blessings the Lord has given to us with you. God bless you with peace and strength.

Dan, Claire, Jayda and Cash said...

I'm thrilled to be able to help! Our little girl was also severe IUGR, was born at a hefty 2 1/2 lbs. and is doing great. Thinking about and praying for your little girl!