3/2/09 - What A Blessing!!















Today was a fantastic day for not only Kayleigh, but for our whole family.

First off, Kayleigh is doing wonderful and she is making great strides in her prognosis. As you can tell from the photos, she is loving her bouncy seat. She spent a few hours playing in it and smiling as you can see her unique smile she placed upon her face. I say it is a mixture between a cute squint and a smile, but whatever it is, it is so unbelievably adorable.

Aimee spent a good time with her today while I was busy with my final interview. Aimee changed her trach all by herself and was successful at doing so. She took her time and made it an enjoyable experience for Kayleigh. There were no issues in the process and Kayleigh was calm as can be. Isn't Kayleigh just a peach with that little dress on. It is such a sight to see.

Also, as you can tell by the snow we got, Allyson and Brandon were ecstatic as they were finally given a chance this year to play in it. The last two times it snowed, it was a joke. It was more ice than snow and by the time they dressed up to go outside, it was gone. So this time, they spent a good hour playing outside with the dogs who seemed to love it more than the they did. I was so happy to see them enjoying themselves and as the snow continues to fall, they are stoked about not going to school tomorrow. Charlotte cancels at the drop of a snow flake and of course these snowflakes were huge this time around.

Speaking of my interview and how that went, it was great! I got the job and I start training tomorrow morning. This is an awesome opportunity for us and I pray that this job will get us to a stable position in our lives where we can focus on what is most important, our family. I will be able to work hard, build the business up and share in our children's lives like a parent should. It has certainly been a blessing to all of us.

As I said I would before, I am going to describe a little about what I am going to be doing. This job is with a Christian company based out of Norman, Oklahoma. The owner, Neil Boyd has been in business for over 25+ years and has created a successful business plan that offers people with great opportunities while glorifying God in the process. The business is called Alliance Maintenance and they are a commercial janitorial company.

My position is going to be an Area Developer for the Charlotte, NC market and I will be bidding on accounts, hiring a janitorial franchisees to clean the accounts and then I manage those accounts. The great thing about this company is they offer their janitorial franchisees a higher paid salary than most companies (up to $20/hr), but they also sell these franchise accounts at no money down and give complete ownership of the account to the franchisee. This will allow the accounts to be serviced with complete perfection because the franchisee takes so much pride in their own franchise. Not to mention, Alliance can possibly save the business accounts a lot of money in this tough economy with the great pricing structures they have put in place.

So needless to say, if you are/or know someone who is looking to make a decent paying position in a recession proof job, with no money down in the Charlotte area, contact me ASAP and we will get you set up. Also, if you are a business manager/owner who needs excellent customer service in your janitorial department and could very well possibly save some money, contact me ASAP and we will set up an appointment to deliver a bid.

Let's all praise our Lord for the love and support you all have given our family. It is thanks to some really great people who have helped me gain this awesome opportunity to work for such an amazing company. I am truly blessed and thankful for everything that has been happening lately. Can you feel my excitement? :)

Don't forget tomorrow (March 3rd) is the big day for the start of the Donation/Giveaway! This event will be going on for three full weeks. It is going to be a fun and exciting time for EVERYONE and there are TONS of GIVEAWAYS!!!

God Bless,

60 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the new job Adam!!!
Kayleigh looks soooo cute! Its soo good to see her with out a bunch of stuff around her nose and mouth!
You can keep the snow hehe we had our share here in WV already, Im so ready for spring!!!

Praying for you as always!
Rebeccajo
& Kenna

NewfieMoma said...

I am so glad to hear that Kayleigh is doing so much better. I <3 <3 <3 her lil smile... my 5 month old makes that look..... I call it 'moon eyes' cause her eyes look like upside down crescent moons... I dunno... its just was the first thing to come out of my mouth when she did it. My family is still praying for Kayleigh and for you and Aimee and for your 2 other children.
Keep strong :)
NewfieMoma and Family in Brampton, Ontario Canada

Faye said...

CONGRATS ON YOUR NEW JOB ADAM!OH KAYLEIGH LOOKS SO GREAT. I CAN NOT HELP BUT JUST SIT HERE AND CRY!GOD ANSWERS PRAYERS.EVEN THO I HAVE NEVER MET YOU ALL IN PERSON,I FEEL AS THO YOU ARE PART OF MY FAMILY!JUST KNOW YOU ARE ALL IN MY HEART AND PRAYERS!SENDING YOU LOTS OS HUGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Emily said...

Congratulations on the job Adam! That's an amazing answer to prayer. Will this allow you to keep your home by any chance? Do the doctors know why Kayleigh is having so much trouble growing? Is it simply because of all of the problems she's had tolerating feeds? Also I think (though I could have dreamed) that you said they put her on CPAP a little while ago to try out, are they working on weaning her off of the ventilator settings and onto CPAP? Are they anticipating she'll go home on the ventilator? Sorry for all the questions these things have just been on my mind when praying for your sweet little one.

fran said...

Kay looks so cute sitting up in her seat and with her dress on! Love her smile! And wow, Alyson looks just like Kay in that picture! What a resemblance! I guess that means Kay looks like AImee after all!

The Sadler's said...

Kayleigh is looking great. It's also great news hearing about you acquiring this job. I'm so happy things are starting to turn around. Good luck with training!!

Vanessa said...

Congratulations on your new job!! It sounds like a wonderful opportunity for you and your family!!

Kristen said...

Congratulations on your new job Adam!!!

I love these new pics of Kayleigh, Allyson and Brandon!! Kayleigh looks much more focused and what a beautiful smile she has!!! I just LOVE her! I am so thrilled for you all and hope to see more and more pics as often as you can!!
Keep up the great work everyone...you are doing AWESOME!!!

xoxo
Love from Kristen in Natick, MA

mommaof4wife2r said...

that little dress is too much! she is so precious. praise god for the smile on her face and her precious-ness...if that's a word! great news on the job too...another praise!

Jessica said...

Congratulations on your new job!! I love all of the pictures.

fmattso said...

Adam I am crying tears of joy for you and your family! Congratulations on the new job! I prayed for you all weekend! I live in Colorado so the snow you guys have that closed school is funny to us! But I am glad the kids got to get out and enjoy it! We have to have like 8 inches before they close school here. So glad Kayleigh is doing better every day! I hope Aimee feels better! Have a great day!!

lmt1073 said...

What a beautiful smile... on all the kids. And I've tried emailing you but it won't go through. I have not forgotten about ya'll and will be putting a package in the mail this week.

fldsjf said...

Congrats on the new job Adam! It sounds like a wonderful opportunity for your family. This is God's way of helping you through a tough situation.
I am so glad to see that Kayleigh is doing so well. She is so cute! I look at the picture with the little crab rattle and laugh because my 6 month old has the same toy and she absolutely loves it! I think we are all beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel for Kayleigh's homecoming!

LJ said...

Congratulations on your new job Adam! Little Kayleigh looks absolutely precious in her dress and she does have the cutest smile! Praise the Lord that she is growing stronger every day! I will keep your family in my prayers!
LJ

Randi said...

Awwww Kayleigh is so precious!! We are all very happy she is doing so well and having great days!!

Adam - Congratulations on your new job! That is awesome news!

Congrats to Allyson and Brandon for getting to play in the snow and miss school! BTW Kayleigh looks a lot like Allyson!

Also, congrats to Aimee for being a wonderful mom!

Congrats to all of you for making this an awesome Monday!!!

Still sending hugs and prayers your way from Mississippi!!

Randi, Chris, Corey, Christy, Colton, Lindsay, and Baby Rylee

Anonymous said...

I am so trying not to cry at my desk at work. She is so beautiful and I'm so excited that she is doing so wonderful. I keep her and your family in my prayers everynight and I know God is working in her little life. One day you are going to post that she is walking, wow. Thank you for allowing us to be part of your life.

Lindsey Barham said...

Freeman's:
Kayleigh is looking so awesome. I am so excited to hear you gto the job!!! God is truely opening doors for your family and I know through our constance prayers he is bringing you out of this. I cant wait to see the outcome of the donation/giveaway. Come on everyone lets give, give and give. I cant never tell you thank you enough for sharing this miracle with us.

Darlene said...

What glorious news!
Congratulations and Praise God for all of these blessings!
Great family pics! Love that new smile!!!!

Michelle said...

Praising the Lord for this awesome job opportunity for you and your family!
Kayleigh looks beautiful as always!
So Glad that the kids could enjoy the snow. It looks like they had a great time!
Continuing to pray for you all! Hope Aimee is feeling better!
God Bless,
~Michelle

Debbie said...

Wow! Kayleigh looks absolutely beautiful. What a miracle she is. Congrats on the job. I will pray that the Lord will "bless your socks off" with business opportunities! The kids sure look like they are having fun. We were supposed to get snow too, but...woke up to nothing...am soooo :( disappointed. Next time send some down to Columbia.

XOXOX,
Debbie :)
Columbia SC

Kristine said...

WOW! Great news each time I check in! Which is daily by the way :)

Congrats on the new job, I am sure that is such a relief! I am so happy for you all!

And........Kayleigh, what a big girl in her bouncy seat! Love that smile! I could look at that picture all day!

Have a wonderful day in the snow!

Love from NH (Lots of Snow today)
Kristine

Tiffany said...

Kayleigh looks perfect! :)I'm so happy for y'all!

Stephanie said...

What great pix! Kayleigh looks beautiful in her little flowered dress. My Kayleigh (age 12) thinks your Kayleigh is a sweet little doll. Congrats on your job! Prayers continue for you!

Anonymous said...

I started following Kayleigh's blog a couple of months ago. How far she has come in just a couple of months! My hubby and I are pregnant with our first little one, and it's amazing the journey we all go through!
Kayleigh looks so good! I'm so glad that she's doing so well! Sometimes I read your blogs and cry and pray because you all are such an inspiraton to me! I share your stories with my husband and he actually listens! lol God bless you guys and praise God that Kayleigh is doing so awesome!

erika said...

Yay for so much good news! Kayleigh looks so sweet in her little bouncey seat and dress! She looks so happy and wonderful! Good job Aimee with the trach change-see, no biggie :) Best wishes for starting the new job!

Erika from IL

Hawks Family said...

Hi,
I just came across and read your amazing story yesterday. You have all been through so much and are such an inspiration.
I found out just this morning that my family member had to have an emergency C section on Sunday. Her kidneys were failing so they had to take the baby. She was 27 weeks gestation. Taylor (her little baby girl) was born at 1lb 9 oz and is now in NICU. They are both trying to recover.
Seeing that you have gone through such a similar situation, I would love any help and advice you can give. I would really like to get something together to rally up some help and prayers in their behalf. I would really appreciate any help you can give.
You can find me on facebook, or can email me at
hawks-story@hotmail.com. I look forward to hearing from you.
Thank you!!!
Brandi

harmonysong said...

Praise the LORD for your new job!! I am just so moved by the Lord's provision! He ALWAYS provides for us!!! SO SO SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!

Love the new pics, too!! She is looking cuter and cuter!! :)

Anonymous said...

She looks great! Tell her to keep up the good work! nina@Baby G

Robin said...

My goodness she is looking great! What a great post. Congrats on the job! Blessings on a great week for you all!

Kara Nicholson said...

Congrats on the job!!! Kayleigh looks really happy and she looks super cute in that dress!!!

Jackie Pobiega said...

That is fantastic news all around. I wonder if you can call your mortgage company and arrange any kind of extension on the foreclosure, given that you have the new job. It couldn't hurt to try. I will keep my eyes open for accounts in the area for you too. Anyway, what great news and fantastic pictures!

Mel said...

Congrats on the new job!

LOVE the bouncey seat pics and the beautiful, squinty smile... She is a beauty. Still praying in OK, M

Allison said...

Congratulations on the new job! What a wonderful opportunity.

Also, the pics look great and I am so glad ALL of you had a wonderful day. Your family is truly blessed!

Have a great week.

B said...

Hey adam! congrats! I can tell how happy you are, you even put the date wrong LOL :) praying for you every day!

E said...

Wow, Kayleigh is looking AWESOME and so good to see that smile! I think she looks a lot like her big sister in that picture. =0)

Glad all's going well. It's about time you guys had a GOOD STREAK! Praise God!

Tammy said...

she is a cutie...can't wait to hear that she is laughing!

Thinking about my Thoughtful Thursday....

Robyn Jones said...

I am glad to know she is doing better...She is such a cutie...How much does she weigh now?

Carlla said...

I came across your link on someone's blog. I am too a heart mom. Kaleigh is amazing! She is in my prayers.

The Carpenters said...

Kayleigh looks SO good, and that little squinting face is absolutely adorable!
LOVED seeing pictures of big brother and sister! You guys got a LOT of snow. :)
Praying that the proceedure this week goes well and that Miss K recovers quickly.

Jenny said...

Hi Freeman Family, I have been following your story as heard from Aubrey. (She is a dear friend of mine from college.) We have been praying for your family, job, and baby girl for weeks! What a blessed update to read! Congrates on the new job and be sure to keep the snow down south! ;)

Konnie said...

Congratulations on your new job. I know that you are excited about starting this new chapter in your life. We will be praying for you. Also, Kayleigh is Too Cute!!! I love the squinty smile it is absolutly adorable. We are still praying for you guys.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the job...I have been catching up on your blog for the past 2 weeks...i had twin boys born premature and were in the nicu for 9 weeks...both are doing great now! Was wondering if you could please pray for this family as they are about to say goodbye to their daughter due to a heart condition and transplant that didn't take...
http://www.thegledhillfamily.blogspot.com/

Will keep your family in my prayers!!

Carpenter Family said...

I am so happy that Kayleigh has had a good day. I have a 12 year old Kaylie of my own. I will think of your Kayleigh often and pray for her with each thought.

Robin
Hazlehurst, MS

Cristi said...

Great pictures, good news! I was wondering if you saw the segment the other day (Maybe yesterday) on Fox & Friends. You could maybe google it. They told the "three words" to use if your home is being foreclosed on. "Produce the Note". Here is a link to the story.
http://www.foxnews.com/wires/2009Feb17/0,4670,ProducetheNote,00.html
Maybe it could buy you some more time. Hope so.

Heather Marie said...

Congrats on the new job Adam!! :) I hope all goes well with the final interview. I'm glad to see Kayleigh in the bouncy! She looks so beautiful! The kids look like they had a blast in the snow! Still praying my way! :)

Mandy said...

Kayleigh looks awesome!!! Love that smile!
Your other kids look like they are having a blast!
CONGRATS and PRAISE GOD on the job! That is wonderful!!!

adrianna york said...

Kayleigh looks great I really thought her setting in the bouncy set was really cute and I really liked the dress she looked so pretty in it. I am very happy for about your new job I hope that it works out for you and your family. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers and I wish you all the best. From Kim and family

Stephanie said...

First off CONGRATULATIONS on your new job. I know that it is a relief to know that got the position and I am so happy for you and Aimee!!! Secondly YAY for Aimee and successfully changing the trach...I just know that Kayleigh felt incredibly safe and secure with her mommy there! Love the pics...I love that she can put her hands in her mouth..so cute!

Jenny said...

Congrats on the new job.
Kayleigh looks absolutely adorable in her flowered dress. What fun for your kids to get to play in the snow and have a snow day.

Carol Ann said...

OMG! Kayleigh looks so adorable in that little outfit and those tiny socks, how cute! Congrats on the job! Hope the days that follow are as wonderful as this one!

jlwgator said...

Congratulations and I'm sure you can appreciate this coming from me... I can't resist.."Mazel Tov!" I'm very happy for you and I'm THRILLED for Kayleigh that her daddy is so happy and thriving so he can provide for his family.

Kayleigh looks great...I love that her booties don't fit. That's how my little girl was for the first few months.

Allyson & Brandon look like they had a blast. I would have enjoyed that! Allyson looks just like Aimee by the way.

Keep up the goodness...

Margaret said...

congradulations adam!!!!!! this always warms my heart--the entire family having a great time.. what more is there!? keep it up kayliegh girl! we love you!

2slippers said...

She is so precious!

Anonymous said...

I am so excited that you got the new job! I pray that the Lord blesses your business exceedingly abundantly above all you can ask or think!

Love and Prayers,
Holly in OKC

bri said...

Congratulations!!! PRAISE BE TO GOD for all the wonderful events taking place in your lives right now. Everything looks great... Kayleigh, job, family.... THANK YOU JESUS!

elteescat said...

CONGRADULATIONS ON YOUR NEW JOB!!!!! I guess they were afraid of Mini Me!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Adam:
You know what strikes me about you? You are so open with people. Your posts are just like you are talking with a friend. And, of course you hsve many! Thank you for sharing everything with us. I hope things go really well on your new job and that you are able to save your home. Maybe the bank will give you a break now that you have a position?
Big hugs to you, K and A!!!
Your Realtor friend in Chicago
Lisa

Suzanne said...

Miss Kayleigh you are a TV star...I just finished watching the links to your story on the news. Anyway...you look amazing and you are "fattening up"! 7 pounds WOW you have come a LONG WAY! I'm so glad to see you bouncing around in your bouncy seat!

We are praying for you little one!
Love, Suzanne & Kelly & Baby Kaitlyn
Charlotte, NC

boltefamily said...

So glad things are going well! Your family continues to be in our prayers!

Susan said...

Oh gosh she is adorable!!!! I've been reading her blog for a few months, (I think 6?) and follow you on twitter...Gosh she has grown so much!!! She is an amazing little girl!! Congrats on the new job! I remember when my own mother was in search of a job, that's not easy stuff. But I will pray that all continues to go well and Kayleigh can go home within the time frame that her Dr's have set!!!