5/18/09 - BEAUTIFUL

That is all I can really say about the memorial. It was just beautiful! We had over 200 people come to celebrate Kayleigh's life with us. We had support from as far as California and we couldn't be more thankful to all the people who were there. It was a such a blessing.

To recap the memorial so many of you who were not able to make it will get a chance to see what went on. The memorial started off with Brian Carpenter (Aubrey Carpenter's husband) sharing our relationship and opening up in prayer. I had asked Brian to do the sermon since we have built a great new friendship and he is a pastor who knows the ins and outs of our family. Him and Aubrey came and visited us from Illinois not too long ago to come see us and Kayleigh.

Wade Joye then sang one of his new songs from Elevation Church that will be released on their upcoming CD. Wade and Ferris Joye had their twin girls in the NICU with us and Liana shared a room with Kayleigh for a few months. They have been such a blessing to our family and we were so happy that Wade could sing for us at the memorial.

Brian then took over and preached his sermon. He did a fantastic job and we are very proud of him for coming all this way for our family. Brian and Aubrey are true examples of what you would call "Great Friends." After Brian spoke his sermon, my Mom (Patricia Freeman) and Aimee's mom (Joyce Rogers), read what they wrote and had everyone in tears with such beautiful things to say.

Aimee and I then read our letters to everyone. We first started off thanking the NICU staff for all of their hard work and dedication to taking wonderful care of Kayleigh over the past 11 months. We gave them all pink and brown ribbons so others would recognize who these special people are. Aimee spoke first and did an amazing job, sharing miracle memories of Kayleigh to reading a beautiful poem. I then spoke and could barely hold it together up there. It turned out really nice.

After speaking, we all watched the video that a good friend (Niecey) helped me make in perfect time over the past week. There are three songs that we played consecutively, but were too large to put in to one file. Some of the new professional photos from Faith @ Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep are visible and are so unbelievably beautiful. You will recognize them when you see them. Grab a tissue because this is just amazing:







Brian then closed in prayer and we were able to meet everyone who came from near and far to be with us during this beautiful day. We have a house of flowers that make me sneeze, but are beyond beautiful and we just love looking at them. Our whole downstairs is now a flower garden.

I have been overflowed with balloon release photos, so I am going to put a short movie together showing you all those photos soon. When we let our balloons off, it was raining and everyone was so dressed up, but they didn't care one bit because we were doing this for our sweet Kayleigh.

When the memorial ended, Aimee and I were scared that we would just break down and crawl in a corner, but I feel that we laughed a lot today. We had a good time teasing and flirting with each other and I pray that continues to happen. We should not be stricken with depression when there was not a single thing bad about what Kayleigh did for us in this past year. She is nothing short of a miracle. We are so blessed to be her parents and to share her story with so many people. Kayleigh has touch all of our lives and we couldn't be more happier than that.

Here are some of the photos of our balloon release. We had 50 balloons go to the sky and I have already received to email's from two different families who found balloons and were instantly touched by Kayleigh's story. Praise God!







I also wanted to share with you some of the great photography done by Faith Massey from "Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep" and she has her own blog. To check it out: Click Here





















"Kayleigh, we miss you tons already and hope you are having a blast with all your new friends in Heaven. We Love You!"

God Bless,

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JanaBanana said...

GOD BLESS YOU KAYLEIGH. I MISS YOU SO MUCH ALREADY SWEET BABY GIRL!

Robyn said...

Thanks for sharing. I've been thnking of you all weekend. I am so glad you can rejoice. God Bless and keep you strong.

Much love and prayers-

Robyn from Texas

Bevy said...

God bless you and keep you! I'm so glad you enjoyed the memorial to your lovely daughter.
Thank you also for sharing your innermost thots and feelings about this day.

Amanda, Justin, Landon & Avery Baker said...

Such beautiful pictures! Kayleigh is a precious angel. I'll continue to pray for your strength every day. Thank-you for sharing your beautiful family with the world. Kayleigh has touched my heart in such a way I just don't even have words for.

God Bless you Freeman family!

The Bakers in Alabama

Work at Home Mom said...

So sorry to read of the loss of your beautiful baby girl. I saw your link on Twitter. The pictures of your family are beautiful. I was really blessed by reading Kayleigh's story tonight. Thank you for being so brave and sharing.

Anonymous said...

GOD BLESS

Kate's Mommy said...

Amazing. I am so thankful to have known Kayleigh. My heart and prayers are with you often. I cannot wait to meet sweet Kayleigh, can't wait! :)

Katherine said...

I am still praying for your sweet family. You have done so much for my faith and relationship with God. Kayleigh was such a special little girl and will hold a piece of my heart forever. I know that she is smiling down at her family. We will all unite in the Kingdom of God. God bless your family and please don't stop the updates on how y'all are doing. We do care!!

Mandy said...

Such beautiful pictures. May God be with you in the coming days.

Stephanie said...

what a beautiful service you held for your daughter. thank you for sharing the pictures...she was a beautiful angel from God!! God Bless you and your family!!

Kelli said...

Incredibly beautiful. Thanks always for sharing Kayleigh with us. I would have been there, had I been able to travel. Bless you all as you keep sweet Kayleigh's story alive and well.

Mama4Real said...

I am overwhelmed by the balloons and that people have already found them... That is absolutely amazing. What an amazing story you guys have...it breaks my heart, but I know the Father's heart is overflowing with joy at how you are handling it all.

Will keep praying and loving on you through Jesus.

I can barely visit this blog without bawling my eyes out.

Amanda Evenson said...

Adam & Aimee,

Kayleigh's story is amazing. Your family has truly touched my heart. Allyson, Brandon, and Kayleigh are so blessed to have you two as parents. Your family has been, and will continue to be in my prayers.

Rest in peace sweet angel.

Anonymous said...

Simply amazing and beautiful! I have been thinking about and praying for your family. The black and white picture of Aimee holding up Kayleigh is simply breathtaking. They are all amazing as is your family.
God Bless,
Sarah Elder Stafford.

Jen said...

Thank you both SO much for sharing those beautiful portraits and videos. How touching. I pray that your family continues to tease and play and be happy in your memories of your sweet, beautiful baby. God bless your family.
Jennifer

Jenni said...

Beautiful pictures! I'm so glad it went so well. We thought of you all day and wish we could've been there from SLC, Utah. We love you!

Adam and Sherry said...

So very beautiful. I am glad it was a good day. And I am so glad you have found laughter in your home again. We are still praying for your strength.

Just Ducky said...

May God continue to bless your little family. Thank you for sharing the videos. A tissue box wasn't enough. Thank you for touching my life.

FairyWonderful said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! All my love... from another preemies momma
Shanna

Tellie said...

Thank you for sharing the story of your sweet little girl. Kayleigh will always be remembered. She truly is a miracle.

cc said...

Amazing...Beautiful...Touching

shannnah said...

I am glad that her service was as beautiful as possible. The lay me down to sleep photos are beautiful. I hope your little Angel is happily looking down on your family. Prayers still being sent.

Shannah From Michigan

RD said...

Oh my goodness....absolutely beautiful!
You are all so strong.
Thank you for sharing the photos and video...gorgeous, so precious!
We will continue to pray for you all.
God bless.

Anonymous said...

My heart aches for your family. You are all so amazing and I admire your strength. I know that you will have good and bad days, but I pray God gives you the determination to always see the remarkable things that Kayleigh has done in such a short time. I look forward to meeting her one day. She is such a beauitul little girl. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Anonymous said...

Your family is simply AMAZING!!! Thank you for sharing your story. All 3 of your babies are truly blessed to have you!
Much love from Victorville, Ca.

aimee said...

I have followed your blog for so long but have never commented. I miss your baby already and am so so sorry that this happened to you and your family. However, I am in awe of your devotion to the Lord, to your job as a father, to your wife, and to Kayleigh. I am certain that people will be brought to Jesus through your story and your poignant words. I am praying for you always. Take care Freeman family.

In Him,

Aimee (same spelling and all!)

Brook said...

Praying for God's continued comfort for you all.

Anonymous said...

Your title sums it up completely....simply BEAUTIFUL!

* April's Mom * said...

Your family has been on my mind so much, especially lately.

I am walking a pretty hard journey myself, and have looked up to the ways your family has handled your situation. I am so sad about the outcome, but what a beautiful story, with the Lord at the center. Thank you so much for sharing your story and your heart with this community.

I have a Photographer lined up with NILMDTS. What a ministry! Your pictures are beautiful...

Thank you so much for sharing your story - Kayleigh's story - God's story, in your lives.

God Bless You.

B

Jess :) said...

So touching. Still PRAYING for all of you. May you continue to feel God's comfort.

Beth said...

SO beautifuL! thanks for sharing

Analiza said...

I could not stop crying during the videos.

Kayleigh Anne you will truly be missed but your legacy lives on.

Analiza

Patty said...

Kayleigh's pictures are soo Beautiful! I look forward to meeting your AMAZING little girl in Heaven someday!! My prayers are with your family

The Erickson Family said...

Beautiful! What a wonderful way to celebrate her life. The photos with her are beautiful too. I can only imagine how much you will cherish them. You are in my thoughts so many times a day. We are still praying for you out in Oregon. Blessings!

aimee said...

I have been keeping up with your blog for some time now but this is the first time I have commented. I wanted to tell you how amazed I am at you and your family. Your attitudes throughout all of this long process have been remarkable. you are a true testament to a faith that can move mountains. I am in awe of you both. You have been so positive, so faithful, so honest with all of us followers. Kayleigh was just as lucky as you guys are. I wish peace and comfort in the weeks to come. I have been and will continue to pray for you all.

In His Name,

Aimee (spelled the same)

Nlvaden said...

The photos are beyond beautiful. Your familys strength is inspiring. God bless you.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful. You all have touched our lives and we will never forget Kayleigh. She has a place in our hearts and we are so thankful that you have shared this journey with us. All our love to the Freeman family.

Mama M. said...

Oh, wow...what amazing, beautiful photos. You are so right, I do need a kleenex. Thank you, for sharing Kayleigh's story with us. You have touched soooo many lives! Our family has prayed for yours and will continue to. God Bless you!

The Q family said...

I am so torn in emotions right now. My heart breaks for your family, missing your sweet girl right now. And yet,at the same time, it soars at the thought of Kayleigh free of pain and tubes and sitting right in the lap of our savior. I am so sad for you and so happy for her. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. I pray that you will latch onto the God that can bring peace through this unimaginable storm. Praying for you.

Brooke said...

You are right. It looked beautiful. She was such a precious, beautiful blessing and I want to thank you for sharing her story. I have cried many, many tears for Kayleigh and your family and I have hugged by baby girls tighter than ever. I will continue to pray for your family, but rejoice for Kayleigh's new home!

Konnie said...

Wow! The video was absolutly beautiful. You are in our prayers and we love you.
Love from South Mississippi!
The Dooley's

Sky said...

BEAUTIFUL

THE PARKERS said...

This was amazing, God Bless your family thur these times knowing you have an angel watching over you.

Amy said...

I have no words. The pictures took my breath away. Simply gorgeous.

Prayers coming from WA.

Amy

Amy said...

I have no words. The pictures took my breath away. Simply gorgeous.

Prayers coming from WA.

Amy

Anonymous said...

beautiful.. just beautiful.. we love u little angel... I am so sorry that I could not go but I am so happy that it turned out so wonderful. my family will never ever forget your family and we will always check in with your family as long as you allow us to. love always and always in my prayers.....christina solar...

mommieof2 said...

Those video's are beautiful. If you have a free moment, please check out my blog and see the pic of me and my children releasing balloons for Kayleigh.

The Queen of Chaos said...

Absolutely beautiful.

Your family is in my prayers.

Niecey said...

I'm so glad to hear it all went so beautifully.

I pray this week is as gentle to you guys as possible, with all you have to accomplish. May God continue to lift you both and use you as a testimony of His faithfulness through both good times and hard.

You guys are amazing. Thank you for sharing this beautiful memorial service with us all. I was there in spirit. All day, I could think of nothing else.

thegilbreathfam said...

So sweet! Thank you for sharing this with all of us! We love you all! Hugs,
The Gilbreaths
in one word.....AMAZING! =)
praise GOD.

Michelle said...

Thank you so much for sharing the beautiful video and pictures. It was very moving.

You are all still in my prayers.

Lacy's Family said...

Freeman Family,
What a beautiful, touching and amazing video of Kayleigh's life. Praying for you that you will feel peace and comfort during this time. I am forever changed by Kayleigh's story and will always remember her. Thank you for sharing your angel with me.
Lacy (Arizona)

Breanna said...

those videos were beautiful. I cant stop crying.

I am glad that everything went well. you and your family will always be in my prayers.

Rose said...

Amazing pictures you guys! What a wonderful gift Faith gave you. Kayleigh is perfect in all of them! May the Lord grant you peace...much love! Rose in Utah

Adam, April & Aidan said...

Adam & Aimee, My husband and I have been reading your blog every night before we go to bed for months now. We have prayed for your family so much. We were so heartbroken to hear of Kayleigh's passing. She was such an amazing gift to us all. We have found so much comfort in knowing she is in a better place. Your story has touched our hearts in so many ways. Please keep the blog up so we know how you guys are doing. We envy your strength during this time and hope you know that people everywhere are still here for you all! God Bless.

Brent Riggs said...

Adam and Aimee,

We love you. We are blessed to be your friends.

Brent, Michelle & Kids
www.riggsfamilyblog.com

NewfieMoma said...

the video was beautiful, so are the pictures, Kayleigh was such a beautiful little girl, all 3 of your children are absolutely beautiful. My heart is sore... sadness that your beautiful Kayleigh is no longer here, but happy that Kayleigh is in heaven no longer in pain, and watching over all of us.
I want you to know that your family is in my and my family's prayers. and you will continue to be.

Love Hugs and Prayers
Rochelle, Jeff, Chelsea and Melissa
Brampton, Ontario, Canada

candi said...

Thank You for sharing the video's and the story about the memorial. The video's are more then beautiful. You have a beautiful family. I wish I could've made it to be with you guys during the memorial. I think of you and your family often. Keep strong and God will show you the way.
Hugs and Prayers
Candi

Anonymous said...

I have never left a comment here before, but have been following Kayleigh's story for a long time.

I just wanted to say thank you for sharing your sweet Kayleigh with the world. Her service must have been beautiful, you have so many precious photographs to remember her by...

Rest in peace sweet girl.

Clint, Teri and Dax said...

God Bless You for sharing your angel and her life on this earth with us. We will never forget the lesson that her short life taught us. Her story will coninue to bless us for many years to come. Your family will be in our prayers.

The Smith Family! said...

What a BEATIFUL family!!! Those pictures are priceless. I love you guys for being such a STRONG example to me. Thanks for keeping us all posted. I am happy that Kayleigh is now healthy and strong. She is in a better place, lucky her!

~Sheena~ said...

There are no words that can express my feelings. Kayleigh was such a blessed little girl to have such godly parents and you guys have such a beautiful family. We are continually praying for God's grace and comfort to surround you.

Danielle's Motherhhood said...

Thank you so much for sharing your story. Kayleigh is an amazing little girl. My daughter Abigail and I included her in our prayers last night. Kayleigh is an inspiration to all the lives that she has touched. You are truly be blessed! May God Bless you and your family always!

With Gods Love,
Danielle and Abigail

Lisa said...

Those Videos are amazing , I love the new pictures ! God Bless you all , i know when I seen this post I thought I better get a tissue ! But you know that there is no sad tears here , Kayleigh taught me so much and Im happy for that !

Cat said...

Our thoughts and prayers from Oklahoma. God bless you all and keep you always with the sweet memories.

Patricia & Wes said...

Adam and Amiee...it's like the song...AMAZING...The videos and pics are just BEAUTIFUL! I love all the pics that NILNDTS did...sooo powerful. We are continuing our prayer's for you and your family. We will continue to follow Kayleigh Anne's story...lives are being changed everyday by your faith...sending pics off tomorrow of the balloons we sent up for Kayleigh Anne...GOD Bless you for sharing the most intimate part of your lives with all of us! Patricia & Wes

momma2thestrainkids said...

you are so incredibly strong and i hope you know what a inspiration you and Kayliegh have been to so many people. My heart breaks for you and with you, I lost a baby boy at birth six yrs ago and miscarried a baby just two weeks ago.while i have two healthy children, nothing replaces the heartache of the ones i cant hold every day . People say time heals the pain but they are wrong.It has stayed just as raw for me today as it was then.There wont be a day that goes by that you wont thing of her.at least you have some memories to remember and pictures. god bless you and i will be praying for comfort and strength as your family goes thru this unbearable loss.

Anonymous said...

That was absolutely beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing Kayleigh with everyone. Kayleigh will forever be in my heart. Your family is so incredibly strong and I will pray for you in this very difficult time.

Katie

Barbara said...

Dearest Adam and Aimee, Kayleigh's service was the most beautiful, touching, moving one I've ever experienced !
You and Aimee surely have a marriage that honours and pleases our Lord, a true example of what He intended when He designed the institution !
He so richly blessed Kayleigh and Allyson and Brandon in giving them such godly, loving, nurturing parents.
The Lord is using you in a powerful way to reach countless people who are in need of His love and strength, to show what it is to 'walk in Faith'.
Thank you so very much for sharing precious Kayleigh with us, so that we all could fall in love with her too ! Thank you allowing us all to be part of your lives. And thank you for inviting us to be a part of that most beautiful service for dear Kayleigh.
May God bless you and carry you through all the days ahead, and totally surround and envelope you with His love, comfort and peace.
I look so forward to holding and kissing and hugging precious Kayleigh one day ! My dear Mama and Daddy whom I miss so much ( Daddy just went Home last April ) are there with her now. I'm sure there is much rejoicing going on There !!!!!
I love you all so much, and you will continually be in my heart and Prayers !
My grandsons, Isaiah and Elijah also wear Kayleigh's bracelets and pray you and your family.
In Jesus' All powerful and Never Ending Love, Barbara

Erin said...

Amazing, that is what she is, and amazing is what she has made your family!
Not a day has gone by that my family and I haven't thought of sweet Kayleigh and sent all our support along the way to you!
We will forever feel we've been touched by an angel named Kayleigh, she will live on for a lifetime and beyond!

Lisa said...

What a beautiful tribute to your daughter... I am moved to tears... I am praying for you all during this time... I know how hard it is to lose a baby, you are all loved so much

Jennifer L said...

The pictures are beautiful and the video was also very moving. Yeah, tissues were required for the viewing of the video. The memorial service also sounds like it went very well.
We released balloons here in Lancaster, Ohio. I don't have the pictures up yet. It was really windy and the tags we put on them were too heavy, so we had to cut the strings short so the balloons would go up towards heaven instead of horizontal into the trees surrounding the field we went to. My husband had to rescue a couple balloons from the trees, but they all made it.

Jodie Gardner said...

The videos are absolutely beautiful just like Kayleigh!! Please know how much her story has touched me and know that I am and will continue to pray for you and your family.

In Him,
Jodie

Just'N Angel said...

Amazing, amazing pics! I LOVE the last ones. I am still praying for you all and know that God will continue to uplift you in the days to come. What a joy Kayleigh is still to so many lives.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing the pictures and videos and the memorial memories. I wish I could have been there but I was thinking of the family and of kayleigh all day long. I can't keep you guys out of my head. I can't imagine the pain you are feeling. I think it should be a yearly thing that we release balloons for Kayleigh and every other preemie that didn't make it through the journey. Kayleigh's story hits so close to home. I had twins in September of 2008 that were 12 weeks early. So I think of it like it could have been one of mine. I am praying for the family and I won't stop. God Bless you all.

You guys are one BEAUTIFUL family!

Suzan said...

It truly was a beautiful service and it was an honor to be a part of it. Your family remains in our prayers.

God bless!

Kristin said...

Just beautiful. Those photographs are amazing, and I'm so glad you have them for your many memory books! My prayers are with your family! You are all beautiful people!

July said...

We love you, Kayleigh!!!

wicker0407 said...

The videos were amazing I was so sad and about mid way through I really felt at peace. I am still so heartbroken for your family but her legacy will live on. She changed my life along with so many others. She was a true miracle and such a huge blessing. May God continue to comfort you and show you the way. I still think about sweet Kayleigh everyday and she will never be far from my heart. All my thoughts and prayers are going out to you and your family.
God Bless!
Summer in California

Grandma of an Angel said...

how beautiful
thank you for sharing
I have balloon release pictures for Kaylegh where how how do i send them? Does anyone know?

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful tribute to precious Kayleigh! Wishing your family every blessing as you move through this unimaginable time.

Brenda said...

God bless you all.

Sassy said...

The Freeman Family,

Your strength, grace, and incredible faith throughout this difficult time, have truly been such an inspiration! This world is a better place for having known your precious Kayleigh. She was, is, and always will be a beautiful angel. Although her life was so short she touched more people in her ten sweet months than many could in a hundred years. You have done great justice to the mission God had set forth for her on this Earth. You should have no regrets because Kayleigh was truly blessed to have you for her parents. God knew that you were strong enough to carry through with Kayleigh's story, even when many others would have faltered! Kayleigh will be in my heart for the rest of my life and I will continue to pray for your family.

~God Bless!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for sharing your sweet Kayleigh with us. You are such an example of love and hope.

Anonymous said...

Wow..It looks like it was an amazing memorial! I am so sorry for your loss but so grateful that kayleigh can be free from pain. I hope you can feel God's love surrounding you at this difficult time in your lives! Lots of love and prayers coming your way from Utah!!

West Family said...

That was such an amazing video and your little Kayleigh will never be forgotten by anyone who has been lucky enough to read her story. I watched that as I fed my 7 week (born at 34week GA) and tears ran down onto her I have never been so happy to be awake in the middle of the night feeding. It reminded me how lucky I am and that is what your amazing daughter will continue to do- remind all those that have been touched by her how lucky they are and that miracles truly do exist when you believe!
God bless you and your family and friends. You will all continue to be in my thoughts and prayers as you move into this new adventure of life!

Anonymous said...

I can't stop crying.

I wish you and your family the best of luck.

God bless

MimiBrayCo said...

That was one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen. May God Bless your family and shelter you with His Peace....

...Be still and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, Thank you for sharing those beautiful videos and pictures with us. I really cried a lot watching, remembering those past months. KAYLEIGH truly touches my heart. Your family will always be in my prayers. GOB BLESS!

Aira Jane
PHILIPPINES

Mirna said...

Adam, Aimee thank you for sharing this with us. God bless you richly. Hugs :)

Samantha Smith said...

Beautiful video and pictures. I am so glad I got to participate in the balloon releasing for Kayleigh all the way in British Columbia Canada! RIP Sweet Angel Kayleigh, you will all be forever in my heart!

Ms. Anthropy said...

From the moment I started following your story, I have been deeply touched and amazed. God bless your family and may he continue to give you strength. I feel blessed to be able to share the journey. I sent up a special prayer to all my family that has gone before me, to welcome Kayleigh and give her a hug and kiss from me. I know they will. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Continuing prayers from Deer Park, Texas

Magdiyel said...

I watched your video on Facebook today because a friend of mine had commented on it.....I thought is was so beautiful.
About three hours ago I sat down to read your blog about Kayleigh's journey from the begining. I just finished it and have been in tears for about an hour and a half.
I am a mother of four...one of my children has medical issues and has spent some time in the hospital.......nothing like Kayleigh...but I related to the feel of having a child in the hospital and thest after test and waiting for answers....THe more I read, the more pictures I looked at, the closer and more attached I felt to Kayleigh. I already knew the "end" to the story but wanted to read it anyways.
What an amazing and heartwarming thing to see parents like you praising God through the storm and allowing him to use your lives and your precious baby girl's life to reach others!!
I will keep you in my prayers....continue to let God use your story....

God bless you!!
Kiersty Mallory

Renee' said...

Thank You for sharing Kayleigh with all of us.

The Hone's said...

All I can say is "WOW." You guys are such a strong family. Those clips were amazing. I have read your guys' story and cry almost everytime you post. May you all be at peace in knowing your baby girl is free from all her struggles and is with God now. How awesome that is to know that. I love the pictures with her against your skin. I bet that was the best feeling ever.

Anonymous said...

Very touching, your daughter is beautiful. I hope you and your family continue to do well. You guys are very strong, just remember she is watching over you now. Good luck and God bless.

Queen Mumma said...

So moving and beautiful. Your family is in my constant thoughts.

momma rayne said...

Amazing Miss Kayleigh was , She meant the world to me and I learned so much from her in her short life. The videos were amazing brought me to tears, The pictures are beautiful.. Please know we are thinking of you all and praying hard for you daily. Always in our hearts Kayleigh..

Melissa said...

Adam, Aimee, Allyson, and Brandon -- words cannot express my sorrow for you as you learn a new "normal" without precious Kayleigh. Know that she has touched many many lives and will touch many more in the future. The pictures tell a story of love that is bonded between your family. Know that you are being prayed for and that precious Kayleigh's legacy will continue. May God continue to hold each of you tight as you go forward.

Blessings,

Melissa

Joanne said...

What a beautiful tribute to your precious darling girl. She was welcomed in heaven with open arms and you will see your girl again some day. Thank you so much for sharing your story. Your amazing faith is very inspiring.

Jane said...

what a truly amazing loving family. God Bless you all. Thank you so much for sharing your family with us all. Kayleigh is truly a very lucky little girl.
Jane from Colorado Springs

Kim Smith said...

Sweet Freemans, that was indeed beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing your whole journey with us. The videos were amazing! Kayleigh is a miracle that has touched so many lives...including ours. We continue to hold you close in our thoughts and prayers.
Much love,
Nate, Kim and Evan Smith
www.caringbridge.org/visit/evannsmith

Katrina said...

Very beautiful. Thank you and god bless.

Heather R. said...

Wow. I have been completely reduced to tears both of sadness for your loss and joy for all that Kayleigh was and continues to be. She is beautiful in every sense of the word. I have been so touched by your family and Kayleigh's story. Thank you so much for sharing Kayleigh with the world. God Bless you!

Auntie M said...

How very beautiful. The Lord's grace is so evident in your lives. He blessed you with Kayleigh & now you have returned her to his wonderful care in such a tender way. Your family remains in my prayers. While I know God will sustain you, I also know there will be tough times too as you grieve & mourn your loss. I am so grateful that when the Lord tells us that he will "turn our mourning into dancing" that he validates mourning as a normal & vital process that must occur before we can move on. There is also that "uniqueness" of God's grace that allows us to mourn & dance at the same time, as your memorial service illustrated.
Again, you remain in my prayers,
Mary from Mill Creek, WA
PS: for you... http://musingsfromauntiem.blogspot.com/2009/05/dark-night-of-soul.html

Mrs N said...

That was so beautiful. Thank you for sharing. Kayleigh is amazing and i will never forget her.

Melanie said...

Amazed! As always your family, your faith and your strength amaze me! I will keep you in our prayers. Thank you for sharing!

Brenda Tanner said...

Beautiful and sweet memorial. Kayleigh has brought blessings to me as I have followed her story since November. Kayleigh is with Jesus now and I hope you continue updating news on you, Aimee and the other 2 children as I have grown to love ya'll too. Kayleigh had a purpose. If there is any non-believers out there then all they have to do is watch and read about this amazing little girl. It is amazing to me to see all the lives she touched and blessed in 11 months. You and Aimee will continue the work here for Kayleigh just by continuing to show your faith in Christ. God blessed Kayleigh with loving CHRISTIAN parents. Your CHRISTIAN walk has been a positive influence on the world. I will continue daily to check the blog hoping that you continue. I love your family and will be praying for you.
Brenda Tanner-Mississippi

Beth said...

That has to be one of the most beautiful and touching things I have ever seen. I am very sorry for the loss of your Beautiful daughter but just rejoice in the knowledge that she is with her Savior and is happy and whole waiting until the day she can be with you again. You and your family are in my prayers.

Lisa said...

This is so beautiful. I wish I could have been there, but it was impossible for me. The service sounded lovely. Praise God for sweet little Kayleigh.

Saminda said...

What a beautiful post. You truly have blessed and changed many lives by sharing your amazing story so honestly. :) Thankyou.
I just LOVE the black and white and sepia photos- they are stunning. You guys are so strong, may God rich you bless you in these coming months.
With love,
Saminda.

Anonymous said...

Wow...these videos are powerful. Kayleigh only knew perfect love throughout her short life...that is something that I am jealous of...she didn't have to experience the pain of losing a loved one...or the pain of having a boy break her heart...She only knew perfect love and from many people that didn't even know her!!!

The Carpenters said...

So I'm up with one of the girls and just had to check if there was a new post...PERFECT!!!! You guys are wonderful and we miss you already!

Prokosch Family said...

The people of "Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep" do such a beautiful thing. I work in the Nursery at a hospital in Denver and have seen them do so many amazing things here. Your family is in our prayers constantly and I am glad her memorial was nothing short of beautiful as your little girl was. You should know how much your little girl impacted my life, and how many soldiers in Iraq were also impacted by her story! My husband has told me of many soldiers who have found God, or refound God after reading your little girls story. She is nothing short of a miracle is right and you will hold her again one day.

Emma said...

I did a post about Kayleigh over on my prayer blog. I apologise for the lateness, I should have done it as soon as I read the post announcing her death, but it's busy times.

anyway. Please know that even though I don't know you personally and am like thousand of miles away from you, I and others are still praying for you guys!

Faye said...

I just sit here and cried as i watched this.you all have been an inspreation to me.Your faith is so strong.I know I will get through my health problems now.You will nwver know what a blessing you are to me.Please stay in touch with me.You all are like my family.I love you guys so much.I will continue to pray for you all.May God bless you ,I know He has me becaise he allowed me to be in your lives! Sending you hugs! Blessings Faye

Holly said...

This had me in tears. The slideshow and the pictures are all so beautiful! What a truly special little girl.

Aileigh said...

Thinking of you and your family... Hugs

Anonymous said...

Such a sweet and precious Angel! Thank you for sharing her with us all. Continuing to remember your family in this time.

Melissa said...

So glad to hear the the memorial went so well. It's just amazing to me to see your smiles on that day. What a beautiful perspective you have on this difficult situation.

Anonymous said...

Adam, Aimee & family;

BEAUTIFUL! Beautiful, indeed. Tears of Joy and praise have flowed freely down my face as I've sat here reading this blog and watching the video.

THANK YOU for allowing me (and all the others who couldn't physically be there) to "BE THERE". I have chills covering my body. PERFECT music for all of the videos.

God is good and has touched this world with the life of Kayleigh and will continue to do so. I unfortunately missed the announcement of releasing the pink balloons. My daughters and I have prayed for all of you since you posted of Kayleigh's passing. We prayed extra hard for you on Sunday. We will continue to pray.

Good for you both for taking time to find happiness today, and even a little time to flirt. I know that's only possible with God's grace which shines through both of you. May your love for each other and for the Amazing and Mighty God we serve bring you through this week of moving and a somewhat "new beginning" and into the days He has laid before you.

In Him,
V

Karen said...

Beautiful indeed! I continue to pray for your family, for healing and peace, during this difficult time. I cannot imagine.
Karen in TX

Amy said...

You guys continue to amaze me. I don't think you realize what an inspiration you are. The pictures are beautiful. Absolutely beatiful.

jenn said...

there are no words.

your pictures are priceless and one that you can cherish for many years to come.


blessings on all of you during this time of transition and grieving. our prayers are with you now and forever.

Leslie Williams and Family said...

What an amazing tribute to our miracle! I know you are proud and the new family photos are beautiful and will bless you and grace your home for years to come!!! We love you all....each of you and continue to pray for you each day!

Paula Lahae said...

Adam and Aimee,
I am so glad the memorial went well, I am sad that I was not able to make it. My family had a moment of prayer at 1:00 Sunday for your family, and I have had several friends and family say they did the same. Kayleigh has touched so many people close to me and I personally never thought such a little girl could teach me so much. You and Aimee have been so strong in your faith, and that is so inspiring to me. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your life, to share your sweet Kayleigh. I wish the best for your family!
Paula L.

Reba0729 said...

Lifting you up as the tears flow.

Trish said...

These are beautiful pictures. Thank You for sharing them with us. Sounds like the celebration of life was just beautiful. Good Luck with everything this week. :0)

Still Praying for both you and Aimee.

Juliana said...

Thank you for posting this Adam!
I wanted to be there so bad and would have flown out if i was not so sick.

The videos and the pics are beautiful.
My heart is breaking for you. I am praying for all of you daily! Thank you for all the prayers for me an the FB and twitter prayer request for my surgery!

Love in Christ,
Juliana

Write From The Heart/Adori Graphics said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I have seen phoos done by NILMDTS before and their work is really fantastic. Your photos are beautiful!

Evie's Story said...

Wishing so desperately that there were some words to ease your anguish. Longing with you for the day He returns to wipe. Away every tear from our eyes! May He hold you close in your grief! Praying for you dear ones!

4 Lettre Words said...

Wow, Adam. The photos are really beautiful.

Blessings!
Dina

Sara said...

Absolutely beautiful.I haven't watched the videos yet - I want to be able to take my time and right now I am headed out to work. But the pictures are just gorgeous. They really show your love for Kayleigh and your love for each other.
God bless you - you are an inspiration to others who have or are experiencing loss.

April said...

Absolutely Beautiful... what an amazing idea to continue spreading Kayleigh's story in the fashion of balloons. She is forever in my heart, she has reconnected me with Christ as I know HE sought me out through her story. I carry a photo of her in my Bible, as a reminder, as a thanks, as an understanding that God's plan for Kayleigh WAS fulfilled, not only because she has been called home - but because I am now raising my hands to Him! I am living proof of your sacrifice. God Bless you, Aimee and Adam. I am forever grateful for your daughter.

Heather Marie said...

These photographys are precious. So glad you got the chance to take them. I am happy to hear that the memorial went as well as it could and I will continue to pray for your family and your strength. God Bless! :)

Amy said...

The pictures are just beautiful. I'm so glad it went well. Our prayers are STILL with your family as you go thru the next few weeks, ,months.

The McGuire Family said...

Absolutely beautiful and tear jerking. I love the pictures, they are incredible. The videos were amazing too. Everything about sweet little Kayleigh was and continues to be amazing. We continue to pray for your family.
We love you.
The McGuire Family

Anonymous said...

The pictures are amazing. Good luck in the upcoming weeks. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. She truly is the one pound miracle and she will be missed.

Jennifer from Ohio

Tri Mama said...

I just found out about Kayleigh a few weeks ago when MckMama mentioned her in Stellan's blog. I have not had time to read your entire blog and learn the whole story, but I know the beginning and the end (or maybe it should be called the "new beginning" as we all know that Kayleigh's life is not really over, only her earlthy life is). I am the mother of a 25 week, 785 gram preemie, so I understand part of the roller coaster that has been your life. Our close friends had a 500g preemie a few weeks after ours was born. Claire's story is surprisingly similar to Kayleigh's. There were many times we thought she would be coming home from the NICU, but after 8 months, which also included heart surgery, a Niessen/G-tube, and trach God took her home as well. I consider myself to have a very strong faith. I KNOW with all my heart that these beautiful girls are in Heaven with Jesus, and their lives are full and wonderful. I know their suffering on earth was not for naught. I believe their lives had a purpose. However, I too am devastated by their loss, and the loss the of all of those who have been touched by them. Aimee and Adam, you have been such an inspiration to me in the past few weeks that I have gotten to know you through your blog. Watching you on TV, and seeing the poise and grace you both exhibited, the strength and faith you have, and your obvious love for each other, have all been such an awesome witness to your faith in Christ. I can not even begin to imagine the number of people Kayleigh's story has touched, and I can only hope and pray that you are winning countless souls for Him. I am so incredibly sorry that your story did not have the ending we all desperately prayed for. I know God has His reasons. I pray that He will continue to wrap His loving arms around you and your family and help you through these upcoming months as you try to navigate the rest of your earthly lives without your beautiful daughter. Know now that you have a special saint in Heaven who is surely watching over you. I know you long to kiss her precious face one more time. Rest assured that she is well loved. May you both be too, until the you all meet again.....
Thank you for sharing a piece of your life with me.

JN in NY

Anonymous said...

touching and beautiful.....you are in my prayers

Lisa said...

What beautiful videos and a perfect way to remember those sweet moments with your precious girl. Thank you for sharing them.

Hugs from Ohio.

~*Mare*~ said...

These are beautiful. You're family is such an inspiration and little Kayleigh truly is a miracle. Thank you for sharing your life, Adam and Aimee.

Kemp and Remis mommy said...

I am very sad that I live so far away and was unable to make it, It sounds and looks like it was a beautiful service... Kayliegh is lucky to have such loving family... Shes beauitful, the videos were great and were such a tear jerker... take care, and keep us updated and keep sharing with us:) I stop by numerous times a day to see if there is anything new... God bless you

Hair Bows & Guitar Picks said...

What a great video and amazing pictures....

Still praying for you and your family.

God Bless,

Shelly

Joy Martin said...

AMAZING! I did not start following your blog until the end but what an inspiration Kayleigh's story has been to me. You are very strong parents and wonderful people! God is definetly our Alpha and Omega, our strong tower, our rock on wich we stand! What a bleesing your family is to so many people!

Melissa said...

Freeman Family,

I wish I could have been there with you on Sunday to celebrate Kayleigh's life, mourn her passing, and hold you all. I have said countless prayers for you all over the last weeks and month, and this week, I started praying to Kayleigh herself. I know, without a shadow of doubt, that Kayleigh is rejoicing in Heaven, sad to leave her earthly family, but reveling with her eternal family. I believe that Kayleigh is the guardian angel for your family, but also for all children. Who else could watch out for other innocents but one who has demonstrated the strength and fortitude she has? Who else who was able to unite people all over the world? I pray to her to watch over your family, embrace you with love and strength, but also to watch over my son, as well. I'm sure she will never know what an amazing child she was, but I have a feeling she is going to figure it out.

Your videos are beautiful...moving, loving, celebratory and tragic all at once. Please know that if I could, I would hug you all. My thoughts and prayers are with you constantly, and when I talk to Kayleigh next, I will make sure to let her know I love her.

Melissa Serban from Indianapolis

Anonymous said...

How beautiful!!!! You are all in my thoughts and prayers. You have shared so many of your miracles with us and I thank you for that. What a wonderful family you are and what a beautiful wonderful blessing Kayleigh is! She will live on in the hearts of all who knew and loved her and those of us who because of your family sharing your beautiful 1 pound miracle with us. We love you Kayleigh and will see you someday.
Enjoy Heaven sweet little girl.

God Bless
Joan - KY

Anonymous said...

Wow, you are truly amazing people. That's all I can say. I wasn't able to attend, but wore pink on Sunday in memory of Kayleigh. Hope you guys continue to heal.

Tiffany from Georgia

Danielle said...

What a beautiful day you had for Kayleigh :)

I just want to say that you and Aimee are amazing people, and I want to Thank you for sharing Kayleigh's story with the world.

I feel blessed to have had the chance to follow your blog for the past 3 months.

May you feel comfort in these days to come.

Toni :O) said...

She was so very precious and your family is incredibly beautiful. May the memories you have of your sweet princess carry you through each and every day. May God bless you in ways you have yet to see. Thank you so much for sharing your story with all of us. I appreciate my children so much more because of your one pound miracle baby. I will continue to keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Hope said...

Adam and Aimee the NILMDTS pics are gorgeous! I will be watching the video, but am locating the tissues as you said! God Bless your family. I haven't received any emails yet in regards to people finding my cards, but I hope I do. My only worry is the balloons drifted into the river and the cards won't be found. Again God Bless!!!!

Anonymous said...

Well I have to say that you were not kidding about getting out the tissues that video was amazing. Thanks for the update and I am so happy you guys were able to laugh again. Please keep us updated on your life, I feel so close to you guys so please keep us updates on your lives.
Love you goys lots
Kristy in MI

Kristie said...

Kayleighs story will forever chnage my life. I am so sad that she has gone, but yet so moved by the things she achmolished while she was here. She brought the world together and had them in prayer. She has taught me that no matter how small you are, you can still make a difference.

Kayleigh I asked my angel baby Gabrielle to show you around and to be ur bestest friend!

Kristie

Joyce Taylor said...

God bless your precious and dear family. You have been so very blessed to be chosen by God to be parents of Kayleigh Anne Freeman. She is such a beautiful angel and you/we will see her again - completely whole and perfect. Thank God that we are given this precious gift of perfect and eternal life! You all will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers..... "When you go through deep waters and great trouble, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you. For I am the Lord, your God, the Holy One...your Savior....Isaiah 43:2-3"
To be absent in the body is to be present with the Lord! Amen....much love and prayers to each of you......May God richly bless you and your precious family.

Beth in NC said...

I cry each time I see you guys. Thank you for sharing your lives with the world. God bless you all and continue to bring restoration and healing to your hearts and lives.

Bless you!
Beth

Brandon, Andrea and Emma said...

What beautiful pictures. I will have to watch the videos later-I am at work and am afraid I will be pure water works!! The memorial service sounded beautiful-wish we could have been there. We still plan on sending you pictures with our Kayleigh bracelets on. Thank you so much for sharing those wondeful pictures and videos with us. She is such a beautiful angel. She has touched my life in so many ways, I feel like I knew her and know you guys. We love you all!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for posting this for those of us that were too far away to come share in the service with you. Kayleigh was such a sweet little blessing that impacted a lot of lives in such a big way. Those pics are so precious and touched my heart. I continue to pray for you guys! God Bless!
Kim in KS

Anonymous said...

I am head to toe with goosebumps.

May God continue to Bless you all.

Aimee, that pic of you and her is AMAZING. They all are. But esp. the one of you and your babe is absolutely breathtaking! Be sure and get that print in life size!!

Thinking of you all and praying every day.

The Pirsein Family said...

That video was absolutely breathtaking and the pictures were beautiful. Even though I do not know your family or Kayleigh, I do know that she had become an important part of my life. She was truly inspirational and she will definitely be missed. I hope that you, Aimee & the kids can move forward and remember Kayleigh as the beauty she truly was and is. My heart continues to ache but know that she's in heaven where she is healed and in good hands. God Bless you and your family. Thank you once again for sharing your little darling with each and everyone of us.

Crystal said...

The pictures are BEAUTIFUL! I love them. Thank you again for sharing your story. My husband and I discuss your wonderful family and the work you've done for the Glory of God. We are in awe. God put Kayleigh in your arms because He knew you would be able to "handle" it and glorify Him in the process. It's amazing - all of His plans in action.

Love, the Creekmores

aimee gillespie said...

...beautiful.

Liz said...

Oh Adam and Aimee...Thank you for sharing her memorial service with us. I can't imagine how hard it is for you and your family right now. Please now that I will always think of your family and pray for you continously. God Bless you for opening up your little girl's life to the world so that WE can all be changed.

Much Love,
Liz

Porscha said...

Thank you for sharing Kayleigh's story, and your story, with us. The videos and photos are beautiful. Absolutely beautiful.

The Burgess Family said...

These were wonderful videos and photos of your family... thank you for sharing them. I have no idea how many little friends Kayleigh made while she was in the hospital so I made sure to say a special prayer to my daughter, Hope Noelle, and ask her to take Kayleigh under her wing. I am sure she is showing her all over heaven and that they are having a big time playing up there.

Bev Clark said...

I just watched the video's of precious Kayleigh....can't stop the tears from falling. God Bless you Kayleigh!!

Stephanie said...

May God Bless your Family!!!! I've thought of you often these past few days. Love you all

Sarah said...

I love the slideshows. Beautiful little Kayleigh touched so many hearts.

My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

The Rowe Family said...

Thank you so much for sharing your Kayleigh with us! I have fallen in love with her and can't wait to meet her in Heaven! God bless you and your family, may peace fill your hearts! Much love, Emily, Sayre, PA

4 vs 1 said...

I watched all three videos through tears of both pain and joy. My pain is for you, the ones she left behind...until you meet her again. My joy is for her...no more hurt, completely perfect, in the arms of Jesus Himself.

Oh what a joyous day it will be when you all reunite again.

God bless you and thank you for sharing your angel with us.

joanna said...

Stunningly beautiful, just like your little Kayleigh :) Treasured memories for you to keep forever!

~Joanna, Trey and Reece from FL

Crysgoss said...

God bless your family! I continue to pray for you guys. I hope you recieved the flowers I sent! Videos turned out amazing!
Miss you sweet Kayleigh, and will never forget you and your impact on me and this world!

hjg said...

What a beautiful keepsake. You both should be so proud to be parents to an amazing angel who touched the hearts of so many people. She showed us all the God truly does have his hand on each one of us. You are so blessed to have an angel like Kayleigh. God bless you all! I will keep you and your family in my prayers to have strength each day to make it through and continue to share this miracle with others!

Mandy Quinn said...

The video is absolutely beautiful and your family strength and love are an inspiration to us all just as Kayleigh will forever be in our hearts. Love to you all and thank you for sharing in your journey and I will continue to follow your blog.

HoundDogMom said...

Thanks for sharing and has your post states, just beautiful. I will be sending you a photo of my balloon release for Sweet Kayliegh soon. Your family continues to be in my thoughts and prayers. Sherri, Bloomington, IL

Beth said...

I recently just started following your blog and spent a whole day reading all the post. You and your family are such beautiful people and I admire you all for your strength through this. I know God has big plans for Kayleigh as he does your family! My heart goes out to you all and your family will be in my prayers. Sending tons of hugs your way!
-Beth

thehowardfamily4 said...

Freeman family,
Your strength is AMAZING and you are an inspiration to so many people.

As I sat in church this week listening to the sermon on Standing and Withstanding, I immediately thought of your family. Our worship team sang Desert Song (you may have heard of it), but the lyrics struck me and I wanted to pass them along to you: http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/h/hillsong/the_desert_song.html

God bless you as you continue to grieve the loss of Kayleigh and God bless you as you remember the joy she brought to your lives.

Faye

Anonymous said...

Simply BEAUTIFUL.

I actually had to leave my desk at work to cry. May God Bless you all.

Miss you Baby Girl.

Dalila from NJ

Dazzled by my boys said...

beautiful, beautiful video. I watched with my 15 month old on my lap and as I cried he touched the screen and said "baby....baby..."
The photos now i lay me down to sleep, did are breathtaking.
You are all in my prayers and forever on my heart.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful is the only word I can use to describe the videos and photos. Thank you so much for sharing your story with the world. God Bless

Bridget said...

With tears streaming down my face--- Thank you for sharing so much! The photos are beautiful. And Adam, the way you write is so pure and with love. It is a gift. Can I share something? Many times when I pray for you, I lay my hands on my monitor-on a picture of Kayleigh or the whole Freeman family. I pray so deeply during these times. Thank you for bringing me closer to God.
With love and tears,
Bridget in IL

Lori said...

I pray that the Lord carries you through this and always remember that precious little Kayleigh. I released ballons in her honor on Sunday here in OHIO.

Jenna said...

thank you for sharing the videos with us. My son is 2 1/2 and he has looked at pictures almost daily for the last 7 months of Kaleigh with me, when he saw the video he said, "she is with Jesus". I hadn't told him that she passed away, he already knew

Kim Harrill said...

Absolutely breath taking! Thank you for sharing such a beautiful little girl with me. I cannot thank you or Kayleigh enough for what I have learned from this story. God Bless you all!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing this miracle with us all. Just as I am so glad that Kayleigh had you to hold and love her through this life, I am thankful that you have a Father to hold and love you through this storm. The storms are so painful for us, yet such an awesome, intimate time for God to have with us. I thought it was ironic how it rained for the balloon release. You have found the beauty in the rain all along, and the rain during the release didn't change it's beauty either. God bless your family. You will remain in my prayers.

Michelle said...

The videos are so beautiful! I write this w tears streaming down my face. Thank you so much for sharing sweet kayleigh w the world! We have all fallen in love w her! Thank you also for showing us your incredible faith! It has been an inspiration to me and my family!
NILMDTS did an amazing job w the pictures! You can see the love and beauty of your family! We continue to lift you up in prayer! We love you guys!
Michelle (Chattanooga, TN)

MissJeovette said...

Been thinking about you guys all weekend especially Kayleigh. It's amazing how someone we never met we miss sooo much and come to love. Memorial looked beautiful we sent our balloons up in Brooklyn, NY. We will continue to keep you all in our thoughts and prayers!! We miss you Kayleigh!!

xoxoxo,

The Abreu-Banegas Family
(Brooklyn, NY)

Kim said...

Oh wow...there are no words for how amazing the videos were and the pictures are priceless.

Will continue to pray for your family.

Jonie Brooks said...

Thank you so much for sharing the beautiful pictures of Kayleigh. You all are an extradorinary family and my family is still praying for you.

God Bless you all!!

Jo said...

Absolutely gorgeous tribute to your little angel! When we released our balloons, the sun was shining bright and I caught the sun in the photos! It made me smile because it made me think of Kayleigh flying to heaven!! Hugs to you all!

BlogBaby said...

I praise God for sustaining you during this difficult time. May He continue to draw you closer together as a family as you walk on.

We'll be sending you some balloon releasing photo's shortly.

Lisa at BlogBaby

Spellbound said...

God bless you little Kayleigh!

My heart bursted at the seams and my tears flowed as I watched the video. Absolutely beautiful!

Thank you for describing the service in such great detail. It feels like I was actually there. You and your family are in my prayers. We all are going to miss Kayleigh so much.

Sarah J. said...

The pictures are amazing. What beautiful work NILMDTS does. Kayleigh looked as beautiful as she always did. I can't imagine how beautiful she must be in heaven.

Thank you. Thank you so much for continuing to share Kayleigh and your story with all of us. We love you!

Sarah, Chris, Helaina and Ava J.

Dina said...

Beautiful. It definitely is THE perfect word to describe your baby Kayleigh, the service, the video and pictures. Thank you once again for sharing with us this special day. I am happy you managed to get some smiles out that day, and it's great to know so many people showed up to support you.

Your family is an inspiration to me and you will never know how much you changed my life.

You didn't go into detail about your last day with Kayleigh, but I hope it too was one of the most amazing days of your life know she will be with HIM - it must have been so bittersweet. We love you and I will pray for your strength

My Precious Peanut Designs said...

Simply Beautiful!

Jaime said...

Such a beautiful little girl and such an inspirational family. I cried when I watched the video and read this post...they were tears of sadness for the loss of your precious daughter, happiness that she is in the most perfect place and awe of the strength of your family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers as you have been for a while now.

UrbanIdeas said...

Thank you for sharing the images and words. We continuously have your family in our prayers!

Jessica said...

The title of your post says it all - beautiful.

I thought about you all throughout the weekend. I wasn't able to send off a balloon, but I did post links to the blog all weekend on my twitter / facebook accounts. Everybody who I've told about Kayleigh's story has been deeply touched. I know that I truly have. I am a better person for having followed Kayleigh's journey. Thank you for sharing it with the world.

I know that Kayleigh is up there in heaven playing with all the other NICU angels. I know that one boy named Daniel (who I wrote a bedtime story for Kayleigh about) is already playing with her up in heaven.

Amy said...

God bless your family! You are such an amazing and inspiring bunch. You have been in my thoughts and prayers constantly. The videos are beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing your sweet Kayleigh Anne with the world! Her story has been a blessing to all who read it.

In Christ's Love,

Amy S in KS

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your wonderful, yet hearbreaking story. Wait till you are reunited, I hope I am standing nearby to see it. God bless.

Harper Loyer said...

Those pictures are beautiful!!! You are so blessed to have those. Kayleigh looked so beautiful. But I bet now she looks even more beautiful in Heaven as an Angel. You were so blessed to have almost eleven months with her. I am so glad that you have continued to post after your loss. You are such a strong family, I continue to pray that God gives you strength. Thank you so much for sharing your story with all of us. I am defiently a better person for "knowing" your family and especially sweet Kayleigh herself. I can't wait to meet her one day!!!
Love and prayers

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