Shout it to the World!!!



First of all, thank you all so much for all the Happy Father's Day wishes. It was a tough day, but thanks to my good friend Joseph for getting me out of the house. We took a long bike ride down to the south end of the beach, back up around the loop in Wrightsville Beach, and then some. I would say all together, we traveled a good 15-20 miles and I was certainly in a much better state of mind when I was done. Exercise certainly uplifts your soul.

As you all know Wednesday June 23rd is Kayleigh's birthday and what I feel would be a good gift for Kayleigh up in Heaven is that every single one of you share her story with someone you know, don't know or needs to know so that they too can be touched by an Angel.

One thing that I know for sure, and I am sure Aimee would agree with me, is that we will never stop sharing Kayleigh's story with the world. We will continue to carry on her legacy and touch as many lives as we possibly can. She was and continues to be such an inspiration to so many people. Emails come in daily of people who came across her story and their lives have been touched by Kayleigh. Just a month ago, an email came in from an amazing guy in Afghanistan who was sending his prayers. Praise God and thanks to Kayleigh for such an amazing and heartfelt surprise like that.

I recently had the pleasure of speaking in our Rotary Club last week and sharing Kayleigh's story to everyone and even though I fear speaking in front of groups of people, I miss sharing her story like that whether it be a March of Dimes event, on the radio or on national television. After I start talking, my fears disappear and my heart just pours out. It is emotionally draining, not because I talk about her no longer physically being with us on earth, but because every single spectator's eyes are filled with tears and I know they will be forever changed.

Share her story for me, for Aimee and especially for Kayleigh. I told Aimee what I am doing and we plan to do this cool thing and you all can follow suit as well. I plan to post a big Happy Birthday Kayleigh several times a day (with her link attached) on Facebook, Twitter and all the blogs for every single person that we know to see Happy Birthday Kayleigh posted EVERYWHERE. Everyone is going to be curious who this Kayleigh is and with God's work, they will find out. You were a witness to her miracles and blessings for a reason. Your lives have been blessed for knowing her and following her journey. So, SHOUT IT to the world and help bless someone else's life too.

Thank you very very much and God Bless!

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

I've already shared it on FB. God bless you this week.
Missie in Wellsboro, PA

jan kessler said...

I share the blog with everyone I can especially nursing students and nursing assistants that I teach. I think of you and Aimee often. God be with you especially this week.

Jan

Anonymous said...

My heart is breaking for your loss.
But My heart leaps with joy knowing that Kayleigh is safe and healthy in GOD's arms.
I hope that you will introduce me to your beutiful daughter someday when we all meet in Heaven.
In Christian love , Willy

christinatarrol said...

hi aimee,
im ruthie christine tarrol from philippines...after watching kayleigh's video on my facebook...it made me realized so many things... i salute you and your husband for not giving up...you made me realized that i should be more patient and strong in facing life's challenges...also you made me realized that god has plans for all of us... im so sorry for your loss...but i know that wherever kayleigh is, she was so happy for that you guys made her feel special and loved....i have a 2 year old son...thats why your kayleigh's video had touch my heart so much...i love my son much...

Anonymous said...

Hi, it was a heartbreaking moment when i saw this video of kayleigh in facebook. I know how tough to undergo this kind of pain to see your child suffering at early age. i had experience this too my baby was born 2 lb 7 months. I know the pain seeing him at incubator with many machines on his body, he survived it and now he is 6 years old. I was crying when i see this video.. i am sorry for the loss of your baby,she did her best to survive and not to give up so she can be with her mom and dad for some time and she wants to taste to live in this world. Wherever she is now i know she is happy in the arms of the Lord. Her memory will live forever on earth. Take care. Chelsea- from BC,Canada

Anonymous said...

I'm Elaine and a mother of 3. My youngest is 10 months old. I was really touched by your story after watching Kayleigh's video in facebook. I followed the link and broke down to tears knowing Kayleigh did not make it. Thank you for sharing your story. My family has been to alot of financial difficulties lately but this made me realized it was nothing compared to what you faced. You and baby Kayleigh are an inspiration to me. It made me see things differently and made me appreciate and love my kids more than ever. Will keep on praying for your family.
Elaine T from Philippines

Anonymous said...

hi.. ive watched kayleighs video in youtube... i cried... how is she now?i hope she surpass all of this and the big help is prayers. im gonna include her in my prayers.... tnx anyways...

paul santiago
from philippines

Anonymous said...

Your little angel story touch our hearts...I'll share you blog with all our friends....

mafz said...

hi!
i am from philippines and you're daughter kayleigh just touched my life.
thank you so much for selflessly sharing your story to the world.
my heart is crying for your loss but on the other hand i am rejocing for your lil' angel is now free from earthy physical suffering ang now facing our great god.she is just there watching you guys and waiting for the ime until you meet again.
i am a mother of a 2 yr old daughter.and she (kayleigh) just made me realized that theres more than alot in life to be thankful and how trully god blessed me.i delivered mine trough caesarian section, due to my pelvic bone abnormality but still gave a normal precious lil angel.
so thank you very much for renuewing my faith.
a lot of prayers i am offering ang may the god bless you more ang grant you another healthy angel to nourished with.
pls. stay strong for others.more people needs people like you.continue the good deeds.


thanks,
mafz

mafz said...

hi!
i am from philippines and you're daughter kayleigh just touched my life.
thank you so much for selflessly sharing your story to the world.
my heart is crying for your loss but on the other hand i am rejocing for your lil' angel is now free from earthy physical suffering ang now facing our great god.she is just there watching you guys and waiting for the ime until you meet again.
i am a mother of a 2 yr old daughter.and she (kayleigh) just made me realized that theres more than alot in life to be thankful and how trully god blessed me.i delivered mine trough caesarian section, due to my pelvic bone abnormality but still gave a normal precious lil angel.
so thank you very much for renuewing my faith.
a lot of prayers i am offering ang may the god bless you more ang grant you another healthy angel to nourished with.
pls. stay strong for others.more people needs people like you.continue the good deeds.


thanks,
mafz

mafz said...

hi!
i am from philippines and you're daughter kayleigh just touched my life.
thank you so much for selflessly sharing your story to the world.
my heart is crying for your loss but on the other hand i am rejocing for your lil' angel is now free from earthy physical suffering ang now facing our great god.she is just there watching you guys and waiting for the ime until you meet again.
i am a mother of a 2 yr old daughter.and she (kayleigh) just made me realized that theres more than alot in life to be thankful and how trully god blessed me.i delivered mine trough caesarian section, due to my pelvic bone abnormality but still gave a normal precious lil angel.
so thank you very much for renuewing my faith.
a lot of prayers i am offering ang may the god bless you more ang grant you another healthy angel to nourished with.
pls. stay strong for others.more people needs people like you.continue the good deeds.

Justinemaetatoy said...

hi im justine,

i am very moved by Kayleigh's story that it made me cry and realized how blessed i am to have my baby. Thank you so much for sharing your story. This is an inspirational story to young teenagers who gets pregnant at any early age (instead of aborting a precious life) i believe they will realize that it is a great blessing to bare a child in our womb. I know Kayleigh is happy because she knew all the things you did for her, your overflowing love and affection for her was so tremendous that we, as viewers where able to feel it. Just be strong in God, God works in mysterious way. God will never leave you empty, he will replace everything you lost. If he asks you to put something down, its because He wants you to pick up something greater.

God bless you and your family always..

Justine Mae from Philippines

Anonymous said...

hi.im melissa from the philipines and im a mother of three.the moment i saw kayleigh's video,i was amazed by her courage and will to live.she didnt give up.but our dear God has his purpose.I cried when i learned that she didnt make it.I felt the pain you had.Its hard to let go.Especially you know that she wants to live.despite of all the pains and trials she went thru.kAYLEIGH WILL FOREVER BE OUR ANGEL.GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ALWAYS!KEEP ON PRAYING.

Anonymous said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you all...Kayleigh truly touched my heart...I will never for get her. What a beautiful little girl.

Anonymous said...

best wishes to u kayleigh..take care always and god bless u

mohminah bangcaring said...

can you hug kayleigh for me......
tell her I LOVE HER....

Anonymous said...

hi, im from the philippines!
i seen the video from my husbands links... the moment i saw it until now, i still am crying... its as if kayleigh was my bb.
i salute u guys for a job very well done... for taking care of God's tiny creature. this is an eye opener for me, since this past few days... i kept on planning of working or going out of the country to work... but after looking at the video... i will never leave my children nile and claire.
thanks a lot for sharing with us ur whole story...
God bless always... kayleigh is in the Fathers hands ryt now...

Anonymous said...

GOD bless you and your family. I was touched by Kayleigh's story. Everyone knows she's happy now in heaven. I couldn't imagine how she made it through all those procedures. She lived for almost 11 months. Infants can't share their pains to adults. Bless your family what you went through, the challenges, hardships and sufferings. Your family will be a good role model to everyone. Love and support is all we can give to our children no matter what the consequences. To baby Kayleigh, you're everyone's little angel now, watching over us.
Love your story. Inspiring.
I'm also a Filipino, now residing in the US and a citizen.
Thank you for sharing your story

Anonymous said...

I had my first born taken back by HIM and it left me so devastated and so angry at HIM. it took 6 months to realize that God must have something more beautiful

And HE gave me three beautiful kids in exchange. I have an angel in Heaven and three beautiful ones with me. I still cry when I think of him, he should be 20 years old on November 30.

We are blessed. and thank you for sharing Kayleigh.

vina_abellanosa@yahoo.com

beibi said...

Happy birthday kayleigh!!! now i know my baby thomas in heaven meet you!! my baby died 2days after i gave birth!!! i miss him so much!! he has a micro cephalic head!,. and premature onl 8mos

Shannon Pritchard said...

I am one of your newest followers and I am truely blessed to have read your story. I found it heart warming and amazing. I have a disable 12-year old daughter with may issues and your daughter is a miracle jus like mine. May every moment be blessed with only good memories and live life like there is no tomorrow. God Bless I have a blog about my struggles please check it out if you have time. http://lifewithmydisabledchild.blogspot.com/

Kaleigh Bendel said...

I would just like to say that Miss. Kayleigh Freeman was born a day after my birthday, I am 16 and my name is Kaleigh. I find it amazing how close my and her names are as well as our birthdays. Her story brings me to tears and it's a remarkable story.
-Kaleigh

Anonymous said...

I am one of your newest followers and have been amazed about your story, specially the story of baby Kayleigh. I wish and pray to God for his blessings for kayleigh to continue her journey of life! my prayers are with you guys,.,!! take care!