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!