I Will Rise!



After a sleepless night and a lot on my mind, I got up early this morning to share with you all a piece of my heart.

I recently returned from a business trip and as I made my way through the airport, I passed one of those little book stores along my way to my boarding gate. Before I even walked through the door, a best seller book caught my eye and I didn't even have a chance to look at anything else as this book captured me and drew me in like nothing I have ever experienced before. I knew this was the book I was supposed to read, for some reason and for a great reason at that. The book titled, "Heaven is Real" by Eben Alexander wasn't what caught my eye...but a little butterfly in the corner certainly did.

Needless to say, I smiled and grabbed that book quickly as if it were the last one on the shelf, purchased it and started reading it right away. I am not going to glorify over and over how this book just perfectly caught my attention or how I happened to finish this book exactly at the moment my final flight's wheels touched ground back at my home airport...but I guess I just did.

This book wasn't a book that proved Heaven is real for me as I know this already, but I truly believe it was Kayleigh reminding me that she's my little Angel waiting to carry me through the threshold on butterfly wings when it is my turn to rise. I guess I should also share the fact that this book found its way to me just days before the anniversary celebration of when Kayleigh made her incredible journey to Heaven herself.

Talk about such a blessing and a gift from above in a time of need and reassurance.

"Kayleigh...you are Amazing in so many ways. After reading this book you threw into my life, I have never felt your presence more than ever since the day I kissed you goodbye. I had a very important choice this morning. I could be sad and depressed that I no longer have you in my arms or I could rejoice in knowing that you are perfectly happy and looking down on me from above in Heaven in God's Home that continues to prove true to even those who would never believe. I chose to rejoice and as the words spoken in the book...you said I am Love...I am Cherished...there is nothing that I have to fear and that I could do no wrong. You eased my heart this week and helped me in only ways you and I know. I am smiling from ear to ear right now sweetheart...because I know you're there watching and waiting. I love you so very much!"

Happy Heavenly Anniversary My Sweet Butterfly!

8 comments:

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Kassidy Michael said...

Kayleigh us very beautiful! And I hope all of you are doing well<3 she is yalls new Angel<3

Antoinette said...

Your little angel definitely guided you to find that book. My heart goes out to you and your family. God Bless you all ♥♥♥

Anonymous said...

So inspirational. I will continue to pray for your family healing and comfort. God bless.

Jen said...

The memory of Kayleigh's life will always be attached to my first pregnancy as we followed your journey from Aimee's post on babycenter asking for prayers after Kayleigh started to struggle in uetero. I have never felt more compelled to make a major trip with an infant several states away for a family that I've never met until Kayleigh came a long. Attending her funeral, the celebration of her life was not even a question, we had to be there and are so glad we were. She is so special and always will be. Her quiet strength and determination to defy those doctors will always stick with me. I'm so glad you got to hold her in your arms, feel the warmth of her tiny little body, gaze into those precious eyes before she had to go home. We will see her again one day, as the Kingdom Princess that she is. Love you.

jamie said...

This is the first time I have been to kayleighs video on utube. She has touched my heart and I will never forget her. God bless your family.

Ryeneisha said...

Hi, my name is Ryeneisha. I want to start of my saying how strong you guys are as a family. I first about kalyleigh when I was in 8th grade &I vowed to name my first born daughter Kayleigh after your daughter . Now here I am 5 year later , 18 & expecting my first child although I'm only 7 weeks and not sure the sex of my child. I know in my heart it's an girl & my very on Miracle baby.

PassionNPurpose said...

In so many tears right now. I wish I could have prayed a miracle for your little girl. Such hard decisions you had to make...and what a will to live! Im so hurt and asking God why? I cant wait to meet her in Heaven someday and tell her thank you for her strength and for what she went through to show some of us how selfish we really are! Im a mother of 7 healthy children and I am so busy that my love is hard to spread out but after seeing this I am making time with each one! I will lift up a prayer for your family and thank you for sharing, she has blessed my life! Hugs from a stranger. God bless.