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7/29/09 - Dinner with Family

Posted Jul 31 2009 11:54am

This past weekend, Aimee and I got to share in a special dinner at our home with the most wonderful people in this world, Kayleigh's nurses. We consider them family because they worked there tails off, day and night, 12 hour shifts, and many times more than 12 hours to take care of sweet Kayleigh and be such a strong support system for Aimee and I.

We all made different foods to enjoy and sat around the table, enjoying each others company for over three hours. It was such a blessing to have the family back together again and to laugh at the topics of conversation at hand. For the nurses, it was a great escape from the hard and emotional job they perform and for us, it was pure joy to escape from reality for even a small moment in time.

Every year in October, there is a butterfly release at Frazier Park in Charlotte, NC to remember all of those children who went to Heaven and these wonderful nurses have given us a beautiful gift of purchasing a brick with Kayleigh's name and "One Pound Miracle from God" engraved on it that will be placed in Frazier Park for all eyes to see forever. We are counting the days until the ceremony as we know it will be a very beautiful day.

Our love goes out to these wonderful ladies and I commend them, and all of the NICU nurses across this world, for the amazing job they do. They certainly do not get enough credit for the time they spend in the tightly secured domains of the NICU, but they will be blessed and rewarded beyond all measure when they walk in the presence of our Lord.

"We love you all so very much and we don't think we have ever been so sad to say goodbye that night and see you all walk out of our home. It was a memorable time that will never be forgotten and just know that every single one of you hold a special place in our hearts. We thank you so very much for the love you gave Kayleigh while she was here with us on Earth, and like I always say...this is not goodbye forever as we will all, once again, be reunited with sweet Kayleigh in Heaven."

With all of my heart and soul, God Bless ALL of you and we love you so very much!
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