October 28, 2016

Thank you friends for your amazing response for Kayleigh’s project. You all are amazing. Just seeing how far and wide her story has gone does my heart good. Seeing God at work – somehow that helps.

Kayleigh is continuing to decline rapidly. Far more rapidly than we are prepared for. Wednesday we were chatting and going out, tonight we prepare for God to take her home. Oh how my heart breaks. I love this child. She is a piece of my heart living outside of my body and I want nothing more than my precious girl to leap off of this bed and ask us why we are all crying. Yet I don’t think that is the Lord’s plan for us. Oh how I would love to be wrong about that – but no matter how God chooses to heal Kayleigh – we know His plan is perfect and we trust Him completely.

Would you please storm heaven for Kayleigh again? This time my prayer is for complete peace. For her to feel safe, loved and protected. I pray that she is able to see Jesus and have great joy about going to heaven. I pray for no fear, only joy.

And for us who are left behind – we are so very broken. Knowing that God is good and in control doesn’t lessen the grief but it does help us hold on to joy. So tonight I write to you from this hospital bed, hiding my precious girl for a little bit longer. Please continue to hold us up in prayer, we need you now more than we ever have.

Romans 8:
26 And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words. 27 And the Father who knows all hearts knows what the Spirit is saying, for the Spirit pleads for us believers in harmony with God’s own will. 28 And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.

Until tomorrow,

And yes, that is a Christmas tree – Kayleigh asked for one tonight so Daddy pulled it out of the attic immediately.

Cherishing every momentimage

Kayleigh had a special ornament for Graceimage

And one for Coleimage

Merry Thankful Halloween from the McClendon’simage

Comments (12)

  1. Emma Ferguson

    We love you Kayleigh god has you in his hands and is protecting you

  2. Ginger Dismukes

    Dear Precious Family,
    I am praying for perfect and complete peace for Kayleigh and that you might feel God’s arms wrap around you and hold you through these days and nights. God bless you on this difficult journey.
    Ginger (From Birmingham, AL)

  3. Tammy Strickland

    I prayed a special prayer for comfort & peace for Kayleigh, and strength for the family to continue to minister to her needs during this difficult time. May God bless you. I pray her story will reach out and touch many souls for Christ.

  4. Sandra Smith

    Dear Gracious God,please wrap this precious child in your loving hands… please let her know nothing but beauty and peace as she struggles with this chaos…
    But most importantly wrap her loved ones in your calming love,brace them with love and strength as the face the days to come… this little bundle of love has touched so many lives.. In Your Precious Name… AMEN!

  5. Carla Bullington

    MERRY THANKFUL HALLOWEEN CHRISTMAS!!! I am in tears reading Kayleigh’s story for the first time from Spanish Fort, AL.. I am hugging my 8yr old a little tighter this am. No family is immune to cancer!! I pray that the Lord continue to reach others through your story!! Your sweet angel and your family are doing GREAT things through her story and the Lord!! He is using yall as vessels to spread HIS word through your faithfulness and strength in HIM!! Please keep sight of that when days get tough!! Please keep us all updated I am burning up the prayer lines for peace for Kayleigh and you and your other kids as well and hubby!!! Everyone to be at peace knowing she will one day be in no pain!! Love from south Alabama!!

  6. Rubye Chandler

    Our prayers are with y’all.

  7. Kathee

    Prayers that God continues to hold you in his everlasting and loving arms. My granddaughter will be 8 in January and her name is also Kaleigh. She is my nnamesake. My name is Kathee Leigh, and her mom put the two together. These prayers are coming from Reidsville NC.

  8. Terry Loffland

    Prayers, prayers prayers!!! Cabot, Arkansas

  9. Julie

    I’m praying continually for Kayleigh and your family. May God give you peace that passes all understanding!

  10. Ann Worley

    Such an angel and amazing faith you and your family has kept. I pray for a miracle for this sweet baby girl. My heart breaks I cannot imagine yours. God be with Kayleigh and this precious family. Hope, love, faith and lots of prayers

  11. Tuesday Reed

    Prayers going up for you and your family and that precious little girl.

  12. Yadira Roesener

    In my distress I called upon the Lord, and cried to my God for help; He heard my voice out of His temple, and my cry for help before Him came into His ears.
    Psalm 18:6
    God bless you and give you peace!


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