Tonight we have been blessed by an "angel". Ashley is one of the sweetest things I have ever seen. She spent most of the day resting, but tonight after her bath I slipped her into her Christmas p.j.'s and she looked so sweet she must be an "angel". How precious she is. She may not really be an angel, but she is definitely a miracle.
Christmas has always been such a magical time for me. I love everything about the season. This year has been difficult, but tonight I am feeling the "magic". I am so very thankful to have been given another holiday with my sweet Ashley Kate. She is amazing, and she is the most incredible gift I have ever received.
We are preparing to leave and go to our apartment with Blake and Allie. I hate leaving Ashley here, but we have decided we would rather open gifts there tonight so we can wake up early in the morning and bring our stockings to the hospital to be with Ashley. The kids are looking forward to sitting with her on her bed and seeing what surprises are tucked inside of their stockings. (Don't tell Ash but we have packed two jumbo size tic tac boxes deep inside of hers. She is going to love it!) Allison thinks it just won't feel right opening gifts at "home" tonight without Ashley, but I am hoping she will enjoy the things she finds inside of her packages. I know we will feel an emptiness without her, but I am going to do my best to make it as special and magical for them as I can.
I pray you are all enjoying precious holiday moments with your loved ones tonight and that you are making memories to last a lifetime. We love you all and we wish you the merriest of Christmas'. Enjoy the magic.