Ashley's Story

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Growing Weary

I almost hesitate to sit and type this morning and ask you to once again please begin to pray for our Ashley. This morning around 5:15 things began to change. Ashley has spiked a temperature of over 103 and her heart rate is climbing. Last time we looked it was 210. They have sent cultures from every place possible and they continue running tests looking for something. They will be re-wiring both of her lines at some point this morning, and this breaks my heart for the pain and distress it will cause her. I realize that many of you may be growing weary as you walk along this path with us, but please let me assure you that she is worth it. She is amazing and wonderful and beautiful, and I know in the deepest part of me that He created her to do big things in this world. So today I humbly come to you again and request prayer for my daughter. Things aren't looking too good and she is getting sick again. She is fragile and a good day can turn into a very bad day in just a matter of minutes. We will update with information as they gather it. Take care and God Bless. Trish


At 8:58 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

As I have read this site now for many weeks I often wonder if you, the parents of Ashley pray 'the Lord's will'....Ashley has so many struggles and seems to continue slipping away only to be brought very painful this must be for her as well as her family...allie and your son no doubt need some normalcy to return in their lives...I am not saying you should give up or walk away from Ashley only to rethink your prayer life and be sure this is the Lord's will.

At 9:08 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

(Philippians 4:6,7)

At 9:21 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

We will never grow weary of praying for your Ashley. I do not personally know you or your family,but I feel like we have become an extended family from reading Ashley's journal.Please, never hesitate to ask for prayers from anyone.More people than you'll ever know care about all of you.

At 9:47 AM , Blogger theweathersbees said...

Trish, I am not weary. Nor are most of the people here that are following your blog. We keep coming back to read, right? You have no idea how your words minister to many out here that don't know you personally. Our Father is glorified in our weaknesses. We continue to pray and lift your family up with Hope.

At 9:48 AM , Anonymous Truitts said...

We are praying for Ashley and for you now.....when you struggle, just do as the Old Testament saints were taught and re-count all the previous miracles of God. Your God, my God, and Ashley's.

At 10:03 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Weary....for the majority of those who have chosen to walk this journey with Ashley...will never get weary. What a honor it is to be able to pray for this precious baby girl. Do not be discouraged by what others post....I have never met a family that has walked a closer walk with God and praised Him for more than what you have done in the past 15 months. May God bless you today and stay strong....KEEP YOUR FAITH! Much love and prayers from just another believer who is waiting for a miracle.

At 10:24 AM , Blogger Kathie Brown said...

I agree with the person the posted we will never grow weary of praying for Ashley and your family. You have endeared yourselves in our hearts and are a part of our family as well. We want to help you carry this prayer burden. We love you guys.

At 11:15 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

definitely praying...not wearily so....but filled with compassion.....dont' feel guilty because so many people care....God knows what you need....and YOU NEED so many people to care!! LET us do this for you. it is a pleasure. thank you for keeping all of us posted so regularly. God continue to bless.

At 11:49 AM , Blogger Sarah's In the Midst of It said...

I hesitate to write this because I do not want to sound ugly at all--but the first person who left that anonymous comment should've NEVER said that.

I am almost shaking with anger, I am so hurt for you that somebody would question your prayer life and your fight for your child. What a hateful thing to suggest, especially from someone who doesn't even know you!! I am absolutely horrified.

On the other hand, I will never grow weary reading about Ashley or praying for her. She has stolen a piece of my heart, and you guys have, too, and I continue to pray daily for your sweet girl to have life in abundance! I hope the Lord blesses your entire family in a mighty way today.

Sending love AND prayers from Texas:)

At 11:52 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please do not let the negative words of one anonymous writer bring you down or make you feel uneasy about asking for us to pray for your precious Ashley. We do not all know the pain you are feeling, however since many of us are parents we understand the plea for prayer. There is nothing wrong with asking for the desires of your heart. We are instructed to ask. Please continue to post and know so many of us care about Ashley and your entire family. I for one am grateful to read Ashley's Story and to get to be a part of it. We all love you and go to the Lord for His intervention on your behalf. Please know we are praying for Ashley today as always and for David, Blake, Allison and you as well. Asking for strength and peace as He is with you during the toughest of times.

At 11:57 AM , Anonymous The Darby Family said...

Trish and David - Please know that we are not growing weary yet anxious, like you, to see Ashley make progress without there being a setback. I've only been blessed to see Ashley a few times prior to her transplants, but as a parent, I understand your desire to be strong and give God the glory for the "baby steps." Never give up and know that your strength and wisdom are wonderful character traits that Blake and Ally are so lucky to see at such a young age. Your children are wise and know that you would do the same thing for them if the tables were turned. I promise that they will look back on this time in their life and praise God for guiding your family to do the "right thinkg" during ths trying time. Please know that we love you and are going to be here for you through the good and the bad. Our prayers and thoughts are constantly with your family. Please call us if you need ANYTHING!!! Marion & Regina Darby

At 12:02 PM , Blogger renovating this heart said...

oh dear one.... please never apologize for asking for prayers. I know it must be tiring for your heart, but we are here. We are tired with you.... but NOT because of needing to pray.... we are tired and sad of this roller coaster y'all continue to ride. We wish we could make Ashley all better..... which is WHY we will never grow weary of your requests for prayer. How awful it would be to think of Ashley going through any tough time without people all over lifting her precious name to the Lord and covering her in prayer. We can't make her all better, but we continually pray to the One who CAN in whatever way He deems best. Rest in knowing prayers are being said VERY willingly.... our hearts ache with you.

At 12:05 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

God's will is ALWAYS done! The first poster is simply not correct in what he/she said. We can ask whatever we wish in prayer and God answers in the way best for us. We must all continue to pray for Ashley to live and be healthy. That is our duty as children of God. We love God and neighbor always. Allie and Blake will be fine since they have the love of two amazing parents. We are praying!!!!

At 12:24 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I for one and NOT growing weary. We seek Gods intervention daily for Sweet Baby Ashley. God be with you and strength you. Jesus loves you and Baby Ash...and so do we!

At 12:33 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
Hebrews 11:6

There is nothing wrong with asking for what your heart wants. I know you are seeking God's will and I would be disappointed if you were not. God's will, will be done no matter what we ask for. For example, if Ashley is on a machine that is meant to keep her sustained and God's will is to take her, there is no machine on this earth that will keep her from Him. HIS WILL BE DONE!

I hurt for you knowing some feel they need to tell you about your prayer life. However, maybe if we all would remove the beam from our own eye before we try to remove the moat from others, then feelings would not be trampled.

I love you pumpkin rat and my sweet little grandbaby. Please continue praying for God's will and for Ashley, as we all will be doing with you.

I love you, Dad.

At 12:37 PM , Blogger Under the Son said...

I never weary of checking up on Ashley through this site nor do I weary of praying for her. I feel so drawn to her and a part of this struggle that I find myslef often at the computer to just check for more news on Ashley. My prayers are constant for your family. "Keep on keeping on"!

At 1:17 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I, too have read this site for many weeks, but never once have wondered if this family was praying for the right thing! Who are we to question someone else prayer life!

Just know that many many people are praying for little Ashley! And the entire Adams family. I echo the words of others that we are not growing weary of praying for this little precious gift from God.

At 1:18 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

We will never grow weary of praying for Ashley. Please do not be discouraged by others. We will continue to fall on our faces before the Lord and plead for Ashley's health and life. We are in a battle, and we will not give up. PLEASE let us know what else we can do---we are here for you and your family. Just call.
Joi and Rick

At 1:20 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Growing weary of praying? Never! Not only are we praying for one of God's precious little gifts, but we are seeing first hand the strength and growth that He is causing in you and David (as well as Allie and Blake). He works ALL things to His glory and what an inspiration Ashley has been to so many. If her testimony saves one life, then isn't it worth all of the suffering? Didn't He suffer so much more? He never even suggested our life on this earth would be easy, but how we choose to walk it that's important. Keep pressing on in the faith! Brush yourself off if you falter (for no one is perfect except Jesus!) Pick yourself up and know that His hand is ALWAYS there leading us to Him.

Please continue to update us on Ashley's condition and may all of our prayers encourage and strengthen you and yours!

At 1:45 PM , Blogger Renee said...

First of all let me say I am praying for Ashley to make progress and for her complete recovery. I'm also praying for your family to find peace in their hearts while on this very bumpy road. I will never be weary of praying for little Ashley or your family Trish.
We will also be praying for the first poster who should have NEVER said what he/she said!! I was in shock to read that. This is a place for everyone to pray and be supportive. please don't give them a 2nd thought. I believe all of your energies should be with your family...not worrying about what someone that is obviously negative says.
We are praying praying praying!!!

At 1:50 PM , Blogger Renee said...

Furthermore...just to let you know i will always be praying for little Ashley...coming here and checking up on her has become part of my daily routine. I come here several times a day to see how she is doing. I wish there was a way for me to check on her when I am away from home.
Secondly I wanted to add that if the first poster was truly reading the blogs then he/she would KNOW that you have been praying for 'God's Will'!!! I have read that many times in the entries. I don't think it's anyone else's place to judge anyone else on how they are praying!! I am really horrified by this. I will be praying for the poster too!

At 8:50 AM , Blogger Dee Buchanan said...

I am so sorry to hear about Ashley. We will continue to pray. My heart goes out to you as parents, struggling with emotions and yet desiring to deal with them Biblically. All God wants from you is faithfullness. Don't second guess yourself. Don't feel guilty. Don't worry about HOW to pray, for the Holy Spirit prays on our behalf, when we don't know what to pray, with groanings that cannot be uttered. God knows your heart, and that's what matters most.

Kali's mom,

At 8:50 AM , Blogger Dee Buchanan said...

I am so sorry to hear about Ashley. We will continue to pray. My heart goes out to you as parents, struggling with emotions and yet desiring to deal with them Biblically. All God wants from you is faithfullness. Don't second guess yourself. Don't feel guilty. Don't worry about HOW to pray, for the Holy Spirit prays on our behalf, when we don't know what to pray, with groanings that cannot be uttered. God knows your heart, and that's what matters most.

Kali's mom,

At 12:59 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

David and Trish, I think you will be amazed if you had even an inkling of how many people around the globe are standing in the gap offering prayers for strength and peace for each of you and for healing for sweet baby Ashley. Don't ever believe for one moment the lies of Satan that others are tired of praying because that is just not true. Not only are we not tired of praying for Ashley, but I am certain many people feel as I do that perhaps my prayers are not enough so every one that I come in contact with I share Ashley's story and ask others to pray. I agree with my daughter Dee, who wrote you earlier, that along with prayer God is most honored and pleased with faith. So my dear brother and sister in Christ, keep the faith. No matter the outcome all of us who know your family and Ashley have had our lives encouraged by the faith that the two of you have shown on this rough journey.

You were especially a blessing to my family when you took time to send a note of encouragement and informed us that you were praying for our 3 year old grand daughter Kali. PTL Kali's recent biopsy revealed a benign tumor that will require surgery, but not chemo or radiation. Thank you for your prayers. I can assure you that our family and friends from California to New York; from Canada to the Dominican Republic and Iraq who are praying for Kali are also praying for your dear Ashley.
Be strong and of good courage. We pray in faith believing that we will see you all, including Ashley back home in Texas in the near future. We love and miss you guys!

The Carroll's


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