Along the Way
Along the way I have learned so very much. Learned about others, about myself, about the Father.
Along the way I have cried so very much. Cried for my Ashley, for her struggles, for her pain.
Along the way I have smiled so very much. Smiled while I held her, smiled while I cared for her, smiled while I loved her.
Along the way I have grown so very much. Grown in my walk, grown in my relationship, grown in my spirit.
Along the way I have loved so very much. Loved more than I imagined, loved more than before, loved every moment.
Along the way I have hurt so very much. Hurt because of the pain, because of the separation, because of the disappointment.
Along the way I have experienced joy. Joy unspeakable, joy from within, joy that can not be measured.
Along the way I have prayed. Prayed for my children, prayed for other children, prayed for His children.
Along the way I have searched. Searched for answers, searched for understanding, searched for meaning.
Along the way I have aged. Aged in my spirit, aged in my person, aged in my faith.
Along the way I have been blessed. Blessed to be her mommy, blessed to be the one she calls for, blessed to be the one who holds her.
Along the way I have learned, cried, smiled, grown, loved, hurt, experienced,prayed, searched, aged, and been blessed. Along the way I would not have traded one minute of this journey for it is along the way that I have become the mom I am today. I am Ashley's mommy and I am thankful that He chose to bring me along the way.
Along the way He has brought you into our lives and her into yours. Along the way He has told His story while writing hers. I pray you too have been blessed as you have allowed yourselves to continue along the way. I don't know if there will be a happy ending but I know that He has traveled beside us along this way. Good night and God Bless. Trish