Ashley's Story

She will leave fingerprints all over your heart


A Beautiful Day

What a beautiful baby. What a beautiufl day. The weather was beautiful. The drive into Louisiana was beautiful. Our Ashley was beautiful. The Tarheels played beautiful(winning both games 19-3!) . The fellowship with our friends was beautiful and life was just beautiful.

Ash really enjoyed the day outside. She likes to watch the guys run around out on the field. I am so grateful she felt so good today and for the week she was given. She has felt strong and happy. She has spent her days playing, playing and playing. She has laughed more this week then ever before. She is truly a happy girl. She makes all who are around her happy. You can't help but smile when you see our sweet girl. We are so blessed!

Yesterday Ash did so well with her physical therapy. We were very pleased to see what she could do and to hear the encouragement from her therapist. Sometimes the list of what Ash isn't able to do becomes a little overwhelming so it was so nice to listen to Sue talk about her. One of the things she shared with us made me feel so much better. She said that if Ash doesn't learn to walk or talk until she is 4 or 5 or 6 who cares? When she is 24 or 25 or 26 it won't matter that she couldn't do these things as an infant. I am learning to accept that she will do them in His time. When He equips her with the strength that she needs to attain them. If she never does learn these things then I believe that He will equip her in other ways so that she will be able to communicate and be able to become mobile. Either way she will be fine and so will we. Our Ashley will be who He created her to be. She is nothing short of a miracle. I couldn't be prouder of who she is now even if she was already doing them. She is amazing and I love her so very much. We will continue to work hard to help her learn all that she can and then we will watch her grow.

Dave and the kids are in the backyard playing kickball and Ash is watching Nascar in the living room with her graypa (I can hear her trying to convince him to put on an episode of the Backyardigans). I'm going to go bake a few of those chocolate chip cookies so Blake can hit one over the fence tomorrow. It really has been a beautiful day for us all. I pray that yours was just as beautiful. Take care and God Bless. Trish


At 4:46 PM , Anonymous Anne J said...

I keep up with you and your precious family almost every day through your writings here. What a beautiful family you are, and I know that God smiles each and every time He looks down at you all as you live each day, doing His will, and praising Him name!

God's richest blessings to you and your sweet family! I can see He sends new blessings every day!

And what a beautiful little pickle that Sweet Ashley is!


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