The original intent of this blog was to keep our family and friends updated on Ashley's physical condition. After a short period of time it became apparent to us that many people we don't know and have never met were captivated by Ashley's Story and many began praying for her and our family. The blog became a great source of strength for our family. Trish spent many months living 700 miles away from her family and she drew strength from your presence. Knowing that God has used the blog to help tell Ashley's Story to so many and that so many of you are praying for our family has indeed touched our hearts and we thank each and every one of you. At this point we do not know what direction the blog will take. We will pray and seek God's will in our life and for this blog. I know no matter what we do there will be some who will think we are making the wrong decision. Please know that we are well aware that the vast majority of you come here because you have come to love a tiny Gherkin just as we have. We have been humbled by your time spent here. I thank you for your prayers for Ash, for Trish and for our family.