Ashley's Story

She will leave fingerprints all over your heart

7/16/2007

Better Together

We're here. The flight went very well. Ash did much better than I was expecting. She played a little and then slept the rest of the way. The flight crew was excellent as always. We have been so blessed by.this group of people. Everyone involved in each of our flights to and from Omaha have been fabulous. This is our third time flying with them and they do a great job. I am so thankful for them.

We didn't make it to the hospital until a little after 10:00 and then by the time we got Ash all fed and settled it was after 11:00. She has been jabbering and playing since we came off the plane. I think she may be winding down a little. Her conversations are getting a little quieter by the minute. Her IV fluids will begin at midnight and then she will be NPO until the tests are complete. We fed her an extra dinner late tonight to help her not feel quite so hungry in the morning. I hope it works.

I have such a peace tonight. I have been struggling for so long but things are just different tonight. Having Dave here with me is a definite source of strength. We are just better when we are together. I guess thats the way its supposed to be. He has the ability to make me smile and when I'm smiling life is good. As we walked through the halls tonight he would remind me of different things the kids had said or done in that particular spot and it just brought such joy to my heart. As the middle elevator opened up he said, "Thats the one Allie would have picked." He's right. She always chose the middle of the three so she would have a "50/50 shot". Of course it made me smile remembering her saying those words. We've laughed a lot. We've talked a lot. We've remembered a lot. I think all of that has helped with the anxiety of this situation. I'm glad he was able to come with us.

I really have no idea what the tests will tell us, but whatever it is we will face it with the knowledge that the Father gave this little girl to us to change us, to grow us, and to show us what faith is all about. She has definitely done all of those things and so much more. We love her more than my words could ever describe. She is a gift and we treasure each moment we are given with her.

8 Comments:

At 1:20 AM , Anonymous Janiece Baldwin said...

So glad to hear you arrived safely in Omaha and that you are getting settled in. Hope Ashley is calm and resting for all the tests this week and that she "shows herself" in a great way to all those around her. We know what cute and precious smiles she has and maybe in the midst of all that will be going on, those around her will be priviliged to see one or more of those smiles. The ones where her little eyes just sparkle. The ones that melt your heart.

Praying for you and Dave to continue to have His peace this week. Praying for good results in all tests...especially the cancer, that it is complelely healed. Praying for Blake and Allie while you are away...Praying for God's grace in all things.

We are on this journey because we choose to be and we are here to offer our love, prayers, and our support for all of you.
Wishing you peaceful rest.....with love....Janiece

 
At 4:55 AM , Blogger Barbie@ Mamaology said...

Glad you made it safely. Still praying for you and this trip. And that there is wonderful news at the end of it.

 
At 6:59 AM , Blogger Sandy said...

Trish I'm glad the trip when well for you. I am praying for your little Ashley!!!!

 
At 7:09 AM , Blogger ManyBlessings said...

Welcome to our neck of the woods Trish, Dave, and Little Miss Sunshine!! Glad to hear the flight went well. Now praying for you in this day and praying for strength for Ash to endure the testing.

"He Himself has said,'I will never leave you nor forsake you'". Hebrews 13:5

manyblessings:)

 
At 9:30 AM , Blogger Sun said...

Praise God you are there safely! We are praying. Sunshine

 
At 10:25 AM , Anonymous Grandma said...

Praying from the depths of my heart! Love you all, Grandma

 
At 10:49 AM , Blogger Amy T said...

So glad Dave could go with you. This trip will also have precious memories to add. Praying Ashley stays calm.

 
At 12:27 PM , Anonymous Nikki said...

A strong marriage is a blessing in every other area of life. I'm so glad that you will be together whether to lend strength or to celebrate. We are praying fervently for the latter. It dawned on me a couple of nights ago while praying that God already knows the answer. WE are waiting for results, but HE already knows the next step. Even as we pray, He has probably already "answered before we even asked it." We are enjoying having Allie visit some. She has become such a sweet young lady. Hasn't missed a single "Yes, ma'am" or "No, sir." And she has been very compassionate toward Seth, who is sick. We are waiting to hear if we have to take him in today to be hydrated from much throwing up. It breaks my heart watching him. There is NO DOUBT what STRENGTH you have gained through everything with Ashley! We remain in prayer.

 

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