This is my sweet Ashley Kate sitting on the bridge that leads to "Picnic Island" at grandma and graypa's house. Oh, what adventures await this little one!
I can hardly believe how very grown up she is. This is my 2lb 12oz baby gherkin. I shake my head and rub my eyes wondering how and when she started to grow up on us. My heart overflows with joy as I look at this picture. Some times the goodness of the Lord is nothing less than amazing. He has done great things in her life, and I just love her with everything inside of me. I am so grateful. She fought so hard for so long. God is good.
Tonight we took her to the pond to take her birthday portraits. She sat there and played and smiled and behaved like she knew what she was doing. I was just so proud of her and I love the shots we got. I can't wait to have them blown up for her birthday party. I am having a hard time deciding which ones I like the best.
Days like today help the bad days begin to fade. When I see her smiley face and watch her play without a care in the world my heart just glows. Ash is amazing and she loves life. She loves blocks. She loves books. She loves Blue. She loves green beans. She loves to walk outside. She loves her daddy. She loves just about everything(I wish I could say she loves everybody, but honestly she is scared of most people. We're still working on her social skills). The most beautiful thing about my Ashley Kate is that she makes those who know her love life too. She has taught me so much.
As I type she is in her crib in the nursery playing away. She knows she is supposed to be sleeping, but there is just too much to do. Allie lays in her bed with a mask over her eyes and the quilt pulled up to her ears. I wish Ash would be a little quieter, but Allie doesn't seem to mind. She is sleeping soundly while her little sister "talks" and "talks" in the dark. I'm ready to lay down too and I have so much to thank the Father for tonight that I'm not even sure where to begin. Lucky for me He can see inside my heart and He already knows how very thankful I am to be in this moment living this life that He has given. What a blessing it is to sit back and watch our little one growing up. Good night my friends and God bless you. Trish