Dear Ashley Kate,
It was two years ago today that mommy answered the phone and you entered into our lives. On this day, August 5th, my world expanded , my faith deepened, and my arms opened.
My sweet Ashley we may not have held you in our arms the day you were born, but from the moment we knew you were here we have held you in our hearts. Mommy and daddy love you more than you will ever know and we are the ones who were handed a gift. That gift was you. You are priceless!
Its been two years. Two years of laughter. Two years of joy. Two years of pride. Two years of snuggles. Two years of memories. Two years of tears. Two years of struggling. Two years of surviving. Two years of blessings.
Ash, God gave you a spirit of joy and strength. You have such a beautiful mixture of the two. You are full of sweetness and spunk. Just enough of each. You have been so fragile and you have been so tough. We are so proud of who you are.
There are still days when I look at you sleeping in my arms and I can't believe that you are mine. Even after all we have been through. Ashley I love you and I will always love you. There is NOTHING that will ever change that.
We celebrate your life, and we celebrate your God. He created you in His image and He loves you so very much. My prayer for you today is that one day all of your dreams will come true. Mommy's sure did. Ashley, dream big. Dream what others may think is impossible. Dream as wide as your mind can conceive and as big as your tiny heart can hold. Mommy and daddy will be next to you cheering you on and praying for you every day of your life. Happy Birthday my sweet, sweet girl. I love you, Mommy.