Ashley's Story

She will leave fingerprints all over your heart

10/17/2007

A Girl and Her Dog

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The quality and the sound of this clip isn't that great, but the vision of Ash actually playing is the best. I was so thankful to look over and see that she had picked up Blue and was shaking her and loving her and playing with her. That's progress! If you look close enough you will see a grin on that face. It doesn't last long, but it is there. Little by little she begins to get her strength back. I really believe that it won't be long until we are allowed to start feeding this little one and then watch out cause we'll be ready to go home. I can't wait!

So the little camera thing is going to take some work. I am clue less! I was really, really trying. I did manage to get it to work for a few moments. Long enough for me to see those amazing people I get to call my kids. They are truly fabulous. I love them not only because they are my kids, but because they are incredible people. If you don't know them then I think it is easy to criticize us and our decisions, but if you do know our Blake and Allison then I don't need to go any further. God has really prepared their hearts and without the work He has done in them all these years they would be struggling. His plan for our family is precious and I am so grateful to be a part of it.

Dave and the kids are coming to visit. I am so excited I can hardly stand it. They will be traveling all night Tuesday and arriving in the early morning hours of Wednesday. They get to stay until Friday around noon, and then they will fly home. I am really looking forward to seeing them, hugging them, and loving on them. I can't wait to sit up late into the night catching up on all that is going on with each of them. Ash and I miss them so much.

So tonight Ashley Kate is snuggled in next to her Blue. I am so glad she has something to love through all of this. She just lights up when she sees that puppy. She sleeps for now, but her IVIG did not show up today and they still want her to have it. So she will be getting her vitals taken every 15minutes for the next 3 hours and she is not going to like it. I hope it doesn't come for a few more hours so she can at least get a little rest. As I type I am listening to those sweet sounds she makes while she is sleeping. Its almost sounds like she has something to say. I could listen to her breathe and squeak all night long. What an amazing God we serve. Our baby breathes effortlessly tonight and I know it is by His hand. Thank you for praying for us today. We love you guys. Good night. Trish

29 Comments:

At 9:58 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

We continue to pray for you guys and I am so happy to see the precious angel playing with Blue. What an answer prayer and such a reminder to all of us how faithful our God is. I will be counting down the days with you until you are able to see your family and have them there with you. Seeing the bond your family has--this will only speed up Ashley's progress. Thanks again for sharing your heart and always remember how many lives you have blessed by doing this. Good night! Mistie in Lubbock

 
At 10:02 PM , Blogger Laurie said...

Yep, I saw the grin and it was so cute. How precious to see her in motion. What a blessing to hear that she is breathing without struggling. And that left leg kicked up over the other one, this girl is a master at the kicked back poses. Have a wonderful nights rest Trish. Ashley would too if they weren't bugging her but it is understandable. Allie and Blake are definitely two precious kids to understand what must be done for their baby sister. You and Dave have done a wonderful job of parenting and they are so ahead of most when it comes to understanding lifes ups and downs. Praying for the Christmas miracle of the Adams being together at home.
Love, Laurie in Ca.

 
At 10:02 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just happened to check one more time on you all before I went to sleep, I love it!!!! The video is great, she just looks so much better! I am so happy that Dave and the kids are going to come for a visit, I will pray for a safe wonderful trip!
Beth

 
At 10:09 PM , Blogger sarahdodson said...

So happy for you to be able to see the rest of your family soon. What a sweet time that will be!

You are an awesome mommy. Truly awesome.

Praying for your dear girl...

sarah

 
At 10:16 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

yes, it is as if ashley started to grin and remembered to put her "game face" back on! what a little treasure she is! and what a wonderful reunion you and your family will have this week! your husband is a jewel to drive all night with the kids. what a great adventure for them and what a memory! if i were a hairdresser, i would fly to omaha and do your roots...if i were a manicurist, i would fly to omaha and do your nails....if i were a makeup artist i would fly to omaha and do your makeup....if i was jenny craig-ok, let's not go there.....however, i am just a long-distance prayer warrior from texas who knows that God is putting a special glow on your face and twinkle in your eyes and that is ALL your family will see when they arrive! sleep tight and don't let the bed bugs bite (i used to sing that to my 31 yr old daughter when she was a baby). jan431

 
At 10:29 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh thank you so much for the pictures and video. She is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! She really does look good! It was nice to see her smile even for just a brief moment! :) Still praying for ya'll!! So glad to know you will have a reunion soon! Great news! Thank you for sharing your lives with us! Praying always.

 
At 10:35 PM , Anonymous Molly said...

I am so glad I checked in just one more time! The smile started in her eyes, you could see that little glimmer and then the smile. I so loved it!
That girl could play the piano, type or do sign language with those toes! They were just a moving. What a blessing to see her moving!
Wow! Something for us to smile about!
Thank you for sharing this video!
Such a praise!

 
At 10:56 PM , Anonymous Suzanne said...

She is so cute with her little puppy. (= Glad to hear you are getting a visit soon. That is great. Ash really does look better. God is good. Lots to praise HIM for tonight ....as there is everyday....but I will add the accomplishments & how good she looks to my LONG list of things I am thankful for today. Also, I will ....as I do daily...have her on the prayer section too....for continued healing....& that soon...you both will be homeward bound. (= Night...night. Kiss that sweet...precious....spunky...little princess for us.

 
At 11:31 PM , Anonymous Kathleen said...

Praise Him!! Love that she's playing! That will do you all (you can tell I'm not a native Texan) good to have your family there!

 
At 12:56 AM , Blogger Toni said...

What a beautiful thing to see, that little grin that spread across her precious face. And I was soooo thrilled to read that the rest of your family is coming to visit. Praise God for this huge blessing for all. Sleep tight, Trish and Ashley. I'm praying for you as I too head off to bed.
Blessings,
~toni~

 
At 4:53 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Trish,

Great plan! This give you a car to have a day of beauty with Allison. Most importantly, it gives you a "get away" vehicle when the time comes. (Which is one day closer, today, than it was yesterday.)

M

 
At 6:19 AM , Anonymous heidi said...

I'm counting the blessings and thanking God for them. How it does my heart good to see the smile and the peek-a-boo game she is feeling like doing. Makes me heart sing!
So grateful. Can't wait until you have your visit!
Thank you for sharing. Continued prayers, Heidi in CT

 
At 6:22 AM , Blogger Elizabeth S said...

That is too much! She is precious. And I am thrilled for you that the family is getting to visit! I hope it will be a blessed time and a joyful time. Still praying...

 
At 6:38 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aww..She is just to adorable. I love the way her little foot is going thru the whole video. To cute!! So glad Dave, Allie and Blake get to visit.Enjoy every second with them. Praying for safe travels for them. Praying today is a great one for you and the littlest pickle. Keeping you constant in prayers. God Bless..Karen.

 
At 6:44 AM , Anonymous courtney said...

Thanks for once again showing us the evidence of answered prayer! She looks great! We'll be praying that Dave and the kids have a safe trip and that you will be able to have some great family time with them!

 
At 7:01 AM , Blogger Malina said...

I am so excited for to hear your family is coming to visit. That must be such a wonderful thing. Your all so strong and I know this will be quality time spent together. And Ash she is so cute with Blue. God is working and it is great to see what he is doing. Still praying here in Texas. Keep up the faith and you will be home before you know it.... Hugs and prayers.

 
At 7:10 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

what an adorable little girl. I don't know any of you, but I can tell you are one amazing family, For those people who do know you, they are some lucky people. I am so glad you get some time with your family. Praying for you.

Moriah Freeman
from PA

 
At 7:11 AM , Blogger ManyBlessings said...

Awww.....
d:)

 
At 7:49 AM , Blogger Valarie said...

OH LAND SAKES! I don't know how you keep from biting those little piggies!!!! SWEET SWEET SWEET!!

So glad to see her playing! God is good!

Thank you God for bringing Ash back and protecting her. Continue your work in her and bless her momma today in a fresh way Lord. Bless her daddy, brother and sister too! Thank you for bringing them together and anoint their precious time! Thank you God you are good!!!!!

 
At 8:48 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Trish - this is so great to see! I didn't have to look hard to see her smile! Precious!

Is Ashley allowed to have coloring books and things to play with while she is there like that? I want to send you the cd and I would like to send Ashley something to open as well.

Thank you for sharing with us! Have a blessed day!
In Christ,
Amy

 
At 8:48 AM , Blogger CrownLaidDown said...

Yay for smiling Ashley and her Blue! Praying for you this Thursday in Colorado.
Love,
Holly

 
At 8:54 AM , Blogger Sun said...

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At 8:54 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Trish - I heard the music in the background!! Yea! Ahh, that just makes my heart smile that you are able to listen to such great songs like the ones I am going to send you!

The song is so right "my God is always going to be!!"

Have a great day! Ashley looks great!
Amy

 
At 9:01 AM , Blogger Sun said...

YAY on how great she looks, on the fact that she is playing and smiling...AND on the fact that your kids and husband are coming!!!!!!!!!!!!! How great is that? Have an awesome day...Sunshine

PS my girls loved the video - cheering for Ashley and then when they heard the beeping machine - they thought her "alarm" was going off :)

 
At 9:09 AM , Blogger Amy T said...

So cute! I loved how she kept peeking over Blue's ears to make sure you were still watching her. She looks good! Glad she was feeling well enough to play. Hope y'all got a good night's sleep. Awesome news about the upcoming visit. I bet the kids are besides themselves and can't wait!

 
At 9:22 AM , Blogger Sun said...

I need to apologize to you. I linked another blog in a comment yesterday. This other blog had an AMAZING post and I thought it would help you not feel so "down" - but the more I considered it and the more I prayed about it the more I realized I was wrong. You probably just needed to blow off steam and have people pray for you. So I hope that you realize how precious you are! I deleted it and want to apologize. Sunshine

 
At 9:24 AM , Anonymous Jule White said...

Precious! My heart filled with such joy when she showed her little smile! And I just love how she has her leg crossed. That is the cutest thing!!

Blessings are all around and what a blessing it will be to the entire family when you are all together next week. I will be praying for safe travels. I am so thankful that they are getting to come. Continuing to pray for rest and comfort.

Love, Jule White

 
At 9:52 AM , Blogger Melody said...

I think my two-year-old little boy is infatuated with Ashley! He saw her pictures sitting up in bed, and he kept saying "Baby awake! Baby awake!" Then I showed him her little video with Blue and he was completely mesmerized! And who wouldn't be? She is so beautiful! I'm glad she's doing at least a little better, and we'll keep praying for her to be completely healed. God bless you today!

 
At 11:28 AM , Anonymous dee buchanan said...

So excited to hear that Ashley is feeling better and giving you a grin or two. I am so glad that Dave and the kids get to come up for a visit. What a blessing! I know you will cherish every moment. Keeping you in our prayers.

 

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