Ashley's Story

She will leave fingerprints all over your heart


I almost saw it

Ash has slept the better part of the day away. She woke up for a few minutes and I held her a bit but she was having a lot of withdrawal symptoms so we didn't get to play long before she fell back asleep. She again woke up around 7:30 and she looks much better this time. She is actively playing and at one point I think I almost saw her smile. She still feels kind of crummy, but it is good to see her active again. Her little arms are just moving a mile a minute as she shows me it is time to play Itsy Bitsy Spider. She particularly likes when the rain comes down and washes the spider out.

I just spoke to Trish, she is at the airport in Dallas waiting for her flight. She leaves at 9:30 and shoud arrive here just after 11:00. I hope Ash is back asleep by then so I can go pick Trish up at the airport. Trish had a great time back home for the weekend. She caught 3 basketball games and two baseball games so I know she enjoyed her time home. Based on the progress I see here I am hopeful it won't be to much longer until I am coming back to pick up my girls and bring them home.

Ash is playing while I type so I m going to try again and see if I can see it for real this time.




At 8:51 PM , Blogger Gretchen said...

Blessings to you and Trish as you tag team your little family. I can't think of more loving parents. I'm thankful that Ashley is doing well, and will pray for those yucky withdrawls to diminish quickly.

At 9:13 PM , Anonymous Lisa said...

Its great to hear she is playing I am sure a smile will break thru any time now.
father God thank you so much for all you have done for Ashley and her family, Father God please continue to heal her lung and ease her withdrawl symtoms, please continue to bless this whole family and annoint them with many blessings. Father give them peace, calm comfort and Travel mercies for Trish and Dave when he goes home. I will praise your name through everything.

At 9:25 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fantastic! I am so happy to know that you AND Trish both had a great weekend :o)) Thank you so much for your uplifting posts and for keeping us all updated.
Praying Trish has a safe flight back to Omaha and for your safe flight home!
Praying for Ashley to return home quickly. Praying for many, many smiles before you leave to go home!!
Praying Little Ashley home!
May God continue to bless you all!

At 9:28 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...


At 9:45 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

home home home

At 9:53 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prayers for a safe trip for Trish and yours as well. May you be blessed with a smile, too.

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

Well, Trish should be airborne right now, if the flight was on time. Praying she arrives safely, and of course, you have a very, very pleasant flight back home in the morning. Just leave the toothpaste there at the hospital.

So happy that Trish had a great time while being here at home. I know she must have been really excited all week-end~~~ Baketball and baseball games with her two favorite players.

Sorry little Ashley had such a rough time with the removal of the chest tube today. Praying that she has the other one taken out soon so that she will be on her way back home.

Thanking God for all the blessings He has given while you two traded places. Thanks for keeping us posted while Trish has been home.
Hoping to hear all about the birthday party!!!

Love and prayers~~~Janiece

At 10:38 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good job, Mr. Mom! Trish hope your
visit home was wonderful. We're
still praying for the Adams family!
Susan Roberts

At 11:09 PM , Blogger The Dean Family said...

How awesome to have one of the chest tubes gone. Will be praying for the other one to be gone as well. I am glad you had this weekend with Ash. Praying always.

At 11:51 PM , Blogger julie said...

I'm so happy she is one step closer to home. Praying you will all be together soon.


At 1:13 AM , Blogger Kourtni Knobel said...

I have been following your story for awhile now and you and your beautiful family amaze me! If it is ok with you I have added your link onto my blog. If you would like it removed I am more then willing to do that! Thank you for sharing your story with us!

At 8:14 AM , Blogger Laurie said...

Good update Dave and I am praying that you will be bringing your girls home real soon too. Praying you see that big smile and twinkle in the eyes today and that she is healing up completely. It is great that you both had a good weekend and will be refreshed for the up coming week of more miracles with Ashley. Prayers continue here for you all.

Love, Laurie in Ca.

At 8:34 AM , Anonymous Kathleen said...

Praying that you're only back for a short while Trish and that you and Miss Ashley will be going home soon! Glad everyone had a great weekend!! (minus the chest tube removal for Ashley) Can't wait to hear about Allie's party!

At 9:06 AM , Blogger Amy T said...

Just finished catching up from Friday. Dave, you did an awesome job! You are so funny! And a great Daddy! Hope all went well with Trish's travel last night and can't wait to hear the details and see some pics. And maybe some of how good Ashley is looking. I know she was thrilled to have her daddy this weekend, and all to herself! :) Praying you are all back in Longview together soon so you can see those smiles all the time.

At 1:37 PM , Blogger The Adoption Of William said...

She does look wonderful...she is so cute. What a trooper, such an amazing kid.

God bless you guys,

Jen-William's Mom


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