Monday, November 15, 2010

2010 Gratitude Challenge – November 15

2010GratitudeChallengeButton Today I’m very thankful for my daughter Ashley.  17 years ago today she entered our family, and our lives haven’t been the same since – they’ve been better! 

I didn’t realize what a true blessing she was to Brian and I until years later when we were experiencing secondary infertility.  After a tubal pregnancy  that ruptured and almost resulted in my death, I began to realize that Ashley’s birth, and her life, were a modern-day miracle of God.

I did realize, pretty early on, that Ashley was a blessing to a lot of people.  She had personality plus, and touched so many peoples’ lives and filled so many needs.  She was one special little girl!

I know parents tend to be a bit prejudice, but because I’ve heard this from so many other people, I’m just going to go ahead and brag a bit --- Ashley is growing up to be a wonderful young lady who loves Jesus and her family.  She is kind and compassionate, and she’s always willing to lend a helping hand (especially if there are babies involved).  She loves church and learning more about Jesus, and she’s leading in her life in a way that is pleasing to Him. 

I’m proud to call her mine – and I’m very grateful that God has seen fit to entrust her to Brian and I as her parents.  It’s  been interesting seeing her grow and develop over the past 17 years.  We’ve given her roots, and lately she’s been spreading her wings to fly! 

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5 comments:

Our Village is a Little Different said...

I hope she has a wonderful birthday, she is a beautiful young lady, and she sounds like a joy to be around!

Jill said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter! It is okay to be prejudiced about our kids. She sounds wonderful!

Tikatia said...

Happy Birthday to Ashley! And, it sounds like you're less prejudiced and moreso like you've just done an amazing job and she's growing into a lovely young lady! :)

Jodi said...

Ashley is a bright, beautiful, talented young lady, and we are so thankful to know her! Happy Birthday Ashley!!!! We love you!

Guiding Light said...

She looks just like you! :) [I think I've read you hear that a lot tho.] Children are such a blessing from the Lord!

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