Tuesday, September 20, 2011


16 years ago today, God changed my entire life when He allowed me to become a Mommy to the most precious little girl ever born. I am still in shock that the beautiful baby girl I brought home from the hospital 16 years ago is growing up before my eyes. I love this girl so very much. She made me a Mommy. My dream when I was a little girl was to be a Mommy and my precious Ashton made this dream come true.
I truly cannot believe that she is sixteen years old...How does that happen!? How do you blink and right before your eyes your baby grows up.
Before I know it she will be a senior in high school. then to college. then getting married. having babies. and she will be right where I am now.
I wish I could freeze time and keep her this age for forever. To keep her in the baby stages of life. Never let her grow up and leave me. I love her too much.
Ashton is so caring and loving. She loves Jesus, her siblings and her family. She prayed for years that we would bring another child home...and then another. She is the reason we have Andrew and Ainsley.

She shares her special day with her sweet sister, Ainsley. How full circle and amazing is God? He gave me my first baby on September 20 and he is giving me my last (I probably shouldn't say that) baby on September 20.

I love you more than you will ever know and I am so proud of the young woman you are growing up to be. I know you will do great things with your life. If God takes you all the way to Uganda or if he just keeps you here. He has huge plans for you, my love. I simply cannot wait to see it unfold before my eyes.  I will never be able to truly tell you how much I love you.
Happy 16th Birthday Ashton.
I love you forever,

Will you all do me a favor and wish my girl a happy birthday? :)


  1. Happy birthday to a beautiful girl inside and out!!! Blessings!!!

  2. Happy sweet 16 Ashton! You are such a beautiful girl! Hugs from Memphis:)

  3. Happy Birthday Ashton! I can't wait to see what God does through you in the next few years! Many blessings to you!

  4. Happy birthday sweet Ashton!!! I know you'll love this post so much! I hope you have a great day and make a wish as you blow your candles!!!

  5. Hi, Ashton! We're both the same age now, and both waiting to get our precious sisters from China ... We both love Jesus, both have a heart for adoption, both have stellar good looks. Holy canole! Even though we've never met, I'm praying for you're baby sis. Your writing is beautiful, and your photos! What camera do you take your photos with? Wishing you the best, Happy Birthday!

  6. Happy sweet 16. To an amazing young lady.


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