Sunday, February 17, 2013

8th Birthday

Happy Birthday Ashley!  You would have been eight years old today.  We'll celebrate with family today and remember your beautiful smiles, and precious cuddle moments.

I remember when I took this video of you in August of 2009.  You would have been four years old at the time.  You were enjoying a good spell with smiles, and some calm times, and milder seizures.  You were sitting in the kitchen enjoying some music with me, and I noticed your smiles and sat down to smile with you.  Your smiles got bigger and I thought...oh, maybe I should catch a little video.  It wasn't anything huge, just a normal moment in the day.  But I am so glad I took the time to catch that moment.  Ashley, this was one of those moments when you blessed us with a peaceful spirit and a softness that calms the soul.


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Happy Birthday Ashley!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Simple things

I love remembering the simple things.  Mira sat at the counter the other day, playing with Brodie's lego, completely unaware of how cute she looked wearing her green sunglasses.  She was sticking lego men in the nice cranberry bread I had made!


 
She reminded me of another time when we had the Ashley and Hope gathered at the table to participate in snack time.  This picture makes me smile too!


How is it, that I am so blessed...