Monday, March 30, 2009

Happy Re-Birth Day, Ashley!

One year ago today, Ashley asked Jesus into her heart. We think that's worth celebrating, so we surprised her with cupcakes and a cross necklace.

We are so proud of Ashley and the sweet young lady she is becoming. She is always kind, thoughtful, and will help anyone out who needs it.

Whenever Ashley is around someone, she has a way of cheering them up and making them smile. I can't even begin to tell you the number of compliments we get from everyone that Ashley spends time with.

I am so blessed to have this young lady as my daughter, and I'm so thankful that she has given her life to Christ. I know that God is going to do great and mighty things through her!
I love you, Ashley. Thank you for being such a help to me and for all you do around here! Always keep Christ first in your heart. Love Him more than anyone else. Obey Him. Serve Him. Make Him your priority, and He will bless you all along life's journey. The road won't always be easy. You will face battles and heartbreak. But always know that He is one Friend who will never, ever leave you. One of my favorite songs says, "His grace reaches lower than your worst mistake." He doesn't expect you to be perfect. He just expects you to love Him and serve Him. Just keep pressing on. I am so thankful that God has put you in my life. You are such a blessing and an encouragement to me. I'm lucky to be your mom!

6 Super Cool Replies:

Natalie said...

Awww...happy day, Ashley! I am lucky enough to know first-hand how sweet and good Ashley is. I was so impressed with her when I visited Angie last October that I bragged about her all over the place when I got home. She really is a treasure, Angie! Give her a big squeeze from me. I just love her. I really do.

Maxine said...

What a blessed post to read. May the Lord be with your Ashley and always be her guide. I have been visiting blogs this week from the party (UBP) because last week found me in the middle of things and I wasn't able to get around. This is such a pleasant experience to read about new folks in blogland.

I have a special place in my heart for girls, so reading this touched me, so I felt compelled to comment even though you don't know me.

I am a homeschooling mom as well; One daughter homeschooled through high school, graduated, went to college, and is now a wife and mother. I am currently homeschooling our sixteen year old daughter.

At your leisure, come visit us at our business blog--that is where I participated in the UBP. We have a special love for children at Speakable gifts.

Heather said...

What a sweet post!

Danielle said...

God bless Ashley

Dawn said...

What a great post! Congratulations to the whole family.

God bless you Ashley!

The Stevens Family said...

What a sweet post, dear mama. Your children are so beautiful, and it's plain to see that they are becoming wonderful people because they have a wonderful mama to show them how. I'm so blessed to have you as a friend and example! Don't ever forget how much you are loved and cherished by so many. Biggest hugs!