"Did you ever think, dear
mother, as the seeds of me you sowed
As you breathed new life inside
of me and slowly watched me grow,
In all your dreams about me
when you planned me out so well,
When you couldn't wait to have
me there inside your heart to dwell,
Did you ever think that maybe I
was planning for you too,
And choosing for my very own a
mother just like you?
A mother who smelled sweet and
who had hands so creamy white,
A tender, loving creature who
would soothe me in the night?
Did you ever think in all those
days while you were coming due,
that as you planned a life for
me I sought a life with you?
And now as I lay in your arms,
I wonder if you knew-
while you were busy making me,
I was choosing you!"
-Colleen M. Story
In May, 2004 we were
given a blessed little gift. Ashlynn, arrived on her due
date within 4 hours of induction. *big huge grin* I picked her first name,
I thought it sounded unusual and pretty. Her first middle name is the middle name of
my husbands Grandmother and the first name of my Mom's sister plus, the kids
liked it from a Nickelodeon show! I got the second middle name from my best friend, Shelle. It is
her middle name. :-) Ashlynn was welcomed by Daddy, big brother Austin (who had
to leave the room right after she came, due to a surprised and upset tummy!)
Grandma Fran and Grandma Inman, and my closest friends Michelle and
Christy. It was a wonderful day!
Her first Halloween... mmm candy!
Baby Ash and Angel's puppies
Ashlynn enjoying Brothers baseball game.
Ashlynn was throwing a little fit when Kitten came over and laid next to her and
consoled her by licking her head... when she noticed, she gave her a big hug.
Video of Ashlynn and her
Snow day! Jan 2007
Makenna's 8th Bday March 2007
Ashlynn at the 4th of July parade 7/08
Huge parade score-someone threw this to her from a float :)
Sparks family reunion 7/08
Ash and Bugs in TX 8/08
Ash on vacation at Sea World 8/08
Losing first teeth
First day of school
Girl Scouts "Mom & Me" PJ bowling 4/2010