Friday, September 26, 2008

not so long ago.

chubby cheeks. chubby arms. chubby hands. chubby feet. oh it it is true. ash was such a chubby baby. looking at her now you would have no idea that she was chubby, but being born at 10lbs 4oz earns you the unfortunate name of the fat baby (no worries she has made her peace with once being fat). in the hospital there were so many people who came in to see her... people who we didn't even know... 'oh that is the 10lb baby,' they would say. chubby-ness and all, she was ours. our sweet little bundle of joyfulness & hope.



6 months old.


this month was a very big month for her. ash turned 6 years old. 6 years old. that is 4 years away from being 10. 10 years away from driving. 12 years away from college. time goes fast, but i look back at who she is to me. she is my love. my hope. my joy. my sweetness. she is very sensitive... even to my feelings. she is my silly girl. she is shy. she loves to help me around our house. she loves to help others. she has taught me that i can love someone so much it hurts. she is my giver. she is amazing. how can i ever repay her for what she has done for me in this small young life? how am i supposed to help her understand that she has totally changed my life? how do you i show her i don't know what i would do without her? how can i lead her to be the best she can be? questions that i am sure i will figure out in the future. questions that i will have to think about and evaluate as she grows up and becomes the best self she can be.



ash @ 6 years old.

8 comments:

Carrie Haughey said...

sweet sweet post Summer!

Happy Birthday Ashlyn!

Cara said...

Ash is so cute! and you are such a good mom. I can't believe you have a 6yr old! Love ya -C

Julie said...

Wow....6 yrs old...I can't believe it! And I forgot about that 10 lb of chubbiness. ;) You're such a great mom and encouragement. BTW, what photo program do you use to get those cool effects? Photoshop?

Lindsey said...

That picture totally brings back memories! I so remember her at that age :) I'm so glad she growing to be such a sweet girl.

Mama Mote said...

Brings back memories, Summer. I had a chubby toddler, too, and she lost the chubbiness. Now she is a beautiful, MARRIED, young woman of God. Soooo....it looks like you are doing it - just enjoy and cherish these years coming up, even when they get tough, because the years go so fast. God continues to grow me even though both girls are out of the house. Precious times and precious children.

Chet and Kat said...

That was beautiful, Summer! I wanted to cry reading that!

Lisa Leonard said...

what a darling baby she was--and now such a big girl. so beautiful.

The Murphy Family said...

Oh, the infinite questions of a mom. We just do the best we can and pray, pray, pray for their little hearts to be sensitive to others and the world around them.