Tuesday, January 6, 2009

A Big Piece of My Heart!!

The day Ashley (my second to oldest daughter) was born a big piece of my heart was taken up. You see, she has a sweetness about her that is just impossible to miss. She has a giving and loving heart. Ashley has been the one that has always "needed" me. She leans on me more than my other girls. I love that about her because a mother always wants her children to need them. She makes me feel like I am a great mom and never fails to show me. I never imagined with all that she went through as a child that she would really and truly trust me, lean on me, and love me the way she does.

She is one that doesn't hold back when something is on her mind. She has always been one to tell you the truth and not skirt around it. There have been times in the past 3 or 4 years that I have leaned on her more than I probably should have but she is the one who would tell me to pick myself up and move on and stop worrying. But She has also had the compassion that I have needed these past fews year to get through some of the toughest times in my life. I also worry about her more than I probably should and she makes no secret in telling me "Mom don't worry, I'm an adult and I will be fine so you don't have to worry." But, the worry wart in me just comes out a little stronger with her.

So now, she is going to be a mother herself!!! And I will tell you that I AM SO EXCITED to be a MeMe for the first time. I know Ashley will be a great mom. I pray that I am the MeMe that Ashley will be proud to have for her child. I pray that she will have patient and also have fun because being a parent can be overwhelming at some point.

So To My Ashley, with a big heart, sweet smile, and soon to be mommy!!!

I love you more than I can ever put into words. You are and have always been A Big Piece of My Heart!!!!!!

Love, Mother


  1. awww, sniff sniff, that was so sweet. Not I need a tissue!
    I love you too, Ashes!

    A. Stacey

  2. If you are a great mom, I'm sure you will be a great meme. I think they go hand in hand. Enjoy!

  3. I'd say this will probably be the best post you ever write. hehehe... I love you too Mama!!! :) Glad I could have the shoulder you needed to lean on through some of your tough times. It will always be open for you!

  4. ..........sssssSNIFFFFFFFFFFF..........

  5. That was a sweet one! You notice that is how you are with granny and you are the middle one too? I am telling you...I think the birth order has a lot to do with a lot!