Recently I hosted a birthday party for our oldest
daughter Ashley who turned 26.
Wow, I am not sure how that happened,
it seems like just yesterday we celebrated her 10th birthday.
I feel so blessed to have been given such a wonderful daughter.
When she walks into a room, she instantly lights up everyone's mood.
I believe that it is just one of her most powerful God given talents.
She is always smiling and full of excitement, spreading a contagious joy
that has never left her from being a toddler, child, teenager, adult or mother.
No matter how many toys she had growing up,
she would often throw them to the sides of her room in piles.
She had no interest in buying new things or collecting toys.
She most enjoyed being around people, laughing, playing and just hanging out.
Have you ever met a person, and said to yourself wow that person really loves me?
That is the feeling that Ashley magical extends to everyone she encounters in life.
All of her jobs thus far have been in the service related businesses
such as a waitress or store clerk.
I believe that to be a perfect path for someone who loves people so much.
Happy Birthday Ashley.
I am so proud of you.
You are a wonderful daughter, partner, mother, coworker, and friend.
It is so awesome how you manage to take care of a household, work full time,
attend college, pay your way, you do not have one student loan,
and always maintain a bigger than life heartwarming attitude.