“Our homes are to be more than sanctuaries; they should also be places where God’s Spirit can dwell, where the storm stops at the door, where love reigns & peace dwells." ~ Thomas S. Monson

Sunday, February 20, 2011

~Dear Ashley

WooHoo!! This is your last year as a teenager! My FIRST BORN! Oh how I remember clearly when you were born. So early & tiny... MY PREMIE BABY. We all were worried for you. You were one strong baby & continue to be. I loved how you were the one baby of mine that NEVER slept in your CRIB or CRADEL. I held you all the time. You nuzzled in bed with daddy & I (due to your apnea monitor). Well, really until your sister was born-17 months later!
Ask anyone ... I never let you go.

You were the most beautiful baby. Big eyes, adorable smile, sweet personality, loved to play house, little bossy, a dreamer, very spiritual, enjoys nature, helpful all the time, loves people, very girly, never liked to get dirty, had to be perfect, shy, dancer at a young age,
pleaser, always giggly, ...

♥Now as you continue to grow from a Young Woman into a beautiful Adult ... I am amazed at the daughter that I have. Even though we may but heads at times it's hard for me to cut the strings ... I know I need to let you fly on your own ~
knowing you will always visit the NEST!

♥Thank you for being you & accomplishing so many things in your life already. You are a hard worker. I am proud of you & thank you for teaching me how to be a better person by your countless examples.
Love ~ MOM XO :)


Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Such tender words from mother to daughter. Precious! Love this picture of you and Ashley! She is still that cute!


Grandma B.
xox and many more!

Heidi said...

awww... how sweet. Look at those cute chubby legs... I love it! I need to stop thinking or I'll cry. She was my baby too when you weren't around. I cherish those days. xo Love u Ash! Happy Birthday.

Tiffani said...

that is such a sweet photo...and it seems like it was just yesterday. i remember how tiny you were! i was so excited to an aunt! you were such a beautiful baby and i always couldn't wait to go out to temecula so i could hold you! you are a beautiful woman!
happy birthday! i love you!

Ashley Jaeger said...

Mom you are so sweet :] I love everything you said, you are an amazing mom and I would never wish to have it any other way. I love you :]

Janet said...

What a beautiful girl! I can't believe she's so grown up. Right now I'm thinking about how we came to your house to introduce her to young womens and personal progress. Happy Birthday Ashley!

Crystal Escobar said...

Wow, that is a great picture!!
It's sad how fast they grow up.

Its in the small things...... said...

i love and miss your family!!!