Thursday, September 11, 2008

Birthday girl

Happy 9th birthday my sweet girl!

This morning I woke up and realized that this is your first birthday that I have ever missed. I will not be able to tie your birthday balloons to your chair, or lay out your presents and cards beside your cake. I will not be able to take goodies to your class at school, or pick you up from school and take you for a special birthday lunch. Ashlyn, I can not tell you how much we miss you here! I miss your contagious laugh, and your silliness. I miss the way you walk in the door from school and your sisters go running to you while screaming your name. I miss the way you love your little sisters, and the way they love you back. I miss you singing so loud in your room that I hear you outside. I miss all of your little performances, and your fashion shows you have with Madi. We just miss you! One thing that keeps me going is that you are happy, and that I know I will see you very soon. I want you to be happy, because this is the only thing that reassures me that letting you stay in Greenville was the right decision. Not for me, but for you. I hope you enjoy your presents, you should receive them in the mail today, and we will see you in a couple of weeks. I love you and Happy Birthday!
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6 comments:

The Golf Widow said...

9 already...where does it go. We miss Ashlyn,too. Landon said it was going to be sad not to get to sing to her at school today. Happy Birthday A!

Jennifer said...

What a beautiful post! Happy Birthday to your daughter!!!

Amanda said...

You have a beautiful family. B;essings to you all...love all the monograms and toile - right up my alley!
Amanda

Felicia said...

Just found your blog through 3 peanuts. Your daughters are beautiful. Sweet family

Beaufort Belle said...

What a precious post. I hope she had a wonderful birthday and I so love her name. It is my DD's middle name.

Best Wishes,
Belle

The Johnson Fam said...

Ahh.. this breaks my heart and makes me smile all at the same time. You are a wonderful mom and I'm sure she had a great birthday! I read a post where you visit Naples pretty often. I have a cousin who has lived there for several years! She loves it!! Have a great day :)