Thursday, September 25, 2008

Happy Birthday Ashley!!!!!

It's hard to believe or even say it but Ashley, my oldest is 22 years old today. I can still recall the day she was born like it was yesterday. We were living in Peterborough, on Water St. Not the best location, however it was our first home together. (Todd and I) Todd had just gotten home from work and I had been punky all day. I just got up to figure out what we were having for supper and my water broke. I instantly panicked, ran to the bathroom and cried. I was not sure if I was ready but I didn't have a choice in the matter.

We had a lovely couple near by that had become our adoptive parents, she told Todd it was probably wise to get to the hospital. So away we went, I was quite uncomfortable but not in a lot of pain yet. As we made our way to the hospital we seemed to not be going very fast. Todd turned to me and said "don't panic, but we just ran out of gas". Don't panic, ok........ I yelled at him to get out of the car and find someone to take us to the hospital, so he did. This angel from heaven came to our rescue and drove us to the hospital. She was quite nervous because as she was trying to turn around she hit the curb. OUCH!!!!!!

After I got all settled in Todd then left to go get the car. So here I was all alone in the hospital, now you have to understand something I was only 17. Yes, it's true, now you know why I look so young that's because I am!!!!!! Needless to say the nurses weren't sure what to do with me, they weren't the nicest, that's all I will say about that.
Seven hours after my water broke, she was born. Ashley Kristen Pratt came into this world as a true life form of God's Grace. We were either going to name her Amanda or Ashley, and the first time I say her I knew she was Ashley
I could go into more of my journey but I will save that for another time. All I can say is that I am proud to the mother of Ashley even though I am sometimes mistaken for her "sister", like today. We have a relationship that is irreplaceable.

Ashley, be blessed today as you venture into new and exciting times. She also got married this past June and is opening up a business with Haley Robinson and the store's name is "Bling n things". So if your ever driving through Stirling drop in to see them. Just putting a plug in for them!!!!!


Jen said...

Happy Birthday Ashley!!!!

Congrats on the store and marriage and all the wonderful things God has for you!!

Shaun and Holly said...

Happy Birthday dear Sweet Ashley! You were my FAVORITE baby sitter for our kids when they were little. They loved that you were so cuddly with them! :o)

Maureen said...

Happy Birthday Ashley
I hope you liked my singing today.
Well I should say the sound that escaped my throat,however it was sung with Love
I hope your day was blessed and Congratulations on escaping SDM.
I covet your freedom hahahaha
Be blessed in your new adventure and I can't wait to see your new business.
As for Sister Pratt You look Marvelous

Amy said...

Happy Birthday Ash!!!
you and Todd have done an amazing job. I can't imagine having a baby at 17--and look how they've turned out!! You are a testament. Faithful and loving. God is gracious.
Bless you.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful post.
Sending congrats to your new entrepreneur.

Happy Birthday Ashley

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Vicki said...

When I started reading I was hoping that you were going to throw in the part about running out of gas! Thanks for not disappointing!

You and Todd are an inspiration! Two beautiful kids and a strong, enduring marriage ...

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