I can't help it but I take more pictures of Ashlyn than I do the boys. She's just too cute and it's fun to take pictures of her. But on the other hand, could you imagine the boys actually having a good time posing and taking pictures for me? They are beginning to sound like Jeremy when I mention taking pictures. It's so frustrating! I love the camera and I love taking pictures of the ones I love! So why can't the ones I love all love to get their pictures made? Ashlyn came down the stairs the other day with her tutu on and she just happened to be wearing a shirt that matched, so I ran and grabbed the camera and just started snapping away. She was having a good time and giving me all kinds of cute poses.
I thank God every day for blessing me with a daughter! I never thought I would be lucky enough to get one. Especially after I married a man that was one of four boys! I thought I was destined to have all boys. But I prayed and prayed and prayed all the time for a little girl, for a daughter that I could do fun things with since Jeremy already had boys to do manly things with. I so desperately wanted a daughter to bond with. Don't get me wrong, I love my boys but we just don't have anything in common with that we can bond over.
Ashlyn is such a fun little girl! She can be a handful at times but I seem to enjoy her more than I am frustrated with her. She's growing up so fast into a big little girl. She's been changing lately, trying to act more grown up. She is making her bed, dressing herself, brushing her own hair, accessorizing with her outfits. It's sad we are moving beyond that little girl that depended on me for everything, but it's also exciting to see her become more independant. Figuring out who she is.
Ashlyn came back from her cousin, Alli's house, and said " I sure wish I could get my ears pierced and have real earings like Alli's" and when I informed her that she would have to wait until she was five she said " but mommy that takes to long, 5 is too long" So, now she is obsessed with turning 5 and she just turned 4. Oh, my this is going to be a long year.
It is going to be fun watching this little girl grow up with two big brothers. They are making her tough, and she loves to wrestle with them. She can hold her own for sure, which usually gets her into trouble but at least she doesn't just sit there and take it. But she still has her girly side, and I am sure when she is a teenager she will love having big brothers. All those cute boys they will bring home. Oh, I can just imagine the crushes she will have.
I pray for her everyday. That God will keep her strong, that she will stay strong in her faith and that she finds a strong christian man to take care of her. As a mother, I just want the best for her. I want her to know what love is and to know the love of God. So pray for me as I help mold and shape this little girl into who God wants her to be, and that she grows up happy and healthy and into a strong Godly woman. I know God has great plans for her and plans on using her for his good. I just can't wait to see it all!