happy birthday to you our asher girl. strong, independent, beautiful two year old. you bring such light to our lives. you were exactly what our family needed, and I’m so thankful that your daddy prayed fervently for a daughter before we knew you. God sure did know that when we were nearing the end of our 2 year adoption process that YOU would be the greatest surprise and gift we could ever ask for. You are the best sister, little mama, and the most generous with your kisses. You exude love and kindness. You are also not afraid to tell me what you think, or encourage your brother to do something that might be out of his comfort zone. You are already my little helper around the house, and it’s precious to see you want to do every single little thing I do. Today we went and bought you your very own art supplies so you could write and draw to your hearts content.
I hope you always dream, sister.
I pray that you watch your mama + daddy be brave with their dreams and follow.
I pray you know Jesus as a young age and are a LIGHT in this dark world.
happy birthday asher! we sure do all love you!
I can’t believe this was the first day we met you.
[photos by Alison Holcomb]
and since then we’ve watched you transform…
[your first birthday]
gotcha day 2013
photo by helen bryd
happy birthday pretty girl!