Christmas Happenings Ashley Style
It is Christmas 2021 and here we are in the midst of Christmas Happenings Ashley Style. Christmas is the time where we celebrate the birth of Jesus. What a beautiful time to stop and reflect on what our Savior has done for us.
My family is so amazing, so complicated, and so beautiful. Today, we got together, as we do the Saturday before every Christmas. I so enjoy this time because we all come together and my sister was able to travel and be here.
There were several we were missing but the ones that were not there, were not forgotten. They were missed terribly. My parents have created a beautiful legacy that will live far beyond what I can even imagine.
This Christmas was filled with peace, laughter, love, and miracles. First and foremost, my daughter is expecting our first grandson in May. Then, my uncle survived a procedure to put a stent in. It has been a long journey and he has been in the hospital for 100+ days. My brother in law does not have cancer in his bones! The BEST thing is that…
HUNTER IS IN REMISSION!!!!!!!!!
That is a post to come because my emotions simply too much for me to handle. I am in awe of this journey we have been on and the fact that the Lord heard our prayers and did what He does best. He did so IN HIS TIME not ours.
This picture is the captures completely my parents love story. It has been almost 60 years. There have been lots of ups and downs along the way. Mental, emotional, physical things have happened. There were a lot of years we didn’t think they would even stay married.
He saved my father. Restored their love story. My mother’s faith…guys…I can’t even. That is, again, for another day because I’m not emotionally prepared to put those words to paper yet. This. This marriage is a beautiful miracle.
The love I have for these women is so pure and unconditional. There have been fights, tears, hurts, miscommunications BUT there has ALWAYS been love, support, grace, mercy, forgiveness, stability. At the end of the day, we have never left each other’s sides. Let’s not forget our brother, who does NOT like to have his picture taken. He is loved.
Grands and Greats
This is a fraction of the complete picture. Due to kids who have to work or live far away, this is the bunch that was able to make it. Not pictured: Leigha and Nick; Morgan (and baby Iva); Amber, Sean, and Dalton; Paige; Aaron and Aiden; Joe; Alex, Kristin, Holt, and Ivy; Kelly and Graham; Maritess and Miqueas; Isaac and David; Jonathan and Sweet Sarah; Grayce.
Let’s see…gotta write this out.
Kids and Spouses:
Shane & Gayla
Joe & Kim
David & Tera
Bart & Brandi
Grandkids and Spouses
Heather & Chad
Leigha & Nick
Corey & Morgan
Amber & Sean
Alex & Kristin
Kelly & Graham
Jonathan & Sweet Sarah
Victoria & Ben
Alyssa & Arkie
TwoFer (Grandson and Great Grandson)
Iva Grace (Corey & Morgan)
Kaleigh & Jack (Paige)
Dalton (Amber & Sean)
Holt & Ivy (Alex & Kristin)
Charleigh (Victoria & Ben)
Apollo (Alyssa & Arkie)
Now, that’s a legacy….the story continues.