4.16.2008

Sticky Chicken

I ate dinner at my parent's house tonight. My dad made his famous BBQ chicken (affectionately called sticky chicken by my 4 year old niece and 2 year old nephew). Half way through dinner my niece looked at me with her big adorable eyes and said "Aunt Ashley, are you EVER going to have a daughter???" I told her I'd love to have a son or daughter and that me and her Uncle Mark are working on it! I wanted to cry and it might have made for an awkward moment for my parents. They totally understand, though. I told her that we were going to adopt a baby which means that a baby grows in our hearts and not my tummy. She smiled and shook her head and kept eating. No further explanations need. :) Gosh, I love those kids...

3 comments:

Joy said...

Hey Ashley, just wanted to comment on your page - first of all I LOVE your header - good work! I secretly love the graphic design work as well, so I'm very impressed with your skills. You don't even need bowhunting skills or computer hacker skills. Secondly, thanks for keeping up with your blog so I don't have to ask you a million questions when I see you and you don't have to answer the same questions for the millionth time. I love keeping up on how things are going with you and Mark, and couldn't be happier for you two as you embark on your adoption journey. I absolutely love what you told your niece about how the baby grows in your hearts and not in your tummy. That brought tears to my eyes.

CourtneyHope said...

Hello!! I stumbled upon this while reading Liz's blog.... and I'm so glad I did. I hope you don't mind if tune in...(and add you to my favorite's list) I am SO excited to hear that ya'll are seriously pursuing adoption. I can't think of two more wonderful people to love on a little one... I hope things continue to go well-

Love ya!

Em said...

My first comment! WOOT! As much as I read this thing, I've never put a word in so here goes... Ash, you are awesome! Your response to Ella totally made my heart melt. If it were me, I'da totally broke down and how you handled that was so strong and sweet.
ALSO- LOVE the new layout- totally fantastic and you all together.