Monday, September 15, 2008


I was unable to post anything about the family fast on Sunday but I understand a lot of people joined in and we are so thankful to all of you. On Saturday night before we all headed our different ways from the hospital, we were able to have a family prayer (we did miss Micah as he needed to stay up here and work after being in the valley most of the week). My Dad offered the prayer and it was such a sweet and powerful feeling. Yes I love my big family! In times like these when we all come together and support each other it is so awesome to me. It's like swimming in a pool of love! No matter where you turn, there is somebody there who's got you and supports you. Callie has 12 big brothers and sisters who will be there for her through all of this. I've referred to Callie as the "straggler" before. She was definitely a surprise to all of us! My parents were happy to be done "child bearing" with 12 kids but Callie made her way in! Most of us weren't even aware of her coming until my mom was 5 1/2 months pregnant! But she has always been a sister to me! She may think of me as more of an aunt, who knows, but she is my little sister and I love her!


Wendy said...

Hi Ashley!Thanks for getting back to me, I hope all is going well, Im dying to talk to your mom!! But I have no doubt she is doing fine~she is one of the strongest proplr I know!!! I just love her! She's helped me get through a lot of things that have gone on in our family!!

ok my email is
Thanks again Ash!!


Andrea Gunnell said...

Ashley, I don't know if you know me, but I grew up in Show Low and my younger brothers and sisters know your siblings. I was a Pearce before I got married. Anyway, we recently spent quite a bit of time at PCH as my son has had a couple of surgeries. I just wanted to suggest that your parents look into getting a place to sleep at the Ronald McDonald motel. I think they only charge $10 a night and it is right next to the hospital. They just need to ask their nurse to talk to a social worker at the hospital and they can help them out. I know your parents probably don't want to leave your sister's side, but even if they took turns leaving and getting a little sleep it makes a huge difference. Sleeping in hospitals is next to impossible! Anyway, I want you to know that we are praying for your family because I know what a difference prayers can make!

Mandi said...

I am so happy that Callie is making progress! She really is a miracle baby. I am also so happy that you have the big family that you have. There is nothing better than family, especially at a time like this. It really makes you appreciate and love all the more what Heavenly Father has given you. Thank you for all of your updates Ash. It really means a lot to be able to have updates. Love you!


Glad to hear she is getting better after the little set back. I LOVE hearing other peoples positive feelings about coming from a big family. Although 7 is not nearly as much as 13, I loved coming from a big family and I want 6 of my own which always shocks people. Glad your back!

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