Tuesday, October 21, 2008

A Little Something..

Well I never thought we'd have one of these, but my sister-in-law Lindsay has told us a few times to get one, so I figured why not. A lot has happened in the life of Brad and Ashley. We're both attending school, Brad is very excited about going to UCSD next semester, I couldn't be more happier for him. He's also starting a clothing company with my cousin Bill, I will keep you updated on the progress of that. I'm still at Grossmont and planning to transfer in 2010. (I guess that's what I get for coming home to get married to the love of my life). We both work full time Brad just quit working at Volcom last week and lets just say I took advantage of his discount. He is now focusing on working for his dad more. This was my first week back after having 3 weeks off and lets just say it's hard going back.

Brad and I were blessed with a beautiful daughter on September 29, she was the most beautiful and perfect little girl I've ever seen. Due to complications I went into early labor at 5 1/2 months, she was born to early and is now in heaven with her great grandfather and Aunt Cathy who I know are taking good care of her. She is her fathers daughter, she looks just like him! This has been one of the hardest things that me and Brad have ever had to experience, but there's nothing better then having the knowledge that we are sealed to her and will one day be with her again. My cousin Danny sent me a quote that should be shared with anyone who goes through something like this,

"The Lord takes away many, even in infancy, that they may escape the envy of man, and the sorrows and evils of this present world; they were too pure, too lovely, to live on earth; therefore, if rightly considered, instead of mourning we have reason to rejoice as they are delivered from evil, and we shall soon have them again." -Joseph Smith

I'm thankful to my Heavenly Father for blessing us with this perfect child, who was to perfect to be here. As much as I wish she was still with us I know that my Heavenly Father has a plan for each and everyone of us and hers is in heaven.

Having the gospel in our life's is such a blessing. It's amazing how giving people are in times like these. We're so blessed to have such wonderful friends and family, who have showed us so much love and support these past few weeks. We Love You All!!

We're excited, well at least I am about trying out this whole blogging thing. So ta ta for now!


ARICA said...

Hi Ashley, you may not know me.. but I grew up with Brad's family. I actually was at your guys' reception with my family. In fact, my father is the one who informed me of what has happened with you guys. Our love goes out to you, and I wish you the best.

Arica Young
(formerly Monroe)

Cameron and Lindsay Rondo said...

I'm so glad you got a blog! Well I love reading about you guys and I'm glad you two are doing better. If I was there I would give you the biggest hug in the world right now! I can't wait to see you in December!
Love you!

sdheinens said...

Yea for blogs!! ♥♥

Jeannie & Danny said...

I love you Ashley you are so strong and have such a deep understanding of Heavenly Fathers plan. I am excited that you decided to start a blog!

Olayan Family said...

Love you Brash! Kiarra is in our hearts forever! I am glad that we have the knowledge of the gospel and know that Families Are Forever!

Dacia said...

Welcome to the blogging world!

I know you've both been through a rough time, but it's so nice to know that you have such a deep understanding of God's plan and that you'll get to see her again.

It was so nice to see you both in Utah.

Kasey said...

Glad you are entering the blog world! We love you guys so much and truly look up to you in your wisdom and strength! So excited for this Levant business to get rolling too and so glad it is with you and Brad.

Heidi and Brandon said...

Hey Ashley,
Yahh you have a blog now! I found you through Kasey's blog (sorry sometimes I blog stalk). That is so funny that Bill is your cus! You can go to my blog and see a few of us from the ward there.

Both Brandon and my heart go out to you and Brad. I was wondering how you were doing and I am glad I was able to read about everything through your blog.

We all need to hang out sometime! We'll talk soon.


Joanna Wilde said...

Hey Stranger! I'm excited you started a blog. I never get to see you. You're amazing, and so strong!


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