"As one person I cannot change the world, but I can change the world for one person." ~Paul Shane Spear

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Enjoying a Beautiful Fall Day

 Ally is in fourth grade this year....she'll be ten years old next month. It's truly hard to believe how quickly she is growing up. She's such a sweet, little young lady! We are homeschooling once again and staying very busy!! I'm hoping to do a post on homeschooling very soon.

After school yesterday we took a  trip to the Battlefields. We took some pictures and enjoyed the beautiful day!

After we took some pictures, Ally looked up in the sky and said, Look mom, there are angels in the sky...just like the angels in the movie, "Heaven is for Real". She warms my heart with the things she says!

So she danced with the angels!

Afterwards she rode her scooter for a bit

And then we did some history of the Battle of Chancellorsville

She was very concerned about all the men that died there

She pretended that she was firing the cannon

It was a good day!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Fishing Trip

Ally went wishing on the Potomac River yesterday evening with her Dad, Pappy Neal, and big brother Jacob. She sure had a great time and she's already talking about going on her next fishing trip!

Jacob took some great pictures with his IPhone 

 She caught a fish and she is so proud of it!

Pappy Neal and Ally

Enjoying the boat ride



Saturday, June 28, 2014

Hello Summer!

Schools out and Summer is officially here........ we are so excited!! 

 Ally and her good friend after their last baseball game

She's not afraid of trying anything!

 We had all three boys (Jacob, Alan, and Justin) home several weeks ago.....we miss them so much!!

Ally playing some "serious" baseball   :)

 Ally discussing baseball with her buddy!! 

Friday, March 21, 2014

World Down Syndrome Day!

Did you know......

I wish someone could have told me nine years ago that having Ally in our life was going to be the ultimate gift of all. I truly mean that from the depths of my heart.  

My Dearest Ally,
Not knowing at the time that God had an extraordinary gift he was giving to our family, it has allowed me to see the beauty in every thing around me. It opened doors that I didn't even know were shut until after I had you. There hasn't been a day it has allowed me to surround myself with people that are genuine.  People that truly see the beauty in you like we have seen.  I see the smiles you put on peoples faces when you walk into a room (you are like a ray of sunshine) and most of all I have seen how so many lives have been changed for the better because of one little girls love. I consider myself one of the luckiest people alive to have been chosen to be your mother. I wish for others that they could be blessed and experience the kind of love that you have brought into our lives.  They would see life through Gods eyes for the very first time. They would slow down, enjoy life and really begin to live. I believe God wants that for all of us and wants us to to live our lives like that. Ally, you have taught me exactly that.....

Take time to listen to the birds, watch the butterflies flutter around in wonder,to be able to answer a million questions that are asked by a very curious little girl and appreciate the beauty that each day brings.  Most of all, love each and everyone for who they are and to accept each individual for who they are. You have opened my eyes to see the beauty of acceptance and sadly sometimes the ignorance by others but through it all you have made me a better person. I praise God everyday for blessing our family with such a beautiful daughter. 

Did you know......

Ally is an amazing, smart, beautiful little girl!

Did you know.......

Ally has the biggest, brightest smile!

Did you know....

She's the apple of her Daddy's eye!

Did you know....

She is in third grade.

Did you know....

She loves to learn new things every day.

Did you know.....

When she grows up she wants to be a police officer just like her big brother, Justin!

Did you know...... 

She loves horseback riding...

and absolutely loves the game of Baseball...

Did you know.....

How much her big brothers love her!

Did you know.....

 She can read just about anything she picks up.  She would read all day if you would let her!

Did you know.......

She writes beautifully.

Did you know....

She loves her  friends and cousins!

Did you know......

 one of her favorite songs is "Jesus Loves Me"

 Did you know.....

That she is the light of my life?  Thank you Ally for all you have taught me about life. You are a beautiful person so full of life and laughter.  The world is a much better place with you in it! I love you to the moon and back :)

Did You Know.....

Her life is a life worth living!!

“Motherhood is about raising and celebrating the child you have, not the child you thought you would have. It’s about understanding that she is exactly the person she is supposed to be. And that, if you’re lucky, she just might be the teacher who turns you into the person you are supposed to be.”-The Water Giver
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