26 years ago yesterday, December 20, 1982, I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. The minute her little head popped into this world our lives were changed forever! She is the only child born to our small family of three. Let me introduce you to Miss Ashlee Springer.
On Christmas Eve 1982, my husband drove Ashlee and myself home from the hospital. What a wonderful Christmas present we received that year and it is one that has blessed us over and over!
Giving birth to a child is a miracle and a gift. It is very painful going through the process but when it is over it is clear the suffering was worth the end result. Our market is suffering right now, but these times will pass and our industry will have learned a life long lesson. Just as with labor, we don't know how long it will last but we also know it can't go on forever.
Happy Birthday Ashlee!