All Because Two People Fell in Love

All Because Two People Fell in Love
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We have been married for 4 years. We recently had our first son, Kyler. We couldn't be happier. We are currently living in Rexburg, where we bought our first home. Ashley graduated from BYU-I in with a BS in Health Education and a minor in Physical Education. She is working as a 1st grade teacher while being a mother. Mark is currently studying Sociology and eventually wants to get into the F.B.I. We can't wait to see what life brings next. We love the lives we have! Forever will never be long enough!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

This is for you MOM! I LOVE YOU!

I know that this is a little late. But I want my mom to know that she truly is the best mom in the whole world. I love her with all I know how to love. Below just a few reasons I love my mom (in no particular order)

1) Taught me to Love my Savior Jesus Christ

2) Taught me correct principles of the gospel

3) There has never been a day I have talked to my mom without her telling me she loves me

4) Showed me how a marriage works

5) Taught me how to make it on my own

6) NEVER EVER Missed ANYTHING that was of importance to me. (I still can't figure out how she did that with all her kids)

7) Never gave up on me

8) Woke me up in the morning, and that is a task all by itself (Ask Mark who has to do in now)

9) Made the decision to be a stay at home mom to raise a family

10) Taught me the importance of temples and a Temple Marriage

11) Bore her testimony to me many times, even when I didn't know it

12) Taught me how to be self-relient

13) Told me that "this to shall pass"

14) Was there when I had heart-ache (and that was many times)

15) Took care of me when I was sick

16) Always got us first week outfits for school even though she hadn't had new clothes for years

17) Would stay up all night to wash my soccer clothes, finish school projects, sew my choir outfit,

and much more as I went to bed

18) She is the coolest grandma around and can't wait for my kids to get to play with her

19) Still Cries when we leave her house after we come to visit

20) Gave me rules to follow as a teen so I wouldn't be in situations to be tempted to make


21) Taught me to be the better person

22) Told me that I was beautiful

23) Gave me confidence in many different areas

24) Can't tell a lie without her nose flaring

25) Taught me how to keep a clean house

26) When I told my mom I needed help decorating my new house, she was here the next day

27) let me make my own choices, even if she knew that I would have to learn from it

28) Was friends with my friends

29) Can call her up and talk to her about ANYTHING at ANYTIME

30) Showed me how to open my heart

31) Encouraged me to go to school to get educated to prepare for my future as a wife, mother, and if needed a career

32) Still wants me to call her when I travel so she knows that I am home safe

33) Never ler me date until I was 16 (Ask Mark why I turned him down in high school)

34) She will flash the "west side" to us

35) Always put her children first, even though sometime we didn't know she did with out

36) Taught us to NEVER give up

37) Taught us the importance of family

38) Taught us to love chocolate

39) Taught me that I am a daughter of God

40) Still reminds me when I need to put on a jacket

41) Always seems to know when I am having a down day and all I need is a phone call

42) Has always cheered me along through life, and I am sure through the next life

43) Stood beside me as I went throught the temple for the first time

44) Reminds me "Have you prayed about that"

45) Could here her yell "Wheels Zeebz, " through the crowd" when I just needed to run a little faster

46) Was always there before I left for school and was there when I got home from school

47) Prepared me to be the women that I needed to be to get the man of my dreams

48) Is ALWAYS there for me

49) She raised me, and I was enought to take, and 3 other GIRLS


I could continue to go on and on about my mom. She is one of me best friends. Without my mom I would not be the person that I am today. Thanks mom for teaching me and showing me by example how to love my life. I will NEVER be able to thank you for what you have done for me. You will ALWAYS be my mom! I hope that I will be half the mom that you were!


Daniel & Aubri said...

That was so sweet, Shmashley. I absolutely adore your parents. I LOVED staying at your house-your parents always made all of us feel right at home. Also, that one about waking you up made me laugh so hard! I even remember how tough that was :) I've never met anyone who could sleep as deep as you! lol! I love ya, Shmash, and your fabulous family!!

robyn said...

Ash what a cute post! I LOVE your mom! She really is amazing. ha ha i was going to write what Aubs did a bout waking you up. I remember how hard that was. She was always a good example to me and never judged people. Plus she flashes the west side... does it get any better than that?