Today is number 19 for this particular type of procedure.  Her 20th surgery.  Her 23rd time being under general anesthesia.  We covet your prayers today as I would say we’re more anxious about this one than any of the other ones.  We’ve been talking it through, discussing it in length, praying about it, explaining why we do it and all of that stuff, but we’re nervous.  Number 18 started off fun.  Remember how I surprised her with that overnight stay at the resort in Dallas?  We were really trying to create something super positive around it, but it ended up being our hardest one to date.  After we got home from the procedure, things took a turn and we ended up back in the hospital the entire next day.  The complications came not from the actual vascular procedure but from her being intubated for anesthesia.  So, even though it’s not likely to happen again, 18 left such a bad taste in our mouths that we need a few extra prayers today.  Thank you so much for constantly and consistently loving on my family.  There aren’t even words to express my gratitude. xo

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  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog October 2, 2019 at 4:52 am

    Ashby is so so so brave! I can’t imagine how scared she must feel before every surgery. I wish her the best! 💕✨

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Jennifer Hampton October 2, 2019 at 5:07 am

    Bless her precious little bones. Covering her with a blanket of prayers and peace. God is able! God is mighty!
    Love you Ashby!

  • Jessica October 2, 2019 at 5:10 am

    Prayers for your sweet and brave girl!!! Praying for a smooth and easy surgery and recovery. Praying for peace and comfort for all of you!

  • Holley@BeeSimplyOrganized.com October 2, 2019 at 5:12 am

    Shay, we are praying for you today. I’m sure you guys are getting a type of anxiety with each treatment. I pray that God can ease your heart and mind and put you at peace. I pray that sweet Ashby’s heart, mind, and body takes everything extremely well. I just can’t even imagine what you guys go through each time.

  • Lisa October 2, 2019 at 5:13 am

    Praying hard for your precious girl…and your Mama heart.

  • Stephanie October 2, 2019 at 5:20 am

    Praying for your sweet, beautiful, BRAVE daughter. Ashby, God is doing GREAT things through you sweet girl! Also praying for you, mama! May He give you all hope and peace today. ❤️

    • Laura Farmer October 2, 2019 at 9:46 am

      Good vibes and hugs heading your way. ❤

  • Susan McKain October 2, 2019 at 5:21 am

    Many, many prayers for Ashby today.💗

  • Sarah Wright October 2, 2019 at 5:27 am

    Praying for you, Ashby! Today and always. ❤️I pray you are comforted by your family, friends, and strangers alike!

  • Susan October 2, 2019 at 5:27 am

    Praying for sweet Ashby and your mama heart today.

  • Kristine October 2, 2019 at 5:31 am

    Praying for all of you today!

  • Kelly October 2, 2019 at 5:31 am

    Good luck 🍀

  • Paula October 2, 2019 at 5:32 am

    Lifting Ashby, surgeon, nurses and your family up to the Lord!

  • Nicole October 2, 2019 at 5:34 am

    Praying right now! ❤️

  • Mary October 2, 2019 at 5:39 am

    Praying for that sweet girl and you!!

  • Jenny V. October 2, 2019 at 5:53 am

    Prayers for sweet Ashby. What a brave little girl she is! Praying that her surgery and recovery go as smooth as they possibly can.😘

  • Becky October 2, 2019 at 5:59 am

    Ashby, what amazes me about our God is that He heard our prayers before they left our lips…….

  • Simply Styling October 2, 2019 at 6:02 am

    Praying for her recovery and sending prayers to you too mama !!!

  • Lina October 2, 2019 at 6:07 am

    Prayers for sweet Ashby and your family. Prayers for strength and tenacity.

  • Brittany October 2, 2019 at 6:09 am

    Praying for Ashby today and your entire family. God is a big God and He loves us and is our comforter and perfect healer. Praying you all feel His peace today and that everything goes well. 💜

  • Sheaffer Sims October 2, 2019 at 6:11 am

    Praying for Ashby, for you, and for all the doctors and nurses. Praying for your anxiety, the procedure, and hopefully no nausea after. Love y’all so much.

  • Rebecca October 2, 2019 at 6:19 am

    Praying right now for this sweet girl, a successful surgery, amazing doctors, and for you and your family as you see her go through all of this.

  • Holly S. October 2, 2019 at 6:19 am

    Praying for that sweet girl of yours.

  • Jennifer M October 2, 2019 at 6:36 am

    My prayers are with you today.

  • Ann October 2, 2019 at 6:39 am

    You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Debbie Hammond October 2, 2019 at 6:41 am

    I pray you all will sense His presence and feel His power today as Ashby undergoes surgery. I pray above all that Ashby is wrapped in comfort and God’s healing hand.

  • Bev October 2, 2019 at 6:42 am

    Praying for Ashby now, all of you, and particularly those tending to her. Please Lord, guide each step, each procedure, her recovery. May it all go according to your perfect plan! 🙏🏻

  • Ramona Puckett October 2, 2019 at 6:50 am

    Surrounding all of y’all with love and prayers ❤️

  • Prudence October 2, 2019 at 6:54 am

    Sending prayers of strength, comfort and healing to sweet Ashby and your entire family. I pray that the procedure goes well and her healing process is fast and without any complications. She is the bravest and strongest little girl.

  • Jamie Brown October 2, 2019 at 7:03 am

    Praying for sweet Ashby today (and for Mama).

  • Rachel October 2, 2019 at 7:04 am

    Praying for a smooth surgery and recovery with NO complications!

  • Courtney October 2, 2019 at 7:05 am

    Prayers for you, your sweet Ashby, and all of the medical staff taking care of her today. I pray, Lord, for a procedure that’s successful with no complications. I pray for a speedy recovery with little downtime for this girl. I pray for no pain or minimal pain that can be controlled and I pray she is able to sleep and rest comfortably today. I pray that you would wrap Your mighty arms around them and give them strength, comfort, and peace today. Amen.

  • Elspeth October 2, 2019 at 7:07 am

    Keeping you and sweet Ashby in my prayers all day. She is one strong girl!

  • Cherry October 2, 2019 at 7:09 am

    Prayers for this moment, this day and the days to follow dear Shay! BE ENCOURAGED!!!

  • Laci October 2, 2019 at 7:10 am

    Praying so hard for Ashby and family!

  • Lori October 2, 2019 at 7:11 am

    Prayers for sweet Ashby from Georgia. Never met her, but love her just the same. She seems like the sweetest child. Only God could orchestrate you being this little girl’s Momma! I hope all goes well with the procedure and the recovery is speedy. God bless!

  • Jennifer Baker October 2, 2019 at 7:14 am

    Praying for Sweet Ashby today!

  • Ss October 2, 2019 at 7:14 am

    Praying for your girlie, you & Andrew, and all involved in her stay & surgery.

  • Rebecca Jo Vincent October 2, 2019 at 7:19 am

    Lifting prayers this very moment!!

  • Erin E Port October 2, 2019 at 7:30 am

    Praying for Ashby today and for all of you 🙂 xoxo ERIN

  • Valerie Allen October 2, 2019 at 7:33 am

    Praying for you all. God’s got this.

  • Tracey Shepherd October 2, 2019 at 7:37 am

    Good morning, Shay. My mama heart goes out to you. I just prayed over Ashby’s procedure, and the Lord gently reminded me that “the battle is the Lord’s” (I Sam 17:47). I hope this encourages you today.

  • Connie October 2, 2019 at 7:42 am

    Sending lots of prayers for sweet Ashby ❤️

  • Sonia October 2, 2019 at 7:44 am

    Holy Father,
    You have soothed us, saying “do not worry about tomorrow”.
    Thank you that you pour out your spirit upon each day.
    Thank you that your grace is sufficient for us within each moment that we live.

    So I pray for Ashby and her family that they would know your peace in their hearts.
    A peace that surpasses all understanding.
    A peace that guards their hearts and minds.
    A peace that they receive from Christ himself.

    Lord, as they undergo this surgery, come and be present, watching, waiting, moving to help and guard every moment during this procedure. May they be held in your loving arms and protected from all harm.

    In Jesus name,

    Sending love and hugs xxx

  • Amy Heinl October 2, 2019 at 7:46 am

    Dear Heavenly Fatger, Please put your loving and protective arms around Ashby as she goes through another procedure. Please be with her medical team and guide them with your wisdom. I pray that this procedure is gentle so that yhe side effects are kept to a minimum. We ask this in Jesus’s name…amem

  • Beth Cooper October 2, 2019 at 7:46 am

    Praying right this second!

  • Callie Friesen October 2, 2019 at 7:50 am

    Praying today! Ashby is so brave!!

  • Karen Ward October 2, 2019 at 7:58 am

    Praying for sweet Ashby and your whole precious family!!

  • Kim October 2, 2019 at 8:06 am

    Lifting up prayers for your sweet warrior princess! May God wrap her in the biggest hug with his Masterful hands! Sending your family BIG hugs and lots of love.

  • Sandra Knight October 2, 2019 at 8:06 am

    Prayers for sweet Ashby!!

  • Diana October 2, 2019 at 8:09 am

    sending prayers!

  • kelli October 2, 2019 at 8:18 am

    Praying for Ashby. Praying for YOU as you find the words to help encourage her!

  • Katherine Darlington October 2, 2019 at 8:19 am

    So much bravery in 1 little girl! She’s an inspiration to us all!

  • Brandye October 2, 2019 at 8:19 am

    Shay, I am praying for your sweet Ashby and your whole family. This has to be tremendously difficult. God has got this. Ashby is an amazing young woman and this horrible situation is training her for something more amazing than we can ever imagine. That doesn’t make these days any easier, I know. All the hugs to you all.

  • Taylor Johnson October 2, 2019 at 8:23 am

    I’m praying for that precious, brave girl! And for you too, Mama!

  • Karen Smith October 2, 2019 at 8:25 am

    I have followed you for years but never commented. I have prayed for Ashby and your family when she has procedures. Our 10 year old granddaughter was born with congenital heart condition. Praying extra today.

  • Angelique Dale October 2, 2019 at 8:28 am

    Oh, sweet girl. Sending prayers up for you today as well as for Ashby. XOXO Angelique

  • Jo Biddick October 2, 2019 at 8:34 am

    There is NOTHING that God can’t do! Praying today and during the healing process that God will provide exactly what each member of your precious family needs, especially Miss Ashby.

  • Kristin Lester October 2, 2019 at 8:38 am

    Praying for your sweet girl and your mama heart Shay!! Sending so much love and prayer from PA.

  • Paige E October 2, 2019 at 8:43 am

    Jesus, stay near to Ashby and family today. Hold them close and tight. I pray for less pain and easier recovery. This little girl is a warrior and so is her mama. Thank you for loving them.

  • Michele October 2, 2019 at 8:46 am

    Praying you sweet Ashby, you and Andrew. I’m praying for complete peace and for God to guide the doctor’s every movement.

  • Lisa October 2, 2019 at 8:51 am

    Prayers for sweet Ashby and all of you.

  • Terry Pitzer October 2, 2019 at 8:52 am

    Praying for you and sweet Ashby today!!

  • sandi October 2, 2019 at 8:59 am

    Jesus, watch over Ashby and the surgeons during this procedure. She is fearfully and wonderfully made and a treasured child of God. Amen

  • Raquel October 2, 2019 at 8:59 am

    Praying for sweet Ashby! The Lord is mighty and we believe he will carry her through today. Stay strong Mama!

  • Deb Weber October 2, 2019 at 8:59 am

    Continued prayers for your sweet Ashby, your family and her medical care providers.

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  • Aimee October 2, 2019 at 9:04 am

    Sending Prayers to Ashby, Shay, and Family 🧡

  • Tamra October 2, 2019 at 9:05 am

    Dear Jesus, Please wrap your loving arms around sweet Ashby today. Help her to feel safe, and not afraid. Bless her doctors and nurses with skill. Please give her good health and confidence in you. Amen

    Romans 12:12
    Take care Mama!

  • Kathy October 2, 2019 at 9:06 am

    Ardent prayers being sent up for you and yours.

  • Lisa Richardson October 2, 2019 at 9:07 am


  • Melinda Bridge October 2, 2019 at 9:07 am

    Ashby’s shirts says it all. Prayers for her and your family.

  • Julie October 2, 2019 at 9:08 am

    Prayers for your sweet, brave girl!

  • KRISTIN SMITH October 2, 2019 at 9:08 am

    Oh she is just so precious. I am praying!!

  • Shirley October 2, 2019 at 9:12 am

    Bless this sweet little girl! Ashby’s shirt is just perfect for the day. I could just give her the biggest hug of encouragement during this difficult time! God sure gave her a bunch of resilience, didn’t He? I’m praying, praying, praying!!!

  • Chelsea October 2, 2019 at 9:16 am

    Many prayers for sweet Ashby today & you too!

  • Wendy October 2, 2019 at 9:19 am

    Sending prayers!

  • Jane Rowen October 2, 2019 at 9:21 am

    Praying for you and your sweet girl.

  • Amy D. October 2, 2019 at 9:22 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with sweet Ashby, you and your family. Ashby is so strong and brave. Sending you all my prayers and love.

  • Julie Kitchens October 2, 2019 at 9:24 am

    Praying for sweet Ashby and her family! Ashby you are so Brave and God has great plans for you!!!

  • Kelly October 2, 2019 at 9:30 am

    Praying for your sweet girl!

  • Marisa Patel October 2, 2019 at 9:30 am

    Sending our prayers for sweet Ashby, her doctors, medical staff, parents, siblings, and extended family as you all stand strong for her.

  • Pam Zercher October 2, 2019 at 9:31 am

    Oh Shay! My mama’s heart breaks you and Ashby every time I read she going in for another surgery. I AM praying-for the doctor and anesthesiologists and nurses all around her. And for you as a loving mama. 💜

  • WhittyWife October 2, 2019 at 9:31 am

    Praying for you all. ❤❤ Thank you for updating us and giving us the privilege to pray for your sweet girl.

  • Sheila October 2, 2019 at 9:35 am

    Sending prayers for Sweet little Ashby coming from Wisconsin!! You are such a brave little girl – sending you and your family lots of prayers for a easier recovery!!

  • Beth Valenta October 2, 2019 at 9:37 am

    Prayers for your sweet Ashby and family. I have this next to my bed and thought you could use it. Rest tonight. The things you have been worrying about. God is already working on it.

  • Kathy Cochran October 2, 2019 at 9:45 am

    Praying for sweet Ashby and your family!

  • Corbie October 2, 2019 at 9:45 am

    I’m saying prayers right now for you sweet Ashby; I hope and pray your surgery will be successful today and that you recover from this one easily. You are a strong, brave girl.

  • Jeanne Cobianchi October 2, 2019 at 9:46 am

    She is a true warrior. Sending prayers for her and your family.

  • Tracy October 2, 2019 at 9:46 am

    Praying for y’all today.

  • Jen October 2, 2019 at 9:58 am

    Dearest God, please hold Ashby in Your arms and give her peace and comfort. Place Your hand on the heart of Shay and give her strength before, during and after Ashby’s procedure. May Your love and protection be with the Shulls today, and always. Amen.

  • Renee October 2, 2019 at 9:58 am

    Prayers for sweet, brave Ashby! Also praying for her family as well as the doctors & nurses caring for her!

  • Janie Parham October 2, 2019 at 10:16 am

    Praying that our God of love and mercy will carry Ashley through this day with His healing hand, peace, and grace. May the procedure be successful, without complications, and may the recovery be easy and speedy. Praying with belief and Thanksgiving for what He is going to do. God must have an amazing plan for this dear little girl’s life!

  • Shannon October 2, 2019 at 10:17 am

    So many prayers today for BRAVE Ashby and all her loved ones! God is Good!

  • Megan October 2, 2019 at 10:20 am

    Sending prayers!!!

  • Serena October 2, 2019 at 10:21 am

    Lifting you all up in prayer! Ashby is so brave!

  • Diane Moore October 2, 2019 at 10:34 am

    Adding my prayers

  • Amanda Jennings October 2, 2019 at 10:34 am

    Stopping to pray for you guys and sweet Ashby right now. She is such a brave girl and the lord has BIG plans for her. This is just part of her story that she will get to share one day.

  • Yley Allen October 2, 2019 at 10:37 am

    Prayers for your sweet girl- I really hope her recovery goes better this time. Prayers for your too as I know this is a hard day for you!

  • Julie G. October 2, 2019 at 10:38 am

    I’ve never commented before, but this is just too important not to let you know that I always pray for your sweet family on these surgery days. Thank you for the opportunity to do so. Please know in this very moment I am lifting up your precious Ashby, you, Andrew & her medical team in prayer! May God comfort Ashby and meet her every need.
    “So do not fear because I am with you; for I am your God. I will strengthen and help you.” -Isaiah 41:10

  • Debbie Hein October 2, 2019 at 10:40 am

    Ashby is one of the bravest people I have ever “known”. She is like a super hero. Praying that she has an easier time this go round. Sending love and support for you all.

  • Debbie Dunbar October 2, 2019 at 10:41 am

    I have been praying for sweet Ashby every day! I hope that soon these procedures will be a thing of the past!

  • Erica Brown October 2, 2019 at 10:52 am

    Prayers for sweet ashby today and your family!

  • Emily Newcomb October 2, 2019 at 10:53 am

    I wish I had an ounce of the bravery of sweet Ashby. Sending love and prayers to her and the whole family, and some peace for your mama heart.

  • Amanda @ That Inspired Chick October 2, 2019 at 11:03 am

    BIG prayers for that sweet girl!! ❤❤❤
    That Inspired Chick

  • Leslie October 2, 2019 at 11:04 am

    You’ve got this, Ashby!! You’re such a brave little girl. Much love from California.

  • Kathy Roe October 2, 2019 at 11:04 am

    Praying for Ashby today and for the whole family.

  • Tanya October 2, 2019 at 11:27 am

    Thinking of you all and praying for her surgery.

  • Taylor Shill October 2, 2019 at 11:40 am

    Sending so many prayers today for sweet Ashby <3

  • Stephanie October 2, 2019 at 11:41 am

    Prayers 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 Coming your way !!! 🧡🧡🧡

  • Kim October 2, 2019 at 11:50 am

    Praying for you all today!

  • grace October 2, 2019 at 12:07 pm

    Send lots and lots of prayers your way for both her and your precious family!

  • Julie October 2, 2019 at 12:08 pm

    Sending every warm wish and prayer your way today! I hope Ashby gets through this one much better than last time. I’m so glad the universe brought her to you so she gets to have the most incredible and loving family by her side while she goes through all this.

  • Louise October 2, 2019 at 12:15 pm

    Sending all my love and prayers to your family Shay!

  • shawnna Griffin October 2, 2019 at 12:24 pm

    hey girl- I am praying for y’all- God is in control

  • Morgan Godbold October 2, 2019 at 12:36 pm

    Prayers for such a sweet, strong, brave Ashby!

  • Mandy Kalins October 2, 2019 at 12:47 pm

    Lots of prayers & love for all of you!!

  • molly October 2, 2019 at 12:55 pm

    Saying extra prayers for you and your sweet family, especially Ashby. You are one strong momma!

  • Sarah October 2, 2019 at 1:04 pm

    Praying for Ashby and your whole family. As a mom, I can only imagine how you feel. Ashby is such an inspiration!

  • Michaelann Seiders October 2, 2019 at 1:15 pm

    Praying for your family and all medical personal that come into contact with this super brave little girl!

  • Jackie October 2, 2019 at 1:35 pm

    Sending such big prayers for your sweet Ashby! I hope the surgery goes smoothly and that her recovery isn’t bad at all. XO

  • Mary October 2, 2019 at 1:35 pm

    Love and prayers for you all day today! Is. 41:10 xoxo

  • Heather October 2, 2019 at 1:53 pm

    Prayers from Idaho!

  • Cheryl Cramer October 2, 2019 at 1:54 pm

    God has this little one in His hands and all of you also. She is so brave and so are you. I believe in miracles. Ashby is a miracle. A little amazing wonderful brave miracle. Trust God …He has this.
    Hugs and lots of prayers.

  • Kim M. October 2, 2019 at 2:02 pm

    Praying for Ashby today!!!!

  • Tasha October 2, 2019 at 2:11 pm

    Love and prayers for all of you.

  • Dawn October 2, 2019 at 4:22 pm

    You go, Ashby!!! I’d be willing to bet that seeing your cute self show up at the hospital is an encouragement to children AND adults alike. What a blessing you must be to others. I’ll ask the Lord to allow you to know He is right there with you, taking care of everything.

  • Stacey Mahon October 2, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    Praying for Ashby and your family! Sending lots of love!

  • Janet October 2, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    I pray that all went well with today’s procedure. Praying that she did well with the anesthesia and no complications this time.

  • Allison October 2, 2019 at 7:54 pm

    I’m praying for your sweet little girl and your whole family today. My heart aches that she has to go through with this. I was adopted myself and your story continues to inspire this old 46 year old. I hope you are able to find the comfort and peace that only He can supply.

  • Gina Andrea Reyes October 2, 2019 at 8:10 pm

    Sweet baby girl praying for the Lords peace to give you strength and peace

  • Mary Merrill October 2, 2019 at 9:20 pm

    Praying things went well. Such incredible strength.

  • Kathleen Latham October 2, 2019 at 9:45 pm

    Praying for your girl. I cannot imagine what she has gone through and what you have to endure watching her each time. Praying for the procedure to go as well as possible and a quick recovery!

  • Liz Thorson October 3, 2019 at 12:45 am

    I’ve carried positive thoughts of sweet, brave Ashby and her dear, worried mommy, allllll day long. I’m so hoping this go around was not as difficult, painful and scary as the last one. ❤️

  • Sandy Blitch October 3, 2019 at 9:01 am

    Praying for Ashby is such a privilege. She is a mighty little warrior! But still, I know it is rough on all of you! I pray that by today, she is recuperating peacefully and maybe that will lead to a relaxing day for you and her sweet family.

  • Brooke J October 3, 2019 at 10:29 am

    I notice you didn’t make a post today and that made me worry about how Ashby is doing. Prayers to you and your little girl.

    • Mix and Match Mama October 4, 2019 at 4:45 am

      We spent the whole day recovering. She’s doing so much better today (Friday!). Thank you so much!!

  • KERRY October 3, 2019 at 11:13 am

    I am praying for sweet Ashby as well as you, Andrew and the kids. Also praying for the medical staff. You’ve got one brave little girl there! xoxo

  • Patricia Pearce October 3, 2019 at 12:14 pm

    Praying for you all today.

  • Dena Randall October 3, 2019 at 1:11 pm

    Sending lots of prayers from CO!

  • Joan Walton October 3, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    I am not a religious person, but I am sending every warm and good wish your way for great success, little pain and no complications…for you and your family. Ashby is one tough cookie, going through this time after time with such a strong spirit. And you are one terrific and strong mom. I enjoy reading about your family. I wish Ashby a wonderful life made more deeply enriched by what she has had to overcome.

  • cassie // hi sugarplum October 4, 2019 at 8:58 am

    So much love to you and that precious girl! xo