As I promised, here is Ashton Mark, the newest Stromswold, and his daddy, Shay.
And here he is with his big sister Madison and mom Heidi. I have some glowing pictures of Ashton with his very proud Grandpa, too, but the elder Stromswold wouldn’t let me publish them. Bashful, I guess.
It was family week here. Mark’s sister from Mississippi and her husband were here for a few days. I became an aunt Monday and a grandma Wednesday.
On a sadder note, Mark’s brother and his wife lost a granddaughter on Thursday. Acacia was 18 and didn’t recover from brain surgery. My heart goes out to her family in Regina and here. She inspired her mother Jacque to create Hope’s Home, which is a facility dedicated to providing daycare for fragile children. It is the first of its kind in Canada and is highly acclaimed.