Ashley + Val


To think when I first met Ashley 4 years ago that I’d get to film this sweet video of her and her daughter, we might have both laughed in your face. They weren’t thinking of having kids anytime soon, and I definitely had no intention of doing family films like this. I look back on these 4 years and how much has changed for both of us, but we’re still the same goofy best friends laughing over coffee and being intentional with our friendship.

When Val came into the picture, I don’t think Ashley knew what an amazing mom she would be. I think she still doesn’t. But every time I see these two together (which is a LOT, Ashley devotes so much time to this little lady), I’m reminded of what a gift moms are. I know she would do anything to see Val healthy, happy and loved. She is such a powerful example of a young mom in my life, all while devoting time to her marriage, faith, friends and her business as well.

Note to self: be more like this woman. I’ve been incredibly blessed to know this family, and gosh, to be able to share in these memories and give them a video like this is a gift I don’t want to take for granted. Here’s to a lot more giggles, peek-a-boo, and learning from each other.

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