In less than two weeks Ashlyn will be 16.
I can hardly believe it.
For her 16th birthday I wanted to create a gift for her that would include everyone who knows and loves her.
A Bellflower Book was the perfect solution.
Through Bellflower books, you can invite as many people as you would like to contribute their own thoughts and pictures to a one-of-a-kind 12 x12 memory book.
As our friends and relatives contributed stories one by one, I became more and more in love with this idea.
But when this beautiful book came in the mail,
and I sat down to read through page after page of the letters to my daughter, I was overwhelmed.
Overwhelmed by the love and support and kindness surrounding her.
When I found out Ashlyn had autism I wondered about her future.
Would she be loved and accepted and would everyone see passed her special needs to the true, amazing person that I could see?
Paging through this book the answer is yes. Yes a million times over.
She is loved and accepted and loved some more.
And I think this gift may be just as much for her as it is for me.
P.S. Don’t worry, she has no idea about the book and recently informed me she does not read my blog because it is boring (confirming that she is a true teenager) so this post will not spoil the surprise.
Now that I have discovered the AMAZING that is Bellflower Books I am thrilled to be able to give away $75 towards the creation of a Bellflower Book of your own.
Mandatory Entry for the $75 giveaway from Bellflower Books:
– Tell me your idea for a Bellflower Book creation.
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This giveaway is open until midnight July 22nd.
Many thanks to the wonderful ladies at Bellflower Books for giving me the opportunity to create a free photo book in order to perform this review. All opinions expressed are my own.
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