Ashley Lyn Carter - September 28, 1984 to December 17, 2006
Last Picture taken of Ashley and the Boys in September 2006
My beautiful daughter Ashley was killed in a car accident along with my two grandsons. She was in an abusive relationship and I feared for her saftey. I never imagined that they would all be taken from me like this. It's like every trace of her life on this earth has been erased.
Ashley was a difficult child. She fought me almost every day of her life. She always thought that I didn't love her as much as her brothers, but truthfully I loved her more. I grew up with three brothers and desperately wanted a daughter.
I remember one day she said that I was never there for her. She didn't realize that I wanted to stay home, but I had to work to support them. Her dad was no help, but she idolized him. She didn't see that I worked hard to feed, clothe and put a roof over her head. She didn't see that I only slept a few hours a night so I could go to her school events, help her with homework, run her to friend's houses, go to work and keep the house in running order.
She was a stong willed child, but after the premature birth of her second son she changed. I think she realized that I did love and care for her. I was there when Hunter was born. She called me at work and I rushed to her side. I watched him struggle to breathe before they intubated him.
I just don't understand why she was taken, just when we were getting along. I think it finally hit her what it means to be a mom and she saw that I did what I had to do so she could have a better life.
Ashley, you are my angel. My beautiful daughter that I love more than life itself. I hope you and your beautiful sons will watch over us and keep us safe. I WILL see you again and then our relationship will be perfect. I love you and miss you!