Mrs. Lynn Johnson

by Lynn Johnson

Asheley Johnson

Asheley Johnson

March 22, 2005, my life changed forever. My twenty one year old daughter Asheley died in a car accident on her way home for Spring break from college.

She was bright, beautiful, talented, selfless and so much more. She lit up the room when she walked in. Everyone wanted to be with Ash or at least talk to her just once.

We flew her from New York (where she attended college) to Cleveland, Ohio to visit her best friend, my niece and to see her new baby (who would be Ash's god-daughter). They spent an awesome week, loving on the new baby. Visiting family, eating all of her favorite foods, etc. Finally, we were going to see her. We were living in Michigan. They got on the road about 4:30pm. I talked to her about 6 and told her based on where they were they should be arriving by 7. I talked to her again about 6:45. Based on reports Ash was gone 15 minutes later. I got a call from my sister saying there had been an accident and the hospital only gave her reports on her daughters. I had to wait. I went to the hospital, only to wait in a cold, quiet room. The sheriff came in that room and uttered those words I will never forget; "Asheley Johnson didn't make it". I dropped to knees in shock.

It's been several years. God has turned my mourning into ministry where I help other mothers who are experiencing loss. It's painful but no longer stings. I look for opportunities to share and help. I miss Ash terribly but I know she is smiling and I can't wait to see her again someday. Until then, I'll continue to encourage and comfort others with the same encouragement and comfort I've received.

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Aug 04, 2015
Thank you
by: Lynn

Thank you AG and Anonymous for your comments. The only thing for certain in this life is that we live and then we die. Let's make the most of what we've been given. Spread Christ Love!

Jul 07, 2015
Give unto them beauty for (ash)es
by: AG

Sometimes the hardest and most painful thing is allowing your mind to wonder: what could have been? What gifts will the world never receive or what words were left unsaid. Some people leave an indelible mark upon those they encounter, Asheley S. Johnson was one of them. She was the first person (outside of my family) that ever told me, "They loved me." It made me feel special and I will never forget that. When I heard she died it was devastating. Three seperate people called me within the hour, and told me the horrible news. I wish I had been more mature, and never taken her for granted. The thought of any pain I ever caused her, hurts me so much more :(

Death lies on her, like an untimely frost
Upon the sweetest flower of all the field.
Romeo and Juliet Act IV, scene 5, line 28.

Jul 07, 2015
by: Anonymous

I find it beautiful when one can lean on God and allow Him to take what is tragically life altering to us and in turn use it to ultimately heal us and others that we're willingly to share our truths with.

Thank you for being willing to do that. He's giving you beauty for ashes.

I've actually began reading your book and its blessed me in ways I didn't know I needed.

Please continue to share your story that is helping others heal.

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