My sweet Ava,
In a way, I can’t believe it has already been five years since we were blessed with you. It seems like you’ve always been a part of our family. And I can’t imagine what our family would be like without your sweet, uncontrolled giggle and your silliness and your girly-ness.
Your first name means “sings like a bird,” and your giggle is sweet music to my ears.
Speaking of ears, you begged and begged to get your ears pierced, so that was our gift to you this year. You sat very still and didn’t cry at all when they were pierced. You’ve also been very diligent to remind me to clean them three times each day. I guess our little girl is really growing up!
Another way I can tell you’re growing up is that you’re in kindergarten this year…and you’re doing great! You LOVE to work on your math lessons with me, and you’re eager to learn to read. I can’t wait until you’re reading chapter books all on your own; I know you’ll love it!
Most of all, as you grow and mature, our hope and prayer is that you will learn to love Jesus with all of your heart, that you will give your life to Him, and that you will do your best to always obey Him. That’s what will give you a satisfied, purposeful life. That’s our greatest prayer for you, sweet girl.
Happy 5th birthday, Ava Joy! I love you to the moon and back!