The Rumley Family

Loving Jesus, Loving Life

Happy 6th birthday, Ava Joy!


Dear Ava,

You counted down the days until your sixth birthday, and now it’s already 22 days later, and you’re counting down the days until Christmas. You are the kind of kiddo that grabs life and lives it fully. You are wonderful.

As I sit back and watch you, I realize that my baby girl is becoming a young lady. Your baby features are leaving, and you are growing up. You are reading short books now, and you are SO helpful around the house. You love to put away clean dishes, and you especially love making muffins all by yourself!

You also still love to laugh, and that makes my heart smile. Just yesterday, you were following Daddy around as he got ready for work, mimicking his every move and giggling constantly. You love to do little pesky things just to get a laugh.


I love it when you play with my hair – sometimes brushing it, sometimes putting pretties in it, sometimes making ponytails – while Daddy reads to us at night. That is so special to me.

You’ve recently started asking a lot of questions during our Bible reading time, and that’s really fun. We want you to have a love for God’s Word and a desire to understand it. I pray that you will always love His Scriptures.


Our greatest desire for you, sweet girl, is that you will be fully satisfied in Jesus and always find your source of JOY in Him. We want you to live the life that He has planned for you. And it’s exciting to watch you grow into a young lady who loves Him!

I love you more than you’ll ever know! Happy (belated) birthday!!!


{Awesome pictures taken by our dear friends at DaveTree Photography.}


  1. Such great pictures!!! I especially like the first two. Happy slightly late birthday, Ava!

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