Ava Grace's Closet: Dear Ava...Now You're 7
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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Dear Ava...Now You're 7

Dear Ava,
Today is your birthday. 7!! 
Last night, as you went to sleep, I told you it would be your very last night going to sleep as a 6 year old. 
Time is going by far too quickly.
And as I look back at pictures of you - I feel like it was just yesterday that you came home with us. Started walking. Started talking.
Started sleeping in a big girl bed.
Started kindergarten.
Started swimming lessons.
Next, I'll be remembering when you started driving. 

You are in first grade at a new school this year and have made lots of new friends.
You love to read and are the very best in the entire class - I can't keep up with what level you are at these days. We are so proud of you.
Drawing is your very favourite thing and you have taken to watching youtube and copying an artist there - filling up your sketch books faster than I can buy them.
Although I have asked you more times than I can count, you refuse to take dance lessons insisting that you "already know how to dance". And yes it's true, you do have the moves. #yougetthatfromme
You and your brother still fight like cats and dogs. I think you enjoy irritating him and he obviously feels the same.
One day, this will all change.

If I had one wish for you on this, your 7th birthday, it would be that you always stay true to who you are.
Do what makes you happy.
And never compromise.

You are truly a special child.
Sent to me perhaps when I didn't realize I needed you most.
And today, we couldn't imagine a life without you in it.
We LOVE you Ava girl.

Have the very best day.
Tonight, we CELEBRATE you.


  1. Dearest Susan,
    Happy Birthday to your cute Ava Grace!
    Enjoy her precious day.
    Sending you hugs and kisses, from both of us.
    Mariette & Pieter

  2. Happy Birthday Ava Grace! You are obviously a cherished little girl with an unimaginable future ahead. Beautiful tribute, Mom.


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