type='text/javascript'/> A Latte Talk: Happy Birthday, Ava

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Happy Birthday, Ava

My dear, sweet, spunky Ava -

What a bright light you are to our family! You're 4 years old! I don't know what Daddy and I would do without you. You are charming, you are talkative, you are so so very naughty.

Yes, that's right, I said naughty. You push buttons and boundaries as if it is a commandment in the Bible.

You are emotional, sensitive, dare I say Melancholy? You come by that honestly, both Mommy and Daddy are a bit melancholy. We love that about you. I love that you cry when you see others hurting. I love that you have so many feelings in your little heart.

God has given you a unique and beautiful spirit, made in His image. You are beautiful. You are loved, albeit imperfectly by us, you are loved perfectly by God.

You make us laugh. Laugh so hard our tummies hurt. You have a way of saying things that just sends me into a complete giggle-fest. I love being your Mommy!

More than anything else, Daddy and I pray that you will grow up to be a little girl who is passionate about your Savior. That you will feel the pain of someone who does not know Him, and reach out in love. That is my prayer for you.

As you enter this big new age of 4, may God bless you. May God etch His life in your heart, may he soften you to love Him.

Bring it on, age 4. Spunk, naughtiness, boundary-pushing, and tears. Hugs, kisses, smiles, belly laughs, wide-eyed learning, and love.

Happy Birthday, Ava-Beva. I love you.


Kelly @ Love Well said...

Happy Birthday Ava! Four is a wonderful age.

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Happy Birthday, sweet girl! Those pictures are just precious.

Becoming Me said...

She is lovely. Happy birthday to your girl

Martha said...

What a wonderful, beautiful post! Your daughter is truly lucky and very blessed to be loved so much. When you wrote, "I don't know what Daddy and I would do without you," I was reminded how often my husband and I say the same thing to/about our daughter. She changed us in the best ways possible. I hope your daughter has a wonderful and very happy birthday!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Ava!
You are a beautiful girl who is loved so dearly by your mom and dad. Where did you get those beautiful curls? They are fabulous! I hope you had a wonderful day with family and friends. Jenny that was a beautiful post to your daughter. Oh the love of a mommy. It reminds me to write some notes like that for my kids to read as they grow. Thanks for the idea. Love to your family.
Michelle Henson

Jennifer said...

Happy Birthday Ava!!!

Dawn S. said...

Yes, HAPPY BIRTHDAY sweet Ava! I have your present waiting for you!! Hope to see you soon!

Auntie Dawn

Rachel said...

Happy happy birthday Ava!! You are a charmer.

Sarah said...

Happy birthday sweet, little Ava!!! I hope you had a fun day :-)