Thursday, June 3, 2010
My sweet Ava will turn 5 on Monday...the same day as the adoption hearing. I don't want her to get lost in the shuffle so wanted to celebrate her with a posting of her own!
Since the child was born she has been SPUNKY! You've heard of the spirited child, right? Well times that by about ten and you have my Ava. She is full of life. She is one of a kind and knows exactly what she wants and how she wants it. We joke that her determination and fiestiness will either make her the first female president or an inmate! She can do absolutely anything she sets her mind too. She is breathtakingly beautiful and has a heart for people who are hurting. She often will cry for her grandpa in Jamaica that she misses or for an area that has expereienced some kind of natural disaster or struggle. She prays for her grandpa and his caregivers every single day and often for children who have less than she has.
The past year she has had the biggest adjustment of not being the baby anymore and having to share mommma's lap with not one, but two other little ones and she has done a fabulous job of it. Not to say she hasn't had her "I am Ava hear me roar" moments but she has been a trooper.
She is intensely shy at times but wants to branch out. I'm sure that is something we'll see as she starts school in the fall. She loves to wear dresses and makeup but will hold a frog and wrestle a boy to the ground in an instant. She laughs easily and dances to the beat of her own drum and I am so thankful for her heart and her SPUNK. She is a true joy!
My Ava doesn't know how beautiful she is and doesn't know how funny she is and she has no real idea of how smart or athletic she is. She is just now starting to discover how much Jesus loves her and it is my prayer that she will feel that to the core of her soul. Happy Birthday Ava! Five is going to rock. Kindergarten here we come!