Five years and 50 minutes ago, I gave birth to the most lovely human I know. It was a 25 hour process from start to finish and worth every second. Ava, you have taught me so much about myself and about life in general these past five years. I’ve seen you grow from a snuggly little baby into a beautiful little girl. You are my love, my light, my best friend (next to Daddy and Aunt Becca). I find it very hard to express in words how happy I am that you are in my life. Just know that your momma loved you before you were born, I love you now and will love you forever.
I cannot wait to see what the next five years hold for us.