I will always remember the night my sweet girl gave birth for the first time. It started in the middle of the night and progressed faster than any of us anticipated. She sat on a chair her arms around her husbands strong shoulders and got to business. The contractions came hard and fast and I remember her saying "where are the breaks!" That was when she got in the birthing tub and shortly after our little angel, Ava came into this world. Born into her mama's hands and laid there on her chest. What a night that was. It changed all of our lives forever. In just a few short weeks I began to know a kind of love I had never experienced, the love that a Grandma has for her grandchild. Oh how sweet it is!
I am ever grateful that I have photos of Ava's all too short but amazing life.
I think of Ava and part of me wishes she was still here so we could celebrate her being 10 today but God had a bigger plan for her life and for all of us that remember her today. I am grateful for the 4 years that she was here with us and will forever be changed by her life. Thank you Dave and Amanda for the way that you loved her and for letting me be a part of that. Mom