Saturday, February 2, 2013

10 Years Old

Pinch me.  I must be dreaming.  There is no way my little girl can be 10 years old!  How can time move so quickly?  I remember the weight of her in my arms as a baby.  Those countless hours of rocking her to sleep.  I see the mop of curls on her 3 year old head as she trots off to preschool.  That time when she was 6 and had one front tooth missing...a perfect gap-toothed smile.  The pudgy little hands are now thin and lovely.  Her deep brown eyes growing in wisdom yet always containing that same sweet sparkle.  Her smile lights up a room.  Her kindness pours forth like a balm in a world of cruelty and brokenness.  She is beautiful.


Elaine Acosta said...

She *IS* beautiful! Happy Birthday Ava!

Lynn Leaming said...

Wow! Ava's hair is long and she is so beautiful. While that is nice, the best thing is I know she is beautiful on the inside as well and that is what real beauty is!