Saturday, August 8, 2009

Ava Day...

Today Bridget and I had an Ava day :) We took Ava shopping for school clothes and shoes. I could tell that she absolutely loved having us to herself. She wanted to hold both of our hands at all times. As we were sitting in the dressing room watching our firstborn try on clothes, I felt so many feelings.

Nostalgia ~ 5 years ago, this beautiful little creature changed my life. and now she is moving on and starting the next chapter of her journey in life.

Pride ~ She is just like me, so strong yet so scared at the same time. Wants to be independent and do it her way, but is afraid of making mistakes and not being "perfect".

Sadness ~ I wish we were still the little family of 4 that Ava longs for, but we will continue to show her our love and support as her parents.

Hope ~ I hope she loves school and learning. I just know she is ready to take off and absorb it all! I hope she knows her worth and her strength and her place in this world.

Happy Ava Day to my sweet, smart, amazing, beautiful, funny, makes-me-so-mad-and-makes-me-laugh-all-at-once firstborn child! Mommy loves you very much!


  1. Aww, that's beautiful Dina. I'm so glad you guys had a Happy Ava Day! She's obviously a wonderful girl with a pretty wonderful mama.

  2. What an exciting time for Ava. Get lots of pictures.

  3. What a moving post, Dina. What a wonderful way to celebrate this new chapter in Ava's life!

  4. How sweet! I am glad that she got such a great day with both of you! And I LOVE LOVE LOVE the name Ava, btw! I wanted to name Abbie that, but our last name is Garner and I didn't want an Ava Garner. Lol

  5. Awww that is so sweet. I love the part about "her worth".