Really? Like, where does the time go? Ayva is 5 years old today, and I’m actually still tripping over the fact that I even had a baby! Now that baby is a walking, talking, singing, dancing little ball of sass. This year is particularly poignant because it’s her last year of preschool. Kindergarten starts in the fall, and from there, she’s just going to keep getting older and taller and smarter and prettier. I’m ready, but I’m not ready. When I think about it all, I just want to pick her up, sit her on my lap, and snuggle her all the way through college. That’s not realistic is it, though?
I’m getting ahead of myself, though. For now, we’ll just take the day to celebrate Ayva’s 5th birthday, and keep creating memories, and be grateful five years later, the haiku that I wrote when Ayva was just a baby, is still more relevant now more than ever:
I can’t remember
Was I ever this happy
Before you were born?
Happy 5th Birthday, Ayva Grace!