Happy Birthday my Sweetheart.

Today you are five.

I feel as though I don’t have much to say today.  Every time I think about you turning five, I feel myself close to tears.  I expect that’s normal – you, my biggest girl start school next week – and it is a humungous change for everyone.  I’m gonna miss you darling one – I know that’s silly.  You’ve been at kindy four days a week for almost the whole year – I should be used to it, right?!  But this is different… this feels …different.  And it makes me happy and proud and a bit sad too.

Oh man, I know you’re ready for it though – so ready.  You are going to L-O-V-E – love school.  I can’t wait for you to come home each day and tell me all the wonderful things you’ve learned.  It has been amazing to watch your confidence bloom in the last few months – and I just know as you settle into school, that you’re gonna soar!

Ava, I am so proud of the big girl you are becoming.  I admire your creativity, your wonderful story-telling, your patience and kindness.  I love that you are so clever and thoughtful and persistent.  I love the conversations we have – the way you can make me laugh and the clever insights that make me realise your brain never stops ticking!!  You bring me immense joy every day.  I am so lucky to be your Mama.

Happy Birthday Darling One.  I hope you have the most amazing fifth birthday ever.

I love you always and forever

Mama xoxo (times infinity)

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