Though we weren't yet aware of your presence on this day last year, you were here, and I am SO incredibly thankful. This has been the best year of my entire life, and it's only the beginning, kiddo. I cannot wait to see what the years to come will bring!
I would be remiss if I didn't acknowledge your part in this great adventure of ours. Thank you so much for entrusting me with your littlest (and yet, ironically, biggest) blessing. Thank you for delivering her to us safely, and for keeping her alive and breathing each and every night. Thank you for your guidance on this path, and I ask you to please continue to provide direction to us on how to be the parents Ava deserves - the parent you are to us. Please, Lord, keep our baby safe and alive, and our family together.
Happy one year of living, Ava!