S: Ava Rose: Daughter & Friend
1: This book is dedicated to my best friend, Ava Rose. Mommy loves you!
2: My Mother’s Arms Mom, I knew I loved you before, but now I love you even more. On October twenty-fifth my Ava was born-her skin so pink and body so warm. When you walked in the room to comfort me, I thought that’s my mom with whom I stayed for three months times three. You nurtured me, and I’ll nurture Ava Life is so cyclical, and I’ll forever hold her birth pivotal. Something else I want to say is that I’m thankful for your love each and every day. Every morning before I head to work, I feed Ava, sing to her and give her a little burp. Slowly to the crib we walk as I continue to sing With my arms wrapped around her-ever so gently she clings. At times such as this, I think how you were, And each day I strive to give the same to her. Thank you for singing to me, for holding me with your cheek to mine; Whenever I press my cheek to Ava’s, I think of your love each time. I know this is the time of year to give a card, flower, candy or charm, But please know for this Mother’s Day I’m most thankful for my mother’s arms.
3: Mothers and daughters are closest when daughters become mothers. ~Author Unknown
6: A daughter is a little girl who grows up to be a friend. ~Author Unknown
8: A Smile As Sweet As Spring
10: April Showers Bring May Flowers
13: it's always spring in a mother's heart
14: spring: a. The season of the year, occurring between winter and summer, during which the weather becomes warmer and plants revive, extending in the Northern Hemisphere from the vernal equinox to the summer solstice and popularly considered to comprise March, April, and May. b. A time of growth and renewal.
16: "be like the flower, turn your face to the sun." - Kahlil Gibran | It's a beautiful day, don't let it get away.
18: "Blossom by blossom the spring begins"
19: It's a beautiful day, don't let it get away.
21: A Smile As Sweet As Spring
22: Nothing Is So Beautiful As Spring