Today, my youngest granddaughter, Ava, turns to the ripe old age of 3 years.
I have many wishes for you and a few for myself.
Today my big wish for you is:
Happy Birthday, Ava!
I wish I had more pictures of you and I wish we spent more time together.
My own grandfathers died when I was very young and I never really got to know them very well, but I do remember them.
I treasure you, Ava; and, there is a picture of you embedded in my mind. As you grow older, my hope is that we spend much quality time together over many, many years.
I wish you a very long and healthy life full of happiness, fulfillment, and satisfaction. May you live to be 120.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AVA!