Our little one is not so little anymore. Ava turned five years old in December, 2010. She is beautiful, loving, kind, and quite the comedian! Her health is problems have all but disappeared, thank goodness.
The past year has been difficult due to Ava's parents splitting up. I am her paternal grandma, and my son is the noncustodial parent. Consequently, I don't get to be involved in Ava's day-to-day life like I used to be. It's an uncomfortable situation, to be sure, but it certainly makes me appreciate every moment I spend with Ava. I love her so much.