Two days ago you made a friend and two days later she is gone. I wish I could change that fact, this is just a part of life, but it is also a lesson I wish you did not have to learn so early.
Over the past few days you had so much fun and it was so great to see you so happy. You found a friend that “lived” right next door. It was so great while it lasted and when tomorrow comes and Ava has to go back to Seattle it is going to break my heat all over again
Every time we had to say goodbye to Ava I knew we were one step closer to this point. She has to go home and you may not see her for a few months, and I hope, as much as you are able, that you can understand. I wish there were more kids for you to play with, kids that did not have to leave to go back “home”.
It was a lot of fun though wasn’t it? We got to go to the pool and swim, you shared floaties and got to swim in the deep end, you got to have her over for a play date and you went to her house for a bit too. I do hope that you will get to see her tomorrow at the pool one last time, but at the same time, I know that the “last time” is always the hardest, and it would almost be easier to just leave it at that, but I will leave that up to your mother in the morning.
They may visit in January around New Years, that’s what her grandma said, so hopefully you will get to see her. I know we may be living in a house by then, but we will make it a point to get together with them when they are here, I promise.
I love you sweetheart, and I know that people say that my job as a father is not to make you happy, but that is so hard for me when you are my little girl. There are rules and boundaries, but at the same time, I want you to be happy and to have all of the joy and happiness that I had as a kid and then some. I hope that when you read this you can make sense of what I am saying.
I love you with all my heart my Talia. My beautiful little princess.