She asked me at one point why I was taking care of her and her babies (stuffed animals) and I said:
Me: "Because I love you"
Ava: "Why do you love me?"
Me: "Oh, Ava, because you're easy to love"
Ava: "Why am I easy to love?"
Me: "Oh, for so many reasons, Ava but first of all because you're my daughter."
Ava: "Why am I your daughter?"
Me: "Because God gave you to me? YOU are His gift to me/"
Ava: "Why did God give me to you?"
Me: "Because He's loves me"
Ava: "Why does he love you?"
Me: "Because I'm HIS daughter... and He's a good Father"
Ava: "Yes, he IS a good Father, Mommy. He's just like Daddy and he takes such good care of our family. He loves Daddy and Mommy and Ava and Clara and our whole family and He takes care of us..."
Me: "That's right Ava"
Every time I lay with her and it takes for-e-ver for her to fall asleep or it seems I've sung a million songs, I try to stop and think... It's only for a little while and she won't need me to lay with her or sing her songs anymore, so it's best to snuggle and sing while I can. Besides, I think I'd even miss chatty time.