"I am ugly now, Mama."
No, Ava. You are the epitome of beauty. You symbolize strength, stamina, and courage. Your body bears the marks of a warrior who has gone to battle with the resilience to never ever give up. You have endured more than the average man and I have yet to see a face more radiant than yours. We will walk with you to the very edge, and then we will carry you the rest of the way should you falter.