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Letter to my son on his first birthday

Today it’s your first birthday! Behind there are those two years where we were searching for you in a thousand different ways. Fears, concerns, frustration and sometimes even despair. Today we celebrate that we have been together for 12 months, growing together, sharing beautiful moments that we will always treasure.

In a near future all of this will be engraved upon the very bottom of your memories and your heart. I doubt you will be able to remember them, that’s why I’d like you to know a few things so that when you’ve reached the age when you can not only read them but also understand them you will be able to appreciate them:

The day you were born was the most painful one I have ever lived in my life, but you know what they say out there is true, the moment I saw you and held you in my arms all the pain just vanished. Thank you so much for giving away so much love on just the first look without even barely known us at all, apart from what you’ve probably been told up there 😉


When we finally got home your big sister didn’t know how to handle so much excitement. We had never seen her so happy and cheerful before. You are her favourite people, although she squashes you sometimes, hugs you to the point of almost make you choke yourself or kisses you  until she leaves you breathless. I know you kinda like it too. I can see how you look at her, how you search for her and need her. One day, not too far away, you will become the support of one another, you will trust one another, and that relationship, if you both take care of it, will never be able to get broken.

Thank you little E, though you were always be my baby, I won’t be able to call you so for too much longer, we are eternally grateful to you because in a world of so much darkness you have brought us light. Your name means Eternal, Constant, Everlasting. That’s what you are for us, along with your sister, an eternal blessing that reminds us of a family’s true worth.

You still have many adventures to live, you’re not running yet, even though you would love to and you’re very close to achieve it. You haven’t said your first sentence although there’s probably interesting conversations up in your mind. We look forward to sharing all those amazing moments with you, we pray daily to our Heavenly Father so that we can be the type of parents you need to keep growing up, developing and reaching your fullest potential.

With our dearest love,

Your family that adores you,

Sam, Eli & J


  1. Wednesday February 1st, 2017 / 10:36 AM

    Que preciosa carta!! me has hecho moquear….sois una bendicion para E y J esoooo segurisimoooo!!! y por supuesto elloa un hermoso regalo para nosotros.
    Linnnndo mi bebito!!! y por supuesto su princesa protectora.
    No se si llegue a verlo q sale a una mision pero de seguro se que lo hara!!! Un soldado valiente que sabra enfrentar las adversidades de la vida dando lo mejor de el y por supuesto disfrutandola, apreciando todo lo bueno y lo que valga verdaderamente la pena.
    Le quiero un monton!!!!

    • elituesbay
      Friday February 3rd, 2017 / 11:04 PM

      muchas gracias mami. Sabemos que le quieres un monton! Sabes que J cree que le ha escuchado decir “yaya”? jeje

  2. Monday February 6th, 2017 / 12:36 AM

    oh such a beautiful letter, happy birthday little man x

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