Happy 3rd Birthday!
Although you have celebrated all of your birthdays in heaven, your legacy continues here. Both in our family, and in other families through Esther’s Hope.
Tomorrow, we will have a birthday party for you.
We have flowers and balloons, and cake with pink sprinkles. Your big sister insisted that we get the princess plates and napkins. She was sure that would be your favorite. I agreed because you are our little princess. And you are the daughter of the true King! You are enjoying His magnificence even now!
Tomorrow we will also have presents for you. A few days ago, Kyla began gathering up several of her most prized possessions and said they were for you for your birthday. So we wrapped them up. Kyla is planning on opening them for you, but she said today she really wished you were here to open them yourself. She misses you very much. But she was so happy when I told her about heaven – where you are on your birthday. She was especially happy to hear that you never get any owies! She really loves you.
Today, on your birthday, we wanted recognize some of the greatest gifts you have brought into our family…
You have given us a wonderful opportunities to talk about heaven and focus our lives and our family on eternity.
You have given us the chance to reach out to other families who are hurting over the death of their baby.
You have given us the chance to trust Jesus even when we have so many earthly questions.
You have given us the chance to truly love someone we don’t even fully know.
You have given us the chance to talk about and show the humanity of the unborn.
You have taught us to value one another and treasure every day we get together.
Thank you for being part of our family. Thank you for the wonderful things you have brought us. No one else can replace you. We wish you were here today to open your presents and celebrate. But even though we are apart for now, we want you to know how very much we love you. Happy Birthday!
With So Much Love,
Mommy, Daddy, Kyla, and Elijah