Next Week A Birthday is Coming…
Dear Guillianna and Elijah:
Next week is Eli’s birthday, and I sent a package to you. Inside are Eli’s birthday gifts- to celebrate how amazing you are, and a big sister gift for Guillianna, to say what an amazing big sister she has always been. It is hard for us to pick out your favorite things, since we do not get to see or talk to either of you. We still hope that you will like them, and have fun. I sent them special delivery because with all the airlines having issues due to predicted storm/hurricane expected to hit in the Carolinas, I did not want to risk it being late. I did get notification from UPS that it was delivered to your home thank goodness.
This is a video of Eli the day he was were born. Since you arrived so early, Nana, Poppy and Guillianna were still in the Mitten that day, and Daddy had to be in Afghanistan. Guillianna stayed with us in the months before you came while Mommy was letting you grow big enough to come meet everyone. And after you were born, she stayed at the hospital every minute to make sure sweet baby Elijah was doing good. When he was able to go home he and Mommy spent time together helping Eli get bigger and stronger.
We hope this birthday is extra special for Eli and want to tell you that we would be there with you if we were welcomed to do so. We have asked. Please know how much we love you both, and how much we hope the birthday is full of new friends, birthday celebrations and a theme that makes you smile ear to ear.
All our love to you both, today, forever and always,
❤️Nana and Poppy❤️