We know that we love you so much it's overwhelming some days.
We know that you absolutely love people.
We know that you are intentionally the most comical of our family.
We know that despite everything you are by far the most empathetic toddler we know.
We know that nurture is stronger than we thought; if you live in a house long enough your mannerisms seem to match your mummy's.
We know it was a great decision to be placed with a sibling; the glue that held our family together for the first few months when you were unsure of the adults.
We know that some of your pain will always be with you no matter what we do.
We don't know why your cry is different when you're left somewhere; like it comes from so deep within you don't know how to voice it.
We don't know whether you'll end up with a chronic illness diagnosis after a gazillion of tests.
We don't know why you don't make a sound when people put needles in you or take blood out of you. Maybe you're just tough!
We don't know if we'll ever stop reading into things you do, because we want to recognise if you feel differently to other toddlers who have had one person care from them from birth.
We don't know if slight changes will always send you into a spin.
But we do know that we trust in Jesus. He doesn't promise your pain will go but he promises to be with you always.
He says that even if you walk through the valley of the shadow of death that He will be with you.
He promises that He can comfort you when that deep pain that you can't explain comes up when you least expect.
He doesn't let you down like we sometimes do.
He'll never leave you, even when we will.
We love you little guy. Praying on for many more years 💕