A day we thought might not happen has arrived (…. or will do tomorrow – we celebrated early this year). Eloise turns 3! Sometimes words (or tears) can’t adequately describe how we feel. But here goes:
You are a much loved and beautiful daughter. It is very difficult to express in words how proud we are of you, how loved and cherished you are and how much we admire you.
You may not understand all these words yet but for now know this:
- You are loved.
- You are brave.
- You are a fighter.
- You are full of life
- You are courageous.
- You are a much-loved sister.
- You are amazing.
- We couldn’t love you more and you are so special to us.
We are so proud of all the challenges you have faced and overcome. We love the way you have danced, smiled, cuddled and courageously persevered. We have enjoyed watching you play with Kobe, taking you to the occasional, quiet, soft play and dressing up with Anna.
You are deeply loved by many and a deep inspiration to many more. We speak life and fullness and joy over you and a great future filled with friends, laughter, sleepovers, horse riding, peace and an unshakeable bond with God.
May the next 12 months continue to be miraculous – with huge health advancements, deep friendships as you start pre-school and return to church, increased strength (especially to play) and a growing confidence.
We love you.
For those that pray:
- Thank God for Eloise and for reaching her third birthday
- Thank God that Eloise is in remission and pray that she continues to be!
- Give thanks for a fun half term with cousins and a little tea party to celebrate Eloise’s birthday
This week is a particularly busy week of appointments and admin for Eloise. Plus Pete is away with work in Kenya for the week (Mel’s mum is kindly staying to help Mel and the girls). We would greatly value your prayers for:
- Eloise’s appointments with Epilepsy Consultant, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Community Nurses
- Eloise starting round 11 of Chemo on Thursday – pray for the usual logistics around giving a toddler a General Anaesthetic and intrathecal chemotherapy at the Royal Marsden.
- Anna and Eloise’s general health – both girls have been unwell in the past week. Eloise needs to be well to receive the intrathecal chemo on Thursday – please pray that she is strong enough and also avoids picking up Anna’s illness either.
- Wisdom about responding to Eloise’s draft EHCP to the local authority – pray that Eloise is provided the best and most appropriate support for her education.
- Pray for limited side effects of the chemo – particularly pray for limited (or no!) tiredness, nausea, food aversion, tremors and sore skin.
- Pray the chemo does its job and keeps the cancer away!