Elijah

I decided to write a post introducing you to my nephew, Elijah. Elijah is a big part of my life and since I will be mentioning him in upcoming posts, I wanted to give you some backstory on who he is and what he means to me.

My nephew Elijah was born in June 14, 2014. I remember the day so vividly. I was celebrating my birthday a little early because the Luke Bryan concert was happening on my actual birthday weekend (priorities, right?), and a few of my girlfriends and I were out celebrating my birthday. I was having a really great time out with my friends but little did I know how much better my night would get. I had been texting with Cait (Elijah’s mom) so I knew she was in labor, but when she sent me the first pictures of him, I started to cry because I already loved with the sweetest little baby from the second I saw a picture from him.

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I met Elijah the next afternoon and loved him even more. Our connection grows with every experience that we share. I can confidently say that my life has changed for the better with him in it. From the first day I met him, the child brought a light into my life that I didn’t know was missing. Watching him grow has been such a thrill for me.

I am fortunate to be able to spend time with my nephew on an almost weekly basis. I try to think of fun things to do with him, and I always try to teach him something new. What I am realizing is that every time I spend time with him, he teaches me new things, too. He reminds me to take a minute and enjoy a song on the radio and he shares my love of Swedish Fish and chicken nuggets.

From me teaching him that pizza crust tastes way better dipped in homemade ranch, to me learning how to properly install a car seat so I can drive him places for our adventures, the experiences that I have with this kid are priceless.

He’s a pretty important person in my life and I’m so excited to see what memories we make in the upcoming months of our weekend adventures together.

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