Elijah’s 1st Birthday
Thank you to all our donors, we have met our fundraising goal.
On January 23rd 2017 Elijah came into our world. We thought that we would have a lot to teach him, but what we weren’t expecting was that he’d be teaching us so much more.
Elijah finds joy in the most obscure things: wiggling fingers, a spinning top, a scrunched nose. Through that we’ve learnt to appreciate the little things that make up our life, trying hard to be present to the wonder in everything around us.
He wakes up every morning flapping his hands excited about life. It’s our favourite part of the day as we contest for the opportunity to pick him up so we can experience that moment with him. Through that we’ve been reminded that life is a great adventure, every morning another exciting opportunity to discover what is in store for us.
Most importantly, Elijah’s wants are nothing more than the basics – food, a safe place to sleep and the love of those around him. In return he gives us and the world all his energy and enthusiasm. In this we’ve come to see that in life we should only take the little we need and give all we have.
And so we would thought what better way to celebrate his first birthday by doing just that. What he needs, he already has, so what he can give is everything else.
This year, we’ve decided to invest the money that we would have spent on his first birthday celebration into the Palmera’s Pass The Gift project.
This is an amazing project that builds sustainable rural agricultural businesses for women in Sri Lanka’s North while strengthening communities through a values-based approach.
Many of you, our family and closest friends, have asked about celebrating Elijah’s first birthday with him. We ask this year that you celebrate with him by giving to this cause because you’ve already given him what he needs this year – your love.
All our love
Nish and Abs