Today is Esteban’s 9th birthday!
This month also marks four years that I’ve been sponsoring Esteban, and getting to know him through letters.
This year, I had the privilege of sharing birthday cake with Esteban in an early birthday celebration during our child visit day last month in Managua. Toward the end of the day, we all gathered together to sing “Happy Birthday” to the children with birthdays in October and November.
It was very special for the children, and Esteban even teared up a bit with emotion during the song.
Afterwards, I got to hug him, wish him a Happy Birthday in person for the first time, and share some cake with him.
It was a special moment for us, and has been on my mind today as I imagine him celebrating his birthday at home with his family.
Happy 9th Birthday, Esteban!