A letter to my boys

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Eva LaBeau

I am so blessed to have these beautiful humans in my life.

Dear Eiden and Rory,

I’m so proud of you both. 

I’ve been blessed enough to watch you boys grow into beautiful humans. I know that I get upset sometimes, and I know that I’m not always the most fun, but I could not be more thankful for the fact that I get you two as my nephews as well as two of my favorite humans in the world.

I don’t know if you’ll read this, and that’s okay. Either way, I do my best to let you boys know that you are so special and so loved. I am so incredibly proud of you for what amazing people you are growing into. 

Eiden Wyndham, your kindness astounds me. I don’t know anybody with a bigger heart than yours. You are so good at making friends and treating them right. You are so much smarter than I was at your age—realistically, probably smarter than I am, now, in some ways. You made me an aunt eight years ago, and I’m so happy you did. You’re almost as tall as me, and that terrifies me, but I’m so blessed to be able to watch you grow. 

I have no intention other than to be the best aunt I can for you, and I fall short of that sometimes. I’m still learning, and I hope that you understand that.”

Rory Rainn, you are one of the funniest people I know, and your mischievous side always makes an appearance. You’re the sweetest troublemaker I know. You are so funny and so sweet—even if you have a unique way of showing it—and you never fail to make me smile. You say the strangest things and it is constantly fun with you. 

The two of you together, albeit a somewhat destructive pair, have so much potential to be a revolutionary force. 

Words cannot express my love for you boys, and I hope you know and never forget that. I will never be able to explain to you boys exactly how much you mean to me. 

I’m sorry that I can get upset fairly easily, and I’m sorry that I tend to be a bit short with you sometimes. I have no intention other than to be the best aunt I can for you, and I fall short of that sometimes. I’m still learning, and I hope you understand that.

I am so proud of you both. You’ve grown so much since you were brought into this world, and you continue to grow every day. You will never be too old to be my little boys, and I’m so happy to be able to watch you every step of the way. 

I love you both so much.

Your (self-proclaimed) favorite aunt,

Eva