I'm really struggling now... I've been away from you for 3 nights and it feels like so much longer.
I'm loving our video chats and the photos + video mum is sending me throughout the day. I need it, but it does make me cry sometimes.
Tonight when we FaceTimed, you ate your dinner (steak and veg followed by apple and pear that I cooked for you before I left- you love it!) and Mum showed me how much you like it when she bops you on the head with your soft ball hahaha. You laugh much harder when she says "BING!" at the same time (no idea why?)
Mum told me some news too... You made your first attempt at walking today. You didn't take a proper step, but you did want to and I feel so sure you're going to really get focused on trying soon... I'm so so sad to think it will be while I'm away. I know it's 'for the best' and I know that me working at the bank opens up so many opportunities for our family but I've had moments where I've seriously considered coming home - this is HARD!
Please don't take any steps while I'm away, I don't want to miss it. I'm very proud of you for being a big strong motivated boy but there's plenty of time for walking when I'm there.
Goodnight my Elijah, I miss you xo