Alex today, with his Mario birthday cake.
I'm so proud of you Alex.
You're the nephew that everyone wants to have.
I'm a lucky Aunt for having you in my life.
You're so loving and caring and sensitive and original.
I have always loved your unique sense of humor as well. Being around you makes me always happy :)
Alex in 2002
I treasure all the memories of you as a little boy. I cannot believe that you're already turning 11.
You have always been an animal lover. This photo is from 2002
Do you know how many people care about you?
Many! Because you always bring something unique to other people's lives.
Here you were graduating from Kindergarten. This is a very special picture for me. Your cousin Diego just started Kindergarten this year and one day he will be graduating just like you in this picture.
Here you are with your beautiful sister Camila and your beloved doggy in 2005.
There is so much that I would like to tell you mi sobrino! But here are a few words for you:
Just between you and me:
I know that around this age you're going to start asking yourself many questions and one of them will be: why am I different? My answer will always be an affirmation: we are all different Alex. Each one of us on planet Earth is like a small universe, there aren't two people that are the same. Thank God that that's the way it is! Otherwise imagine how boring everything would be :)
Each one of us has a gift for something, even if that something is the smallest thing ever.You're fortunate to have many gifts. You're an extremely intelligent boy with an amazing memory and a great curiosity to learn new things. You love to research and find out about everything all by yourself.
Also, wherever you go, people love you because you're so transparent and authentic and genuine. I love it how you always remember people's names. Did you know that most of us have a hard time doing that? Years after you meet someone you still remember her/his name. Remember Janice? Diego's therapist? She only saw you a couple of times and she still remembers you even though she doesn't work with Diego anymore. Not too long ago I got an e-mail from her and guess what? She asked me about you, she wanted to know how you were doing.
Alex, you should know that you're a very special person, you're unique and you have a whole life in front of you for realizing your dreams. I cannot wait to celebrate each one of your accomplishments in the future. You rock Alex! Please, don't ever, for a second, think that you cannot realize your dreams. I want you to know that if you ever need my help for anything I will always be here for you. Maybe one day we will even end up designing some of the video games that I know you will be creating, that would be so exciting :)
I want to send you a big hug today!!!!
And all my love!!!
Can't wait to see you again!
Tu Tia Elsita :)