Dear Ellie Jo,
Today was your birthday. This morning your earthly mommy and daddy woke up to hope and dreams for the life they would live with you. They love you so very much. Mommy has been dreaming and planning for you for a very long time. She is such a wonderful woman and I know you would have been loved and nurtured in a happy and loving home.
But for some reason you made your arrival too soon. And as much as we wanted you to wait till March it just didn't happen. It is a mystery that we struggle to understand.
Your daddy told me about how perfect you are. How beautiful you are and how brave your mommy is right now. He is trying very hard to be brave too. We are all trying to be brave and hopeful. But we are all sad because we just didn't have enough time to share all of the love we have for you with you.
I love you Elinor Jo Davis.