“I’ll love you forever,
I’ll like you for always.
As long as I’m living,
My baby you’ll be.”
From “Love You Forever” by Robert Munsch
They say big things come in little packages. For anyone who has every had a son, that saying has never been truer. Big adventures, big messes, big hugs, big smiles, big noises, and big kisses all come from little boys. To Mitzy Herrera and Daniel Equiniones, a big, priceless treasure wrapped in a small little hospital blanket came to them on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. From the moment he was born, Daniel Eli Eqiniones was a blessing to his family and brought them so much joy. Even though he was small, Little Eli had a big personality, a glowing spirit, and a brilliant mind. At the age of 2, he knew his colors, his alphabet, and his numbers. His little hands could even write the number 1. Some of his favorite things to say were “Mama,” “Ad “ (for Dad), and “Oh no.” Along with his brilliant mind, Eli had a sweet, wonderful personality that warmed everyone’s heart. He greeted strangers with his beautiful smile and interacted with others like he was their best friend. He had the most amazing laugh—the type of laugh that rang sweeter than bells. Eli would light up and sing to any song that caught his attention. Some of his favorite songs that he liked to dance along to was “Baby Shark” and “Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes.” Even at such a young age, Eli’s spirit was inspirational to so many. He was a determined little boy who wanted to finish anything he started. He always did his best from stacking blocks into towers to helping “Mama” or “Ad” unpack the groceries. Eli was a such a gift from above and has blessed all who loved him and knew him. If the love Eli had for others and the love his family had for him could have made Eli stay, he never would have departed, but to the sorrow and heartache of his family, Daniel Eli Eqiniones passed away in the arms of his loving parents on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at Children’s Medical Center. Eli is forever loved and greatly missed by his “Mama,” “Ad,” sister, uncle, grandparents, great-grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Eli’s family believes he was always an angel from the start. He was a little boy that was too perfect for this world, but blessed his family in a big, wonderful way that only little angels can.
“Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven” -. Henry Ward Beecher
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