Sheyla

By Sheyla

LifeBuzz Staff

A Simple Note From Strangers Left These New Parents In Tears.

Parenthood is both a joyful time and one filled with apprehension. Knowing you are forever responsible for the well-being of your child is an intimidating task, even if it is a labour of love. While some couples conceive easily, others have to rely on the advances of medicine.

Whatever journey a mother and father had to take in order to hold their baby in their arms, is fully worth it. Nine months are only the beginning of a full, beautiful life ahead.

Dan and Maxi Cortez were over the moon when they found out they were pregnant.

They had tried for years to conceive. Finally, with the help of IVF the reality of becoming proud parents was turning into a reality. During an ultrasound appointment, the couple found out they were having triplets.

Dan and Maxi Cortez were over the moon when they found out they were pregnant.

Dan Cortez / Facebook

They welcomed their trio on May 27, 2015.

The two girls were named Harper, Harlow, and the boy, Landon. The triplets were nothing less than three miracles for the couple. They were delivered via C-section and spent five weeks in the NICU.

They welcomed their trio on May 27, 2015.

Dan Cortez / Facebook

On father's day this year, the Cortez family decided to celebrate at Red Lobster.

The family was having a great time until the couple’s attention was caught by a note scribbled at the back of their bill. The note, left them in tears. It said, "Enjoy your babies, they don’t stay little long. From the family across from you, God bless you."

On father's day this year, the Cortez family decided to celebrate at Red Lobster.

Maxi Cortez / Facebook

The strangers had no idea this "picture-perfect family" was incomplete.5

As a way of showing gratitude to the strangers, Maxi wrote a heartfelt post on Facebook. It read “To the family in Red Lobster who sat across from us today. You never ask a question we never spoke a word. Yet you did something for us that we will never forget. When the waitress handed us your note the tears began to fall. To you we looked like just a family of 4 celebrating the most important man in our lives. Little did you know last year we celebrated as a family of 5.
You see this past year we lost one of our triplets! The holidays are always the hardest. Without knowing any of this you paid for our meal. I’m writing you to thank you from the bottom of our hearts! I hope this post reaches you, so one day you might know that what might seemed like a small gesture of kindness to you, made celebrating my wonderful husband just a little bit easier this year."

The strangers had no idea this "picture-perfect family" was incomplete.5

Maxi Cortez / Facebook

Two weeks after the babies were released from the hospital, Landon was not himself.

Dan immediately rushed his baby boy to the hospital where he was diagnosed with Citrobacter koseri bacterial meningitis. Sadly, he passed away shortly after.

Two weeks after the babies were released from the hospital, Landon was not himself.

Maxi Cortez / Facebook

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