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Eva Longoria shares beautiful post in honour of her son's first birthday

''This past year has been the best year of my life.''

By Alex Lilly
If you love Eva Longoria's Instagram as much as us, you'll notice she loves sharing pictures of her adorable son Santiago Enrique Bastón.
But in honour of her little one's first birthday, the Desperate Housewives star has shared a heartwarming post that will bring a tear to your eye, whether you're a mum or not.
Eva shared an adorably candid snap of herself holding Baby Bastón who's dressed in a black onesie and gazing adoringly at his mum.
"When did this happen?!!! I have a one year old! Y'all he's not a baby anymore, he's a toddler! 😩," the actress and producer captioned her post.
"This past year has been the best year of my life. Having this beautiful soul to wake up to every morning and to put to bed every night has been magical. Every laugh and giggle that comes out of your mouth and every smile that crosses your face has been pure joy! Thank you for choosing me as your mamá! I love you amor mio! Happy Birthday Santi baby! 🎂🎂🎂"
Her post was flooded with well-wishes, including one from Eva's good friend Victoria Beckham who posted, "Happy Birthday baby boy!! X we love u so much xxx kisses from us all xxxxx"
"Having this beautiful soul to wake up to every morning and to put to bed every night has been magical." (Image: Instagram @evalongoria)
Talking to her 6.7 million Instagram followers via her stories, Eva revealed that she and Santi celebrated the special day with a visit to church to thank God "for our blessings of a year."
And in a sweet gesture, philanthropist Eva asked that instead of birthday presents, she invited friends and family to bring a backpack full of school supplies to donate to PADRES Contra El Cáncer (PADRES), a non-profit organisation that helps children and young adults dealing with cancer as well as their family members.
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Eva made a similar philanthropic gesture this time last year when she announced the happy news of Santi's birth.
"Hello world! I introduce to you Santiago Enrique Bastón. Thank you everyone for showering my baby boy with all your warm wishes! Special thanks to @usahola," she posted, acknowledging the magazine HOLA! that shared the first exclusive pics of her bub.
She continued, "In light of my son's birth I wanted to bring focus on the families that have been separated at the border. Having my son next to me, I cannot imagine him being taken from my arms. Families belong together which is why we must do what we can to reunite them. That's why I am supporting @raicestexas and @aclu_nationwide to help fund legal services for separated families (link in bio) #KeepFamiliesTogether."
Alongside her first picture of Santi, the actress shared a quote from writer Warsan Shire that read, "You have to understand, that no one puts their children in a boat unless the water is safer than the land..."
We can't believe it's been a year already. (Image: Instagram @evalongoria)
Eva also penned another heartfelt tribute to the other special man in her life and Santi's dad, José "Pepe" Bastón.
"Happy Father's Day to this incredible human that God put in my path," she captioned a snap of herself, Pepe and Santi in New York.
"I can't even remember the days before our beautiful Santi arrived. You have been an amazing father to your 3 children before Santi, and to see how much more your heart grew when he arrived has left me in awe. Of all the things I hope Santi gets from you it would be your kindness, your compassion, your big heart and of course your good looks 🥰 I am a better woman because you're in my life and If Santi becomes half the man you are, then we are in good shape 🤞🏼😉 Happy Father's Day Amor de mi Vida! ❤️❤️❤️"
What a gorgeous family! (Image: Instagram @evalongoria)

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