to lucy: birthday two

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Monday, May 18th, 2009

to lucy: birthday two

it’s 11:56 p.m.

4 minutes left in lucy’s 2nd birthday.
for me, blogging is an extension of my brain. it’s what stirs internally coming out in an external platform. it’s easy. and fluid.
in this case, though, i’ve been sitting here for awhile trying to think of the best way to write this. it isn’t that i don’t know what to say. it’s more that i don’t know what not to say. as you well know, i can be notoriously lengthy. this one, quite frankly, could take the cake. there’s so much i want to/could say about lucy on today, the second anniversary of her arrival into this world.
instead, let me offer a few key thoughts and avoid the gratuitous mush… 🙂
lucy is a spark, a flame. she’s the energy that lights up a room. lucy makes you laugh until it hurts and warms you until you cry.
she is strikingly beautiful and stunningly intelligent. she teaches me and makes me see the beauty in the simplicity of life. in the moments when i think i’m holding her, i become keenly aware that it’s her embrace of me that is the magic between the two of us.
when she hurts, i hurt. her ow’s are my ow’s. when she breaks, i break. when she experiences intense joy in new discoveries, i celebrate with her. when she is fulfilled, i’m equally filled.
lucy’s eyes tell a deep and wonderful story. her beauty can’t be understated. in her, i see my beautiful wife. i see god and i see what’s good and right and just.
deep within me, lucy lives. we are eternally connected in a powerful and holy way.
happy birthday, lucy.
alright, now that the tearfest is over…i thought i would share some pics from her birthday party last night and a few from today (her actual birthday). to see more, click here.

1 Comment

  1. Brent and Cara Beth says:

    Wow! Look at that cake! Way to go mom! Happy Birthday, Lucy!

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