Lucy Elouise -- our sweet second born. Your first year of life has not been an easy one. You were such a hard baby -- we moved in with Grammy and Papa over the summer for help. We had some very sweet times in State College. We came back, bought a house, and then our second year at CN started. Come October we were in the hospital with Zoe for 2 weeks without seeing you. Christmas rolled around followed by some long winter months, and before I knew it we were planning your birthday!
Your sweetness does not come in a gentle disposition, but rather a fierce love of life and love of family. Though you were difficult as a newborn, you were what held our family together through this crazy year. You smile easily, love with big open arms and loud kisses, run a million miles an hour all day every day, and you treat your sister as if she hung the moon.
To say you've lived up to the meaning of your name feels like such a vast understatement. You've been a light in our lives, but you've also been a steady push towards the things of light.