Those are the words that I put on my Lucy bracelet. Long ago I posted about the reason, and the words have never been more true. It's amazing at the love and joy that someone so little can bring to the lives of those around her.
Lucy is fiesty, funny, and loving. She's stingy with the kisses, so when you get one you feel like the luckiest person. When she and I were at the hospital last week it was tough on the whole family. Stella was home with Jim and she told him, "Daddy, I have so much fun with you, but I like it best when we're all here together." I know we all feel that way.
I finally feel completely content, like we have a whole family now. We were a family before, but there was always something that didn't quite feel complete until Lucy joined us.
It's hard to believe that it's already been a year since we were making plans for Stella while we were in the hospital and wondering what this new little one was going to look/be like. (I think if we had 8 kids they'd all look alike.)
Though Stella is sad that once Lucy turns one we won't have a baby anymore, she's getting more fun with each day that passes. I get to take the day off with them both tomorrow to celebrate. I feel a bit guilty taking the day off since I just missed all of last week, but I told the kids that I can't NOT spend her birthday with her. We'll go out for breakfast, do some last minute birthday party shopping, stop to see Daddy at school and I think Stella wants to go to Sugar Babies to play. I know I've said it numerous times before, but I'm so very grateful to have a job that allows me SO much time with them! I wouldn't have any other job in the world!
A few months ago I saw on a news show that the happiest families are ones with two girls and I couldn't agree more (the least happy had 4 girls according to the study if you're interested). We're blessed beyond words and I give thanks every single day for the life that we've been given to share.
Happy First Birthday Baby Bug, we all ADORE you!