Monday, December 12, 2011

A Year Full of Lucy

{I have been wanting to sit and reflect on our year of Lucy-ness...I haven't really been able to put into words what this last year has been like or meant to me, but I figured I should at least try before this next year passes and she is two.}

Dear Lucy May,
When I found out you were on your way shocked would not even be able to begin to describe how I felt.  I was afraid to love and get to know you since Daddy and I had just a month before experienced the loss of another baby's life.  I honestly had come to terms that Molly was going to an only...and then God went and blessed us beyond our wildest dreams.  Once I knew you were healthy and staying put I truly began to grow with you.  You restored faith and hope in my life.  You helped me heal and I truly believe you stitched my heart up one stitch at a time.

You sister has been crazy about since day 1.  She would always lift my shirt up and slightly yell "Lucy May, Lucy May, Lucy May!"  I think that's why you giggle still today when she yells that at you in the playroom.  You have loved her, too.  When you would hear her voice you moved to whatever side Molly was on, when you were born you would move your head, now you run to her.  I have truly loved watching your relationship with each other grow and form.  I never had a sister, so watching you two is truly special to me.

Your daddy is truly outnumbered now in our house.  But I don't think he minds one bit.  He has a very soft spot for you, the baby, the youngest, our little healer.  He can make you laugh like no one else, he can soothe your pain with one kiss, and he can try and be stern with you, but it just never seems to really happen.  To say you have him wrapped around your finger is an under statement, he just plain old loves you.

As for me, well, I am just smitten with you.  I know what it is like to love my first and my last baby, and I feel spoiled because of that.  Molly had me as a new mommy, you have me as a new mommy to two.  I am not sure which one is better!  I look at your sister Molly and I think of faith, I look at you and I think hope.  I look at our family and I think blessed and cherished.

My life has not been the same since you arrived.  Your birth was exciting and a little painful, your first 9 months were laid back and relaxed, then after the 9 month honeymoon you have turned into a walking, talking, sassy, bossy, sometimes bully, sweet, wonderful, beautiful, ornery, sneaky, and just plain fabulous little girl.  I am proud to be your mommy and I am so excited to see this next stage of life with you!  I love you, Lucy May!


HappyascanB said...

Well.... If that Isn'the sweetest reflection EVeR. Love it!!! Beautiful.

KimberlyMDavis said...

What a sweet post!!! So precious!!

Linda said...

Such sweet girls...pretty babies. You are blessed!

Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

Aww... this post is so, so sweet! I love to see how she has grown through the photos! Love the pictures of the sisters together! :)

Unknown said...

What a sweet letter to Lucy <3

Kristin said...

Oh my goodness, Kate, that brought tears to my eyes. You have the most precious little girls and family! I am just so glad I got to "meet" you in this big old blog world. I am so thankful for our friendship! That was such a beautiful letter....there is just nothing more special than the love a mother has for her daughters :) Love you!!

Jenilee said...

so, so precious... what a wonderful letter to your daughter! God has truly blessed your family!

Becca said...

So sweet seeing all of those pictures of her from the past year! The whole post is just soooo precious!

How in the world did I get so behind on your blog!?