Tuesday, October 14, 2008

A Bright Future



This is my new favourite shirt. It says it all.

Today also is a day of hope because it is Lucy's 10th birthday. Lucy truly embodies her name - the light. She has a kindness towards others that is innate and natural (except occasionally for her brother: she is kind but not a saint!). Her very first word was "thanks". Now I could be lying about that except that I had a witness who was just as amazed as I was. When she was about two years old, Lucy told me about what it was like to be born. She said, with all the conviction and clarity of a two year old who can't invent this kind of stuff, "I went down, down toward the light." Lucy is an excellent knitter and spinner and the drawings and stories seem to just flow out of her. I am very happy to know this ray of light who brightens up everything she touches. Happy Birthday Lucy!

3 comments:

OfTroy said...

Oh yes, a happy birthday to Lucy...

(OT--i sent you an email (via web page--did you get it)

Patti Blaine said...

Happy birthday, Lucy! I remember you as a round well-fed-via-breast-milk, creamy skinned infant just as clearly as I remember you giving away your hair (more recently) and listening to me ramble last October, with those luminous gorgeous eyes of yours never leaving my face.

island sweet said...

and may her light always be allowed to burn so brightly... xxx