On behalf of Lucas' family I want to thank everyone for the birthday wishes. His birthday was celebrated just as he would have wanted - with friends and family all around. It was a cold but otherwise beautiful, sunny day up in Sleepy Hollow, and despite the undertone of sadness we all felt, there seemed to be smiles on everyones faces, and laughter in the air - a fitting tribute to Lucas' enduring spirit and the legacy he has left with all of us. There must have been about 40 people gathered at the cemetary, some people said a few words, Zach read a very touching poem that he'd written, and we all sung 'Happy Birthday' to Lucas. Just as we we wrapping things up everyone noticed that seemingly out of nowhere a hawk circled above us and then perched on a branch above us for a good 5 or 10 minutes. Sure, it could have just been a random coincidence . . . but I for one, choose to believe something else. Afterwards, everyone went back to the house and enjoyed a Taco themed lunch while some of Lucas' favorite tunes played in the background. All in all, a great day in his honor.
Happy Birthday cuz, I miss you, love you, and continue to be inspired by you.