i don’t wanna write anything depressing, cause you’re not a depressing person. don’t think of this day as the last of your teenage years. instead, think of it as another chapter in this story about you that continues to be written everyday.
directioners haven’t been there all 20 years of your life, so i’d like to thank your beautiful mother, jay, for raising you into the man you are today and being there for you the whole time. she’s honestly done an amazing job as a mother.
but the time that us directioners did get to know you…boy, we really started to like you! i think that the video diaries really let us into your world a ‘lil bit, and you welcomed us with your warm personality. i know this sounds cheesy, but every time i think of you i think of the sun. the sun is a symbol of energy and life, and that’s exactly what you remind me of, lou. you’re so full of energy and life. you are truly loved by those around you because your love for life puts a smile on everyone’s faces. i can tell that the boys would be kind of incomplete if you weren’t there. niall laughs at almost every thing you say or do and he smiles. i love when he smiles. and you and harry, zayn, and liam are almost like couples, haha. especially you and harry. you two act like an old married couple and i love it! you bring out the best in everyone, lou.
so that’s why we celebrate you today. because without you in our lives, we’d be like life without the sun: lifeless.
continue to laugh, continue to love, and continue to inspire.