|August 8, 2014, two hours old|
|One month old|
|Two months old|
|Three months old|
|Four months old|
|Five months old|
And then your mommy and Uncle Dan were born and grew up in Africa. They got to see their grandparents a little more often because both sets did a short term in Nigeria. Both sets of grandparents came to visit us at least twice, too. But we lived in a town without telephones and we couldn't call or Skype. By the time your mommy and Uncle Dan were a little older, we had once-a-month internet when we traveled to the big city.
|Six months old|
|Seven months old|
Then when you were born, Tera, I realized how much my grandparents and your mommy's and Uncle Dan's grandparents gave up. Then I understood why it was hard for my Grandma and Grandpa Gay to say good-bye to us.
|Eight months old and on the move!|
|Nine months old|
But now I'm a grandma and I realize how much of your life I'm missing. I'd love to be there to help your mommy on her difficult days. I'd love to babysit. When you're older I hope we can have "Grandpa and Grandma Camp" with you, your siblings, and your cousins. I want to come to your birthday parties, your school programs, your church Christmas pageants, and your sports events. When we are on furlough, we'll do all these things. And when we retire I pray we have many years of good health and strength to be involved in your life.
|Ten months old with your Great Grandma and Grandpa Hall|
|Eleven months old|
We love you, Tera Evelynne, and wish you a very happy birthday!