Monday, November 27, 2006


Tyndall AFB, Florida: Tomorrow is a special day. It's the 16th birthday of our grandson, Jacob. I wish I could take you to Barnes and Noble for a special treat, Jacob. We've spent a lot of hours there, haven't we? And they have been very pleasant hours. I love spending time with you, just talking, joking around, and enjoying each other's company. You are very special to me, I hope you know that. From the moment you entered this world, and remember I was there, I have felt a special connection with you. Your mom invited me into the delivery room and told me that I wasn't there when she was born because we adopted her, but she wanted me to be there when you were born. I loved when you were 2 and 3 and you knew the names of all the bones in your body. When you went to see the doctor you named all the bones for him and he was so impressed! Now you are 16 and probably thinking you are too old to hang out with grandma much longer. I want you to remember that I will always be here for you. All you have to do is call! I can't wait to see you at Christmas time! And I hope I don't embarass you when I close this with hugs, kisses, and love! Have a wonderful day! And yes, a card and some $$$ is in the mail. Spend wisely!