September 11th

Seven years ago today we lost over three thousand citizens, not due to an act of nature, but to a man-made carnage . . . something that did not have to happen if it were not for the wishes of people to shatter lives and innocence just for the sake of evil. We honor their memories.

There was also good news in our family on this date. Two years ago today we became grandparents. I was late sending off the card and check, but since she's only 2 she probably still doesn't get this birthday thing (but next year it'll probably be, "Where's my card from Papa and Grandma Bettye?"

This is my favorite (to date) photo of that sweet bundle with her Papa, taken when they visited us back in June (they also visited us Labor Day weekend). So Happy Birthday, Baby Girl! Grandma Bettye loves you.