9 months later, the first child and grandchild to a very excited family, was born. It was not an easy delivery but two days later the young couple came home from the hospital. Two days after that they moved out of their house for their first military flying assignment- the young pilot headed west while his wife and newborn daughter returned "home" to stay with grandparents for a few weeks.
A month later, that sweet little girl got her first airplane ride and she and her mommy joined her daddy in a furnished apartment. Three months later, the little family drove across the country to their new home.
12 moves later, that little girl is now 23- TODAY!
You showed us what it was to love someone more than life itself.
You have taught us to see life through the lens of joy.
You inspire us to be the best parents we can.
You encourage us to love Jesus more every day.
You are loved and admired by your three younger siblings, treasured by your friends, and have touched the world with your kindness and your talent.
We are blessed to call you daughter!
We love you to the moon and back!