One of the things that has most affected us as we live here in St. Louis is being away from our family - in particular, for me, being away from our grandchildren.
Beginning in April, we have birthdays for very special people - Abby in April, Tucker and Caleb in May, Kyleigh in June and Kason in July. Today is Abby's 5th birthday. It is also the second birthday that we have now missed.
Today, for your birthday, sweet Abby, we went to a rally. It was a rally to ask the government of Missouri to make sure that take care of all the special people in Missouri, little girls and boys like you, Caleb, Kyleigh and Kason. The rally was called "Rally for a Compassionate Missouri Budget." The government is trying to say that there isn't enough money to pay for healthcare for kids, grandmoms and pops and people who have disabilities. The state government thinks that special people are not worth spending money on.
Deda, Tucker and I think this is sad. All we can say is that they must not have special people in their lives like you. They must not know what it is like to miss their little granddaughter's 5th birthday.
So, Abby, we tried to do something good on your birthday.
Happy Birthday, AbbyCat!!!!!
We love you very much!
Noni, Deda and Tucker
Anyone reading this who lives in Missouri, check out http://compassionatemissouribudget.blogspot.com/. Let's do something about this!