Tally holding Grace Matonya


We were here two years ago when Baby Grace was born.  We were here for her dedication to God but not her baptism.  Last year we celebrated her first birthday.  She was wary of us at first.  We have funny hair and ghost-like skin, but in Ikowa Village last weekend she actually came to me with her arms up asking to be held.  Jessie loves this picture because of the door frame and the composition.  When my first son was born I stood at the nursery window looking at him in his little bassinet when my doctor came up beside me.  Next to Mark was a newborn African-American baby and Dr. Dusbabek said:  “These are the most beautiful babies we deliver.”