Monday, July 18, 2011

Cotton Candy in Rwanda

So, FedEx came to camp today with a package for Gabby.  We were so excited to open it and what was inside blew us away!  Lesley (wonderful Lesley) made Gabby a beautiful book about Cotton Candy's time in Rwanda.

I guess I better explain.  Cotton Candy is Gabby's very special stuffed elephant that sleeps with her every night.  Gabby has a "back up" Cotton Candy (just in case) and a "travel" Cotton Candy for trips.  Bottom line:  Gabby LOVES Cotton Candy!

Well, without mentioning anything to us, Lesley elephant-napped Cotton Candy when she went to Rwanda two weeks ago.  She took pictures of Cotton Candy all over Rwanda and made Gabby the sweetest book about Cotton Candy's time there--in Gabby's birth-country.

I bawled.  It was one of the sweetest things anyone has ever done for me (even though it wasn't even for me).  Not only did Lesley make Gabby a beautiful book about her birth-country, but it was a beautiful book about her birth-country told by Cotton Candy!

Gabby loves her book!  Thank you, Lesley!  You are one of the most thoughtful people I have ever met and you make our lives better!  We love you!

1 comment:

JustJess said...

This is the coolest story! I love the entire idea. Her favorite animal, her birth country. How incredibly special. Thanks for sharing!