Two weeks ago my department, led by Donna had a special party for my wife and I in which they presented Jodi and I a gift certificate to Babies R Us, a cake, and a special gift for Eli. I guess you need some background to understand. Eli was given a book by his SEIT called a Bears First Thousand Words. Eli adored the book, and no matter where Eli went, the book was always with him. It survived a great long time before all the pages, book binding and such started to fall apart. One day, the book disappeared. Eli was devastated. We searched for the book to replace it but it was out of print and nobody seemed to have a copy.
Moving forward in time, Eli occassionally asks where the book is, and was convinced it was in the house but he could never find it. Each time he asked, we as parents became more heart broken. This is where it gets interesting, Eli and Jodi came to work right before the surprise party and he asked all my co-workers if they had seen his book. This caused a few of my co-workers to go on an all out search for it, finding a gently used copy. As part of the gift for Ziggy, they included the book for Eli.
Let me tell you the surprise and shock Eli responded with in opening the book. He lit up and screamed “MY BEAR BOOK!” Since receiving it, he has not let it out of his sight and we have already spent hours spelling and describing everything in the book. He can’t wait to go back to work with me to say thank you.
It was a very nice thing to do. To Donna, Matt, all the guys and gals who contributed. Thanks…you made my sons day, and you made things a lot easier with your gift. It was very generous and my entire family says thank you!
Today is Ziggy’s due date. We are all hoping it happens this weekend!