Taking Gloria home for a weekend is a big deal for children. Taking her home for the holidays is an even bigger deal. Gloria spent Christmas and New Years with Landon and Savannah. She returned today, to be greeted by many hugs. This is her journal, and latest entry with photos:
Dear Aqua Room,
Happy New Year 2020!
We had the pleasure of celebrating Christmas and New Year’s with Gloria. Landon and Savannah brought her everywhere, including the hockey rink to skate. Gloria rung in the new year at Grandma Spar’s house and even wore a pair of her famous mittens. We introduced Gloria to all our friends and family. Thank you for letting us enjoy her for the holidays.
Love, The Spar Family.
Don’t you love the hats? Check out the treehouse in Landon’s bed.
Gloria, we love your Happy New Year glasses!
Accepting differences is one thing. Defending those differences that you accept is another. I often think about the children when they take Gloria out. Yes, people ask them questions and don’t understand. It takes courage to stick up for others, like Gloria. She brings more than just kindness to the children. She helps them to develop a moral compass and take a stand.
Happy New Year, Gloria!