I'm going to share Elizabeth's essay here exactly as she wrote it. I should mention that Brian's mother is a nurse in a hospital outside of Atlanta, and GiGi knits and donates small blankets and hats for the babies who, tragically, are born much too soon. That is what Elizabeth refers to.
GiGiHave you ever had someone in your life that you admire? Have they taught you all about life and told you so many wonderful stories? Well, I do. I call her GiGi. She is one of the most awesome people in the world.
GiGi has the best stories in the entire world! She tells my brother and I how she cooked delicious food on the huge, smelly farm. When she told us how to make butter, I was glad I can get it from the store. You make butter by putting all the fresh ingredients in the butter churn. There is a stick in the top of the butter churn. You would simply take the stick and pound all the ingredients together. It took a long time and sounded like a painstaking task. She also told us about the disgusting outhouses. That is a toilet that is not connected to the house. They sound extremely gross. In her neiborhood there are cute bunnies and tiny, baby quails that live there. She puts little pieces of bread outside and they come to eat. When we come to her house on Sunday, she tells us marvelous stories about what they did with the food. Some of her stories are life lessons.
GiGi is extremely good with giving back and thinking of other people. Sometimes when I'm at school I feel invisible, but when I go to her house she makes me feel speacial. She is generous and funny. Sometimes when people have babies they don't come out like babies should. They are sometimes too small or don't look quite like babies. GiGi makes little blankets and beanies for them so the baby's parents can take a cute picture with the baby. When Grandma N comes I sleep at GiGi's house with her and Grandma. She is very nice to let us do that.
Once again she is one of the people I love the most. She teaches me about life on the farm and she tells me wonderful stories. I have so much fun with GiGi.