Before leaving the States I offered to deliver Christmas gifts to the children sponsored through Mercy Uganda. Delivering presents to the children here is always a privilege. I suggested a very small flat rate box size (5-3/8” x 8-5/8” x 1-5/8”) and then I gulped when I thought about the actual volume and weight associated with the potential for 30+ gifts.
Before plunking a box the size of Texas down on the coffee table in front of Olivia, I made the usual attempt to help her understand that the gift was from her sponsor Leslie not from me Leslie. I think when she saw me and she saw a plain brown box set apart she almost had a glimmer in her eye in hopes that the box would be for her. Her face brightened as much as any shy Uganda girl’s face would when that hope was confirmed.