There are many things we face on a regular basis where we have the decision in the situation if we will laugh or cry. Sometimes I (DeAnna) need the release of crying, but 99% of the time I choose to laugh. Sometimes it’s small things and sometimes it’s bigger things.
I wanted to give someone here a gift of a digital photo book. I spent the internet airtime (we pay for every kb via scratch cards to refill our internet), spent the time searching for just the right photos, wrote poems to insert and found someone willing to have me send it to their address in the USA and bring in their luggage the book to Cameroon. I was excited about being able to give this gift. It arrived here and was placed in my hands about a month after I ordered it (that’s lightning fast for us). I was so excited that I decided to flip through it to see the end result before giving it as a gift.
It started off nice, great memories, fun photos, funny poems all is good until I flipped the page and was now in the middle of the book. All the sudden there was a photo of a couple getting married told from the perspective of their baby. The next page was of the delivery, complete with some pictures that showed more of the mommy than I would ever want to see. Once the baby story was over, it switched to pages of a blood hound dog and his daily adventures. Towards the end it was back to the pages I made. So it was really three books in one. I can see the humor in it, however, at the moment I wanted to cry. I didn’t cry, but was sorely disappointed with the added pages of stranger’s photos and words.