Friday, May 24, 2013

Gabby Bowl 18

Donated to MoGuate 2012 Silent Auction

Purchased by Cindy Swatek/Jamie Salas

MoGuate is a gathering of families organized by Cindy Swatek.  They meet annual in Lake Ozark, MO for a weekend of family fun.  A silent auction was held and all funds raised when to Affording Adoption Foundation.  A grant was established in Gabby's name in 2012 and awarded to a family in process of adopting a child.  Jamie Salas purchased the bowl and gave it to Cindy.  Through this an other items, MoGuate raised over $1,500.  And the first recepient of the Gabby Lewis Memorial Grant was awarded to a family in process of adopting. 

The bottom of the bowl reads:

MoGuate 2012 
It also lists all the names of those in attendance. 
<3 A gathering of families who have been blessed with children from Guatemala <3

Live a life worthy of the calling you have received.
Ephesians 4:1

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Gabby Bowl 1

Resides with Gabby

The original Gabby bowl was given to Gabby a few months before the accident.  When her Daddy brought it in to show her after he made it, she cupped it in her hands and said "my bowl".  This bowl resides with her.  We don't have any pictures of the original Gabby bowl.  But the image of her reaction to this bowl will reside in the heart and memory of her Daddy.  This picture was the last picture we took of Gabby on Sunday, July 17, 2011.