A short sighted blessing is bestowed apon Ella..the gift of 'obedience'
A blessing that is somewhat a curse. For as Ella is pulled and pushed from one to another fulfilling all asked of her no matter how ridiculous, it becomes apparent that selflessness can go too far.
While compliance is important and crucial in some matters, (and from a parenting point of view may even be seen as a gift), free will is essential in expressing ones gifts.
Maybe times we overlook our gift of free will, but we have it. If we get caught up in the blame game we are only overlooking our free will gift.