There I was in that great big toy
store, with so many other toys. I was still so lonely, I knew the perfect
person would come and get me if only I would be patient and believe. Every
little girl that went by would reach for me and cry but I knew she wasn't the
one because her Mommy had to love me too. At night I would tell the others, she
is coming you wait and see. They would just snicker and laugh and say "poor
Amanda". You see there were so many pretty dolls that would talk and
do ABC's and giggle, but I did none of those things. I was different from the
rest. I could only do what the imagination of a little girl could do.
She had to be a very
special little girl with thoughts of playing and tea parties and trips to the
park and church. Yes then it happen one day, there I was sitting high upon
the shelf. You see even the toy store owner did not think I would be
picked. I was very sad but then I heard a whisper, "here she
comes". I looked all around for a little girl laughing and playing but did
not see anyone like that. But there was a kind lady and she was very picky about
her baby dolls. I knew I would have to be on my best behavior. I put
a smile upon my face and begin to think with all my might. "Please
pick me, please pick me".
Then she stopped and
looked me right in the eye. She said "excuse me, are you talking to
me"? It's a wonder my smile didn't crack my face. I knew it enlarged
my heart. She looked all around and then back at me. Oh yes she said
I heard you, what is your name? I thought with all my might.
"Amanda" I said so quietly and giggled. She stepped back and
then she ask, would you like to go home with me? I have a granddaughter
I'd like for you to meet. I shook in my box so hard I almost fell off the
shelf, she laughed and caught me. She said be real still and as soon as I get
you out of this store I will take out of that old box.
I never said another word. As soon
as she got me in the car she began to untie and break plastic and smile. I
knew I had found a home. It was Christmas time and I was so excited.
I couldn't wait to see the children. Well to my surprise there were no
children anywhere but I knew with all my heart she had children hidden
somewhere. She put me in a special box with a change of clothes and
even put little air holes in it and told me to be very quiet. I was a
surprise for a little girl, well it did hurt my heart to think she may give me
away but I knew she would do what was best for me.
The day came and I could hear
laughter and fun in all the house, my heart was pounding so loud I know some one
heard it. It was Christmas morning and I was to be born. Amanda
Grace was my name and I was born on Christmas day 1999. I felt hands so
gentle and kind reach for me and lift me up. I knew I had found a home to
live in now and forever. She would not let me leave her house. She told
the children they could come and visit me anytime they wanted but I was to stay
with her. I am so happy, I get to go to church and on picnics and have tea
parties anytime I want. I am so loved and she understands me.
To my surprise there are
other baby dolls just like me and they are happy too. You see only in the
imagination and the creativity of our owner can we become real. Are Baby
dolls real? If you think so...they are. We are as young as we feel
and look as young as we think we are if we stay in an imaginary world of make
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