I was very excited when Sophia's doll arrived in the mail. It is made by hand by 'Baby Be Blessed'. What is so special about these dolls is that you choose every aspect of it yourself. I chose the softest fabrics for her body so that touching her would bring Sophia comfort. Her body feels like the softest baby blanket. I chose her dark hair in pigtails thinking this would hold up the best over time. This doll is one of their Asian styles, but I chose the wider button eyes because I do not know what Sophia's eyes will look like.
Along with the fabrics, you can select a Bible verse. Her Bible verse is one that is recited over and over by our youth pastor at church and I think it is wonderful, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart" Mark 12:30. And that is why she has a little heart on her chest. :)
To be honest, it was an emotional experience for me to pour over all of the fabrics and figure out exactly what I wanted this doll to be. I cannot control anything about my child right now. I don't know where she is or when she will come home. But I could do this. I could make this doll for my little girl, and so with all of the love and the pain and the need in my heart...I chose every detail.
Because these dolls are made by hand, it takes a little while to get them. I received an e-mail from the company (which I believe is two women) telling me that mine would be a little late and I responded telling them it was ok because my daughter was being adopted from China and she wasn't coming home for a while. I received a response that really was touching. These ladies pray over every doll for the child who will be receiving it. They were very moved that this doll would be going to a little girl coming home to her forever family.
This company's being acquired tomorrow
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