THE SEVENTH DIAMOND

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Sophia Jane's Doll...Baby Be Blessed


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.

23 comments:

Kim Kenward said...

What a sweet doll. I can't wait until you can pack her in your bags for China. Please know that I'm thinking of you. Have a blessed Thanksgiving with your family. Hugs.

Amy said...

It's a beautiful doll! Do not send it to her before you go to China. I sent Sarah many special things before we picked her up. She never got any of it...and we didn't get the stuff back either! Wait to give it to her. It is so special you wouldn't want to lose it! I hope you will be getting her soon. I was so sure you would have been there and back by now. I'm so sorry it has been such a long wait. She will be worth all the worry!!! I pray God blesses you with the perfect match!

OH MY #6 said...

Kimberley,

this is so special. How adorable. And, you are just a sweet, sweet, mommy.

Lea
xo

Somewhere In The Sun said...

It will be such a tender moment for you when you give her the doll. I got Olivia's last week and it's so beautiful.

~Lynn

Lisa said...

I recently received Ana Claire's doll too. I can't wait to give it to her. I am waiting for her birthday to give it to her. My baby girl will be five this Sunday. Time creeps by as you wait, but in a blink of an eye she is about to turn five.
I hope you meet your baby girl soon and are able to give her the beautiful doll you picked out for her.

Keisha said...

Hey Kim!
I've seen these on the net before. They are Precious! I know Sophia will love this little cuddly doll & as she grows older she will love it even more because her sweet mommy hand picked it especially for her!!
Blessings my friend!
Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving!
Keisha

Joanne said...

Sophia's doll came out gorgeous! I must get one for Mia, it is such a sweet and special doll. The company sounds wonderful!

Gail said...

What a beautiful post, hoping to see this sweet doll in Sophia Jane's arms in the near future.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Polar Bear said...

That is such a sweet doll. Double Sweet post. :) I am sure Sophia will treasure it always.

Marla said...

Awwwww, that is so precious! You did a great job, I know Sophia will love it!

kerri said...

What a beautiful little doll, will it be taken to China with you?
I can' to see Sophia holding her...

Janet said...

What a sweet doll!!!!

Matt and Carla Morgan said...

It's brilliant, beautiful! I love it - both the doll and the coping. Well done!

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Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

The doll is beautiful Kim....I saw these dolls over on Kim B's blog. I would love to order one for Sarah and our China Baby!!

Wishing you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving....I can't wait to hear about your Fried turkey....I bet it will be delicious:)

Lisa

Truly Blessed! said...

What a lovely doll (and a lovely post). Isn't it the truth that you can't control anything about this adoption process. You're wise to concentrate on the things you can control.

Sophia Jane will love this doll, and the story behind it.

Maybe I should do something like that for my girls...

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

You know my thougts on these dolls.. I have two.. and I sooo can not wait to have them in Isabella's arms..
Hugs girly..
Keep your chin up.. it is a LONG wait.. but will be worth every second..
Love ya girly..
Hugs..
Have a Great Thanksgiving..

Jewels of My Heart said...

Oh, Kimberley...... I really don't know what to say.... this post, Sophia's precious doll made with love and prayers..... too special for mere words. She is just lovely and I know your daughter will treasure her always.
What a beautiful doll.... I just love it.

Kayce said...

Sophia will LOVE her doll. I love that verse.

Waiting for Mia Hope! said...

What a precious gift of love for your little Sophia Jane! Just love it!!!

Monica said...

What a beautiful doll! All the thought and care you put into each detail will make it even more special to your dear daughter!

The Byrd's Nest said...

Ohhh so sweet. We have so much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.

Colleen said...

I am still waiting for Addison and Livi's baby be blessed dolls...they are so sweet. Sophia is going to love her doll.

Kristy said...

What a sweet baby doll, I am going to order mine right now!!