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A very special doll story

Posted by PaperDoll (My Page) on
Thu, Dec 9, 04 at 10:49

Several weeks ago My daughter Jana gave me a Christmas wish list for her two year old son little Gary.
One thing she wanted for him was a Cabbage Patch Kid...specifically a
boy with brown hair and eyes. The weekend before Thanksgiving I was
shopping with daughterinlaw Shelly. I found such a little boy but
didn't like his outfit and didn't get him.

A few days ago my husband Gary and I ventured into Kohl's for a short time. I
checked for the right doll and could only find one with brown hair
and gray-blue eyes. I decided to get him because I don't have the
physical or emotional energy to shop for very long.

I didn't even look at the little boy's name. When I placed him on the
counter for checkout I noticed something I could hardly believe. His
name was letter off from the name of my dear Aaron who
died. Not only that..his birthday was March 6, and my Aaron was born
on March 7th!

I have not told Jana because I want her to discover for herself. I
have a feeling that she won't mind that his eyes are our
Aaron's eyes.

This incident was a gift from God and from make me smile
at a time when tears come easily.


Follow-Up Postings:

RE: A very special doll story

What a very special story! It struck me particularly because you have 'little Gary' with brown hair and brown eyes.
Little boys with brown hair and eyes are plentiful in my family, too.

Here is a link that might be useful: My Gary's Pages

RE: A very special doll story

This is the only one we have in our family with brown hair and eyes except his daddy. The rest of us have blue eyes and grandpa Gary has hazel.

RE: A very special doll story

That's amazing, paperdoll!

RE: A very special doll story

I think that's definitely a sign! Don't you just love it?
How special! Thanks for telling us.
The story reminds me of not too long ago when I needed a pair of shoes in a hurry. I may post the story soon.

RE: A very special doll story

I love that story.. hmm...seems that doll was "waiting" for you.


RE: A very special doll story

That doll sure does make me smile in the middle of tears. I hope it made you smile, too. Carol

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