Last week a friend that we had met in Mozambique (but who lives just a couple towns away here in Oregon) gave us a photo he had taken of Esmé last year while we were over there of this incident:
It brought back memories! I smile as I remember how these two little ones "practiced their sharing skills" with Esmé's $0.97 Wal-Mart doll, attracting the photographers' attention while the official church dedication was going on.
And I remember wishing I had packed a suitcase-load of those $0.97 dolls over there with me to hand out.
As I watch my little one tenderly rock her dolly to sleep, I have one wish to add to Amy Grant's "Grown Up Christmas List": that every little girl would have a doll...
Amy Grant's Grown Up Christmas List
No more lives torn apart,
That wars would never start,
And time would heal all hearts.
And everyone would have a friend,
And right would always win,
And love would never end.
This is my grown-up Christmas list.