I really enjoyed lifting LeeAndra's wonderful page for the Saturday Scraplift.

When I was young, Cabbage Patch Kids were the hot ticket item. They had just come out and people would stand in line for hours before stores opened in hopes of getting one. I wanted one so badly. My mom struggled to get one and in then end, she had a friend of a friend who worked at a KMart in Missouri snag one up for me. I was so excited to get my first Cabbage Patch doll. It was a blond girl and I just loved that doll. Then a year or two later, I received another little girl. This one had brown hair and blue eyes. Awhile later, I remembering my mom surprising me with a little boy. I had three Cabbage Patch dolls...two girls and a boy that I treasured. And to this day I still treasure these dolls but for a different reason.

My mom passed away many years before I got married and had children. It still makes me sad that she never got an opportunity to meet you or hold you. And I also feel sad that you missed out on the presence of an incredible woman in your lives. Is it a coincidence that she gave me a blond girl, a brown haired girl and finally a little boy? Most people would think so but I choose to believe that it wasn’t a coincidence.

She knew then what God had in store for me...three precious children to cherish...two girls and a boy. I find so much peace and joy seeing each of you play with these special gifts that I had received so long ago. And I know that I am not the only one feeling this way! You are loved on earth and in heaven!

(*This layout will appear in the May/June 2011 issue of Creating Keepsakes)

Credits: J. Edwards Caught Red Handed Kit

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Color Challenge 3.28.10
Loosely Labeled Dates
Watery Hearts Brushes and Stamps
Party Pennant Sticks
Chunky Chipboard Alphabet: Black No. 03
Assorted Tapes No. 04
Roughed Up Krafty Paper Pack

L. Grieveson Evie Kit

A. Aspnes Stitched By Anna Brown No. 01
Torn N Tattered FotoFrames No. 01

P. Knox Felt Board Friends: Barnyard Buddies
Fasten Its!

M. Martin Alphabetized Overlays

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