And I couldn't be happier!!! I took my doll everywhere, we had years of love together, but we moved again, this time, even though I knew I should keep her with me, I let everyone talk me into putting her in a box. Sadly the box was lost, and my heart broke. I cried for days, because to me this Raggedy Ann Doll was real (I had her from 5 to 7 1/2)....I never got over the loss.
Today is my birthday...And Deavan....Bless her heart...has been telling Steve and Raven for awhile that they should get me a doll...the only problem was the one's she would find were dirty and old...But thankfully they brought back this version, but I kept telling them...I am too old and that it is silly for a woman of my age to get a doll. Flash forward, Raven and I are at Toys-r-us (Raven's birthday is the day before mine), looking around because Raven doesn't know what she wants for her birthday. I spot the Raggedy Ann doll and softly touch her little, perfect dress, and comment on how perfect she is.
So my family decides, let's do it. Raven and Steve went back to the store, and Raven carefully picked out the right one. (She really is perfect) And this morning I opened my present and I burst into tears. It made my heart feel so warm and special, it was as if I got back a piece of the heart I lost when I lost my best friend. So even though I know its silly, and a little weird for a 38-year-old woman to get a Rag Doll....I am so moved and happy and want to thank my family for giving me such a precious, wonderful, and heartfelt gift. I couldn't have dreamed up a better family. Thank you for making my birthday so Perfect!!!!
And to all my friends who have wished me a Happy Birthday. THANK YOU!!! Sending all my love to you and those around you. XOXO Elicia Clegg