- July 4, 2008 at 12:30 am #259417
When my oldest daughter was little (she’s 26 now) I was pregnant with
my oldest son(22) and my ex had just left me a few days after
I didn’t have a job, I wasn’t getting child support yet, plus I all
the household bills to pay. My Dad was great! He knew all the right
people to talk to about getting me the help and financial aid that I
Christmas was very lean that year but I will always remember it and
I made Karen a very pretty ragdoll from fabric I already had with a
pattern from a magazine. I sewed a lot so I had a lot of fabric. I
made her a couple of flannel nightgowns, bought coloring books and
new crayons and a few simple toys from the Goodwill Store.
I saved trading stamps and I had enough of those to get a Nativity
scene to put under the tree.
I was so nervous about Christmas morning, but Karen loved everything
she got! She was so happy with her gifts and never realized that we
Later that day her father showed up with a big bag full of fancy toys
from Sears. She played with them for a few days, but nothing made her
happier than that ragdoll I made her. (I was tickled! lol)
I still have that worn out ragdoll and keep it to remember that you
don’t have to have money to make someone happy.
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