Thursday, December 22, 2016

SPOTLIGHT: American Girl Lea Clark

Welcome, Lea!

I've liked Lea since she came out. I'm a sucker for neons. I got all of her books, but only read the first one so far. When she released at Kohl's, I enjoyed seeing her in person, but never thought she'd be coming here.

Well, it has been a very long past few days. My aunt had been in the hospital for a couple weeks and what we thought was some sort of respiratory infection turned out to be cancer. Cancer that was far worse than any of the doctors were able to figure out. She went home to have hospice care and the day after she arrived home, the hospice nurse called me and told me she had 24-48 hours. It was a mere 10 hours later that we received the final phone call. My family has been in shock and busy dealing with matters ever since.

Two nights ago, my mom handed me a large box. She explained that my aunt had been sad that she couldn't send us anything for Christmas this year, since she was stuck in the hospital and then later on too ill, so Mom went out and bought me a gift that was basically a last gift from my aunt. I ripped off the paper and my jaw dropped open, because I never expected Lea.

I love her even more out of the box with her pretty hair freed.

And last night, when I picked up her second book, I was reminded that she's from St. Louis...the city where my aunt lived most of her life.

Lea will always be special to me, because I'll never look at her without remembering my aunt, who was one of my favorite relatives.

Dealing with this has kept me from posting here a lot lately, but I'm going to try to get back in the swing of things. Tomorrow, I should be receiving my first Aziam yoga doll, so I'll have a review of her for you all.

So please remember to keep all your loved ones close, because you never know how long you'll have together.

1 comment:

  1. A sad story, but precious story, and now a doll to really treasure, one that will hopefully help you remember the special times you had with your aunt. I can well imagine what a shock it was.