A Little Mother Heart
Yesterday I heard that Target was having their 75% off sale on toys. Not living too far from the store, I jumped on the chance to hurry over and see what was left. I ran across a couple baby dolls. Having a one-year-old granddaughter made me really look over the few dolls that were left. I found one that was oh so cute. I pondered wondering if it was okay for a grandma to give her the first baby doll or if that was something a mom and dad saved for a special gift. I bought it knowing I'd think about it for a little bit during the day. Later in the day I sent this text to Sophie's Mom :)
"Dear Sophie - Target had a big 75% toy sale. Grandma bought you 2 new toys and a pair of pants. Can you visit me tonight and come pick them up? Love, Grandma"I kept thinking about the doll. Should I give it to her? Should I wait for her birthday? What if her Mom wants to give her a doll for the first time?
While I was finishing up with my last piano lesson for the day, my daughter and Sophie (who came over during lessons) were talking with Dad/Grandpa and cooking dinner. It was a fun conversation to listen to from the piano room. I was trying to focus on giving the piano lesson but one ear was in the other room. They were just talking about things and life. It made me happy!
When I came out of the piano room my youngest son said, "I was going to show Sophie the toys but I thought you'd want to do that." What a thoughtful boy, yes! I did want to do that.
While I quickly ate, I was still trying to decide about the doll. Then I just decided to go for it. I took Sophie back into the computer room, handed her the doll, and brought her out. She took to the doll like she knew exactly what it was and what you do with little baby dolls.
She was gentle and sweet with the doll. She even cuddled it and made cute little 'ah' sounds. She acted like she knew exactly what little girls do with dolls. Mother them, hold them, play with them, be gentle with them, and take them with you as you walk around the kitchen and dining area. I was so amazed. This little girl is one year old. How does she know that already. My daughter and I talked about that, "How does she know that already?"
It is a testimony to me once again of how important women are. Whether a woman has a child or not on this earth she is born with qualities of being a mother.
"Female roles did not begin on earth, and they do not end here. A woman who treasures motherhood on earth will treasure motherhood in the world to come, and “where [her] treasure is, there will [her] heart be also” (Matt. 6:21)" (Julie B. Beck) A "Mother Heart"
"As daughters of our Heavenly Father, and as daughters of Eve, we are all mothers and we have always been mothers." (Sheri L. Dew) "Are We Not All Mothers?"I'm so happy for the chance to be a daughter of Heavenly Father. I am lucky to be a Mom and Grandma. I am thankful for last night that I could get a glimpse of heaven and be reminded that all women may or may not bear children but we all are daughters of God and we all have Mother Hearts. To my sweet little granddaughter - I love your new baby doll. You are going to take really good care of her and I'm so glad I decided to give you the doll last night.
On the car ride home from grandma's - with her new baby doll.