Wow! Did we ever have to wait for her to come and visit!. We were all getting worried about her, and thinking how famished she was going to be when she was finally able to come out of her little box. And, boy oh boy, was I ever surprised to not find a little box as I expected, but a huge box, full of loveliness, generosity and little quirks that speak of the amazing nature of our Alaskan family. Thank you so much Shannon for all this kindness. We were reassured, one more time, that there is so much goodness in the world, and that dolls really unite people the world over!.
So after we oh! and ah! over the magnificent contents of the parcel, we set out to read her journals, check out her passport, snuggle and cuddle. There was much cuddling to be had as she is one of the most cuddly little dolls I've ever held in my arms. My daughters are quite smitten with her, and have placed requests for Christmas dolls already.
They suggested we took her to the play room, to see if our doll clothes fit her, and having such an array of handmade goodness, we were sure to find something special for her to wear at home. Once changed out of her travel clothes we fed her. Good food. A bowl of handmade blueberries and a big slice of felt cake. She was stuffed!
Kate (our in-house Moonchild doll, that was also given to us!) was so relieved and happy to see her. You should have seen them, they just couldn't stop hugging each other and giggling.
We are so happy to be hosting Lunette and plan on taking her on little and big adventures while she is with us. The love that Berrie and her daughters put into this little one, by sending her out into the world, and the love that Evan and Shannon shared with her while she was with them, is so palpable, so visible and so heart-warming, that I think the last recipient of this sweet doll is going to fall on the floor from so much goodness.
Stay tuned for the first Canadian chapter of her travels.