Meet “Argentine.”

We call her that because she was made by Argentine in Congo.

I bought her for my littlest girl because I felt an instant connection to her when I saw the doll the other day.  She calls her “buhbeee(!!!)” and carries her everywhere.

I secretly hoped the doll would somehow lend her strength.  This poor little one has been through so. much. in her short time.  I prayed the strength of women who have endured and conquered unimaginable struggle would radiate through little Argentine and into my sweet babe.

When I tuck my child in with Argentine at night, I silently whisper to her, “You can do hard things.”  She has been going through a very difficult challenge lately.  Argentine lies close, whispering, too.

And silly though it may sound, I do feel the strength of dear, strong women half-way around the world lending her their strength each night, telling her that she can do this.  I feel the help and strength of friends and family, praying and rallying us on.

I feel more grateful each day for our inter-connectedness in life.  More soon on what our wee one has been going through, and how we are learning to make it. :)

4 Responses

  1. Jessie

    Sweet Em. We’ve sure been praying. Glad she has that Buhbee to help her through this challenge! The doll is beautiful!

    May 21, 2013 at 3:42 pm

  2. Oh no. I’m sad to hear your little one is having a hard time again. I’ll be thinking about you and praying for your family!

    May 21, 2013 at 5:34 pm

  3. Rachel B.

    Ohhh, I hope she’s doing okay. Such a sweetheart holding her little doll. This reminds me that I’ve been meaning to tell you about Reese’s addition to her prayers lately. “Please bless all the Congo girls and that the Congo boys will be nice to them.” I told her, obviously not in great detail, about Congo a while back (around the time of the yoga benefit) and was surprised to hear that she was thinking about it again.

    May 22, 2013 at 4:41 pm

  4. Debbie Domenici

    So sorry to hear that your little one has been struggling so much still. Sending many prayers her way.

    May 26, 2013 at 8:46 pm

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