Greetings, everyone! Emelie here! September 29th was my birthday – but every single person forgot it, including me! So we celebrated it today. However, it didn’t turn out the way I really hoped…oh, well, just read on! 😉
She dashed behind a tree and came back with a red box. I gasped. I saw the words American Girl on it. My heart raced. Could this be the doll I always dreamed about? For as long as I could remember, I had wanted mini Emily. I longed for her and wished and hoped and yearned and just dreamed of having her for my own.
I plastered on a happy, excited face, though. I was being selfish. My friends worked hard to get this gift for me. I had to be thankful, doll or not!
I pretended to gasp and smile and be all excited. “Thank you! This dress is awesome! I thought it was Joy’s?” “I was just wearing it until your birthday. Madison really bought it for you.” I smiled and thanked all my friends.
“That bow would look great in my hair! And I’ve been needing new shoes too, these are wonderful. Thank you, thank you all,” I said with pretend happiness. I felt like kicking myself. You should be GRATEFUL. I tried to tell myself. Wishing won’t do any good, perhaps you will get the doll someday, but until then, be grateful for what you have, you are lucky to even be here!
My eyes welled up. I couldn’t take it.
I regained my emotions by telling myself I’d get her for Christmas. Hopefully.
Cécile jumped up and said, “I have another present for you, Emelie!” My heart jumped up.
I was getting the doll.
Then she laid down. I laid down too. I smiled. So I didn’t get the doll. Maybe next time, maybe for Christmas? Instead of hoping and wishing, why not enjoy the time with friends. It was my birthday, I was supposed to be happy!
Molly laid down too. It was BEAUTIFULLY cool weather. In the shade with a nice cool breeze, I felt on top of the world. I looked forward to Christmastime, but for now, I was content just hanging out with friends.
Madison brought out cupcakes for us all and everyone sang Happy Birthday to me.
Yes, I thought and smiled to myself. I really am happy.
Have a great day! 🙂
P.S. I discovered ♥! I will be signing my name off with ♥’s from now on! I should be posting more often, I’ve just been so busy.
P.P.S. This is what I want for Christmas.