I Belong ~part 3, the last part~

You might want to read PART 1 and PART 2 if you haven’t already.IMG_4817It was just an ordinary day the day that I met Dijournua. Sheila and I(Marzette) were taking pictures of each other…..

IMG_4819……running barefoot through the grass…….

IMG_4820……and lying on the ground, just talkin’.


IMG_4822We ran to see what all the fuss was about. “Hi! I’m Dijournua McDouglas and I’m selling pizza, toast ‘n jelly, cookies and watermelon to raise money for a great cause. Would you like to buy anything today?” the girl who was selling the goodies introduced herself. “Hi there Dijournua. I’m Marzette and this is my friend Sheila! May we ask what cause is the money going toward?” I asked her. “I’m supporting missionaries in Peru.” she answered proudly. “Awesome,” I said, slapping a five-dollar-bill on the table. “We’ll take the two cookies, and keep the change.”

“Thanks! God bless you!” Dijournua called after us after we took our cookies.

IMG_4823We got home and nibbled on our cookies. “Wasn’t that nice of that girl Dijournua, selling baked goods and fruit to help missionaries?” I asked Sheila, taking a bite of my cookie. “Yeah, I guess,” she answered absent-mindedly, picking a chocolate chip off the cookie and popping it into her mouth.

“No, seriously. I admire that. What an awesome cause….” I trailed off. I finished my cookie, chewing slowly, pondering on my new idea…

IMG_4824“THAT’S IT!” I cried, sprouting up like a seed in the sunshine. “What’s it?” asked Sheila, her curious eyes shining with wonder. “I know what I’m going to do. Forever and ever unless God has a different plan. I’m raising money for missionaries, just like Dijournua!”

“Awesome, can I help?” Sheila asked, getting excited. “Oh yeah! I’d love it if you could help!”

IMG_4825Sheila, Dijournua and I became

like rock, paper and scissors. Like bread, peanut butter and jelly. Like chocolate syrup, milk, and a mixing spoon…OK, enough metaphors. We all became BFF’s! We made jewelry, bought fruit, and baked goodies. At first we only got a few toddlers to buy cookies.

IMG_4826But then more and more people came, even girls our age and grown-ups! In one month, we made over $1,000 dollars to help missionaries.

IMG_4827Here, doing something I felt good about, with friends…and new parents….I felt like I belonged. I finally came to realize the past is in the past and let go of the hurt and sadness of wishing my old mom was still alive. My old mom…in Heaven…would want me to be happy here. And I am. My new mom, which I am finally able to call mom, helped me decorate my room and I think my parents are the best parents in the world.

IMG_4828Yup. I belong.


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2015-12-14T11:10:36-05:00 April 15th, 2014|19 Comments


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    Kellyโ™ฅ April 15, 2014 at 5:41 pm - Reply

    D’AWW! So sweet! I love this photostory!

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    Sophie April 15, 2014 at 5:59 pm - Reply

    It says part 2 not 3 and great job!

    • Molly and Madison
      Molly and Madison April 15, 2014 at 7:44 pm - Reply

      Whoops! Thanks for letting me know, I fixed it! Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Mayah and Izzy April 15, 2014 at 8:02 pm - Reply

    Hey Madison! That was a cool photostory! Madison i don’t think I will be able to go to Allie’s doll book club. Because my mom is busy on fridays. But do you still go to park day? Maybe i can see you there


    • Molly and Madison
      Molly and Madison April 15, 2014 at 8:06 pm - Reply

      Thanks Mayah! Oh, ok. ๐Ÿ™ We don’t do park day anymore, unfortunately. ๐Ÿ™
      BUT we might do the Easter Presentation thingy, if not probably the Halloween one. Will you be at either of those? It’s somewhere around where we live, it’s a homeschool thing I think. You might ask your mom!

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    Mayah and Izzy April 15, 2014 at 8:13 pm - Reply

    Oh i don’t know maybe( Hopefully) we get to go to the halloween one we go to the presentation thing and yes i will ask my mom!

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    That was the sweetest thing!! I am so happy that Marzette feels like she belongs now ๐Ÿ˜€
    Oh, and I also loved the Frozen references (If I’m right that they were, LOL!) ๐Ÿ™‚

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      Irish dancer girl April 16, 2014 at 6:27 am - Reply

      I loved the frozen references too. But it might just be me. I see Frozen references all over!

    • Molly and Madison
      Molly and Madison April 16, 2014 at 12:12 pm - Reply

      Thanks! ๐Ÿ˜€
      LOL! Yup, they were def. Frozen references ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      Alyse November 5, 2016 at 12:10 am - Reply

      Where were the references?

      • Madison
        Madison November 5, 2016 at 10:20 am - Reply

        “The past is in the past” and “let (it) go” when Marzette says. “I finally came to realize the past is in the past and let go” ๐Ÿ˜€

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          Anonymous January 15, 2017 at 10:59 am - Reply

          How on earth does it say you answered my question before I asked it??!?!?!?

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    Yay, I’m so happy that Marzette didn’t abandon Sheila! And I’m happy that the earned a lot of money for missionaries ๐Ÿ™‚

    ~Abigail โ™ฅ

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    Blue April 17, 2014 at 8:23 pm - Reply

    I loved this photo series!

    Okay, I probably shouldn’t laugh at this, but I had Polly Pockets and I know all about the whole “takes too long to dress her” thing… but I couldn’t help seeing the poor Polly’s bottom in the ninth pic! Madison, if you don’t post this comment I understand. But I couldn’t help it!

    Once again, great photo story!

    • Molly and Madison
      Molly and Madison May 9, 2014 at 11:48 am - Reply

      Thank you, Blue! (SO sorry I am replying to this comment so late, I didn’t see it util just now!!)
      Is she a Polly Pocket? I’m not exactly sure. LOL! I could not find ANY clothes for her so she was stuck in a leotard-swimsuit-lookin’ thing! I don’t think it shows her bottom though!

      Thank you so much! ๐Ÿ™‚

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