Maggie was given many gifts before we even left for China to bring her home. Little did we know how special this one gift would be.
Our good friends from The Employee Pharmacy gave Maggie a stuffed Minnie Mouse and it has become her very best friend.
She hugs and kisses her all the time. She makes her crack up laughing and Maggie drags her around everywhere so Minnie won't be left out.
When I lay Maggie down for her nap, she will play with Minnie for about an hour before she gives in to sleep. We usually hear lots of loud laughing from Maggie's room during nap time because Minnie is hanging upside down or turning flips in her crib. It is so funny !
And, while most parents take for granted that their child has a favorite stuffed animal, we don't. We know that Maggie went fourteen months with out a special friend, toys or much interaction.
The only thing she could sleep with or have in her crib was a white wash cloth in which she comforted herself by rubbing her lower lip on. ( This is a fairly common practice in Chinese orphanages).
So, we love Minnie and we're so thankful Maggie has a sweet best friend that's always around to play with and comfort her.
Disney World will be so fun to go to one day !!!