The most divine gift

My twin grandchildren, Benjamin and Charlotte, will be celebrating their first birthday soon. So lately, I’ve been wondering what I’d like to get for them.

The other day, I went out to run a quick errand. When I was finished and ready to return home, I had a strong feeling that I needed to stop at the Walmart that I would be passing by, even though there was nothing else that I needed.

As I walked through the front doors, the first thing I saw was a display set up with a pile of end-of-season toys on it.

I stopped in my tracks: there on the middle shelf facing me was one lone box containing a pair of twin dolls—that particular shelf was bare of any other toys, and the dolls really had no connection to the rest of the summer yard toys spread around on the other shelves of the display rack. It was as though someone had set the dolls there to personally greet me.

I laughed aloud as I picked up the box. Appropriately enough, one was a boy, the other a girl. 

But what really captured me was the boy doll’s open-mouthed grin—so similar to Ben’s, and the girl doll’s more serious expression, so like Charlotte’s. And that’s not all—the boy doll’s bright blue eyes are a match to Ben’s, and the girl doll’s hazel eyes are a match to Charlotte’s. Now, what are the chances?

Could it be that those dolls were meant to make their way to my dear twin grandbabies? I think so. 

I just couldn’t wipe the grin off my face as I cradled my divine find in the checkout line.



  1. Belladonna said,

    September 19, 2022 at 1:11 pm

    So cute! Those dolls are perfect

    Liked by 1 person

  2. TheViewFromHere said,

    September 14, 2022 at 6:04 pm

    They are adorable Donna. Happy Birthday!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. September 14, 2022 at 5:15 pm

    Happy Birthday Benjamin and Charlotte The doll discovery was strange to say the least.


  4. sheila davidson said,

    September 14, 2022 at 1:26 pm

    The pictures of the twins are beautiful. They have really changed over the last couple of months. They are little people now not babies.

    Your story about finding the dolls is very interesting. Talk about something that is impossible to explain. You were steered in that direction for a reason.

    Thanks for sending Donna. Hugs, Sheila 🤔

    Sent from my iPad


    Liked by 1 person

  5. Gary Mandville said,

    September 14, 2022 at 8:26 am

    Donna, You must have an angel on your shoulder, they are amazing…..but what’s really amazing are your little grandkids….they are so beautiful, so cute, so lovable…. Gary and Brenda Sent from my iPad


    Liked by 1 person

  6. September 14, 2022 at 5:53 am

    awww Happy Birthday Benjamin and Charlotte😍😍
    How adorable 😆💕

    Liked by 1 person

  7. September 13, 2022 at 9:52 pm

    So cute! ________________________________

    Liked by 1 person

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