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The Christmas Doll’s Gift

A short story about a child’s faith in prayer giving her strength.

Photo by Aimee Vogelsang on Unsplash

It was the Christmas season of 1958.

I was ten years old. My mother, me, and my 8 siblings lived in Phoenix, Arizona. My mother was very ill, so she stayed in bed most of the time. I was the oldest girl, so this left child care, housekeeping, and most of the cooking to me.

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Katie Michaelson

Katie Michaelson

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I’m a retired therapist who specialised in parenting. I write on the edge of verse and prose about plants and people and simple things.