Hey reborn friends 🙂
It’s been awhile since my last update so I am happy to post and catch you all up on what’s going on in life.
Things for us have been progressing at a snails pace when it comes to our home. It has been so frustrating dealing with our home insurer and get basic communication from them. I have spent countless hours e-mailing, calling and leaving messages with no response. After contacting the Better Business Bureau and the state’s Department of Insurance, I’ve had a little bit more communication happen. It really is shameful to spend so much money on insurance and then when you are in need of their services it is a struggle to get the aid you paid for. Needless to say, it’s been quite stressful. At the moment, I am staying at a hotel and wondering where the next place we will land will be.
In the last couple of weeks, the downed tree has been removed from the house and a construction team has began the demolition process of 3/4 of the damaged property. I feel so heartbroken walking through my empty shell of a house not knowing when or how things will get back to normal. Friends and family have asked me, “What would you like to happen with the insurance?” Honestly, I want to just move on be able to purchase a new home in different location. I feel like so much has been lost already with this home that it is just tainted. I want a fresh new start with new memories to be made. Ultimately, that would be my preferred outcome. For now, I am just praying and doing the best I can to navigate this situation.
So for now, it’s a waiting game and praying game!
Dolly Adoptions + News
Recently, reborn baby Caleb (my red haired Johanna Asleep sculpt boy) has found a new home to go to. I actually had been debating on the idea of putting him up for adoption for a long while. I decided officially he would be leaving my collection when I came across a reborn baby for sale that I thought I’d never have the opportunity to adopt. Over a year ago the talented artist Vincenzina Care, of Chenza’s Dolls, debuted the first vinyl reborn doll sculpt that was depicted as having Achondroplasia Dwarfism; Nino. I missed out on purchasing this limited edition kit (only 200). Because of the rarity of this sculpt, as you can imagine the finished reborn dolls can be quite pricey. On Reborns.com I came across a Nino sculpt by Pumpkin Sparkles Babies that was being sold second-hand. I had been visiting this doll listing for a few days before making a move. I knew if he sold I’d be heartbroken..so I went for it and so glad I did. I wanted my Nino sculpt to be a little girl. Introducing…Hayden Rose !
I’m so happy and lucky to have little Hayden in my collection. I chose her middle name Rose to honor my late grandmother whom I recently lost (September 20th. Yea, life is really hard for me right now). A special reborn baby who came into my life at a very special and memorable moment.