This is not a sponsored post. These ideas are my own. I am just pretty dang excited about this!
For those of you in the military community, you are probably more then aware of the Daddy Doll or Hug-A-Hero. For those of you who don't know they are amazing AMAZING stuffed dolls. Sounds boring right? It's not! I promise.
When Mr. Sailor left I knew we needed to purchase one of these. They are a bit pricey, but I say for deployments they are definitely worth the investment. We had to take a full length picture of him that showed him from feet to hat. It didn't need to be perfect, but we needed to be able to see all of him. Why? Because This amazing company takes the pictures and prints it onto a 12" stuffed doll with your choice of a saying at the bottom. You can get them one sided with a pattern on the back or two sided.
I was anxiously awaited to order one for little miss, but with moving and the financial hole moving causes I knew I had to wait. After some time has passed, I finally decided to order one. Little miss kept calling out for her dada and tried ripping his photo off the wall, so decided it was worth it to purchase one. Thankfully due to the Navy's Birthday I found a 25% off code with a choice of a certain fabric. HALLELUJAH! It was the exact fabric I was hoping for! BAM! I was able to order her daddy doll for $25. I was so giddy! I couldn't wait.
I awaited for the doll to show up on our door step. After exactly a week after ordering it, it arrived! My heart melted as I ripped open the package. Then I began to cry. There my handsome sailor on a pillow. A Pillow that
Since she was napping when it arrived I had to patiently wait for her to wake up. When she did I felt like a little kid on Christmas. I hid it behind my back and waited for the perfect moment to give it to her. Her eyes lit up! She pointed at his face and exclaimed "DADADADADA!"
There have been times where she has thrown the doll, but for the most part that doll has been cuddled up in her arms and I have caught her staring at his handsome face and pointing. I am so thrilled that I was able to provide some sort of comfort for my baby girl. It's been hard for me to try and figure out how to comfort her when she is still too little to understand why her dad isn't walking through the front door everyday.
I was able to take a picture and send it to my husband and he was just as pleased with outcome as I was! So thank you Daddy Dolls for making one more daughter a happy camper!