The Journey of Josephine

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The Journey of Josephine

the doll that mended a broken heart

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Nonfiction > Relationships - Family, Nonfiction > Self-Help - Inspiration


Every year for Christmas my mom would make my sister and myself a special new doll. Some of them were knitted, crochet, and some were made with beads and other materials, but there was nothing that compared to my rag-doll Josephine. She was a special doll to me. I named her after a girl in the 1979 Orphan Train movie. They called her JP for short. She was an orphan in NYC. A city mission was going out west to find homes for these children who were without parents or any kind of love because they lived on the streets of NY Josephine got on the train to find a new home out west with the rest of the other children. The named seemed fitting for my rag-doll so the name stuck. Over the years Josephine and I would go on a journey through life together. She would hold all of my secrets. I would cry many tears with her. She was the only one I could talk to, and she would understand. She would be my security blanket through Life of trauma to triumph, brokenness to wholeness>