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Matthew 25:29 For to all those who have, more will be given, and they will have an abundance; but from those who have nothing, even what they have will be taken away.
As a seven-year-old, I had no interest in cleaning the hidden insides, so my Baby Alive developed a terrible case of diaper rash in the form of mold. Bye-bye, Baby Alive.
This happened twice before my mother discovered it wasn’t the doll that was defective; it was my neglect. And that was that, no more digesting baby doll.
But Barbies? I took such good care of those dolls! And because I loved and cared so much for them, my mother was always happy to add to my collection.
It’s not what we have, but how we care for what we have that makes the difference in what we are given.