Samantha is my own doll now.
Her hair silky smooth, her style of elegance, her chocolate eyes.
But there is a true story behind her.
I remember Samantha, pouring over her books, playing endlessly with her mini doll, as I did not own any other AG dolls. I had a connection with her, yes, she WAS named Samantha like me, but it was much more than that.
But it was much more than that.
I received American girl catalogs, and while I cherished them, I wondered why Samantha wasn’t in a single one.
I asked my Mom to look it up, and found out that she was retired in 2009, meaning she wasn’t available to buy. But she also found pictures of her.
I remembered she printed one out, and I stuck it on my wall, wishing for her.
*Flashback to 2013*
I fell in love with Molly, Emily, and Saige.
Samantha was out of my mind, for I had misplaced her picture, and wasn’t able to see her in the catalogs.
I received Molly and Emily that Christmas, and Saige for my birthday six days later.
*Flashback to September, 2014*
I was very happy with my doll family of three, and then I heard Beforever came out, with an addition of none other than…
*Flashback to March, 2015*
I’m in the AG store, in the market for a doll.
I sneak glances at Samantha while I buy Kit.
I have already bought Maryellen in September, and I desperately want Samantha.
I ask for her on a wishlist, and change my mind to Grace. I am torn.
On Christmas, I receive two dolls. That hadn’t happened since 2013.
I receive Samantha and Grace.
I sneak out at 4:00 in the morning, and I see the box. I know it is her.
I unwrap her, and I am happy.
Very, very, Happy.
-Samantha & Samantha