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This is altogether lovely--full of authentic details, realistic dialog, and good characterization.

My only critique would be the ending, but that's truly an opinion, not something that you did 'wrong.' I just would have loved it if she'd actually taken that last breath on earth and first breath in heaven. Felt a bit of a letdown when she didn't.

Very nice story--the present tense works well. I don't expect that you'll be in Level 1 for long.
Awww. I loved this entire piece. I thought it was such a well thought out story. The ending made me smile wide. Loved it!

God bless~
loved your story! My husband and I sing at Care homes and often see one or more ladies cuddling their "baby" dolls. there is no doubt they believe it is a real baby.
At first when I read the ending, I was almost disappointed. When Miss Roma appeared to take her last breath part of me thought, really that is so predictable and part thought that is so beautiful. Then to see the old girl still had that youthful spunk that you had painted earlier in the story, was wonderful. Brought the character even more to life. I worked in a nursing home and spent far too much time with Grandma there, this was a nice new memory to replace so many hard ones.
So very delightful!
Congrats! God bless~

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