Not only is "Nestor the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey" my four year old's favorite Christmas tale...I love it too.
I created my newest troll with that wonderful story in mind.
You see Nestor was born different. He had long long ears that he often tripped upon. The other donkeys would "laugh" and call him useless. He would hang his sweet head and seek reassurance from his mother who loved him dearly.
One day, the stable master had rejected Nestor for offending a Roman Guard, who had orders from the Emperor for donkeys from the stable.
Nestor was on his own in the cold when Momma came to comfort him.
A cherub appeared to him and spoke to him! Nestor could hear the angel with the help of his special ears. The cherub (an angel for animals) guided Nestor to Bethlehem where he had a very special mission.
Nestor was claimed by a stable master there, when Joseph and Mary arrived to adopt him. You see Mary was heavy with child and couldn't walk through the cold night. They needed to find a place to stay, for a child was on the way.
The inns were all full because of the Roman census...Joseph and Mary had no where to stay, and time was running out.
Nestor remembered the warm stable where he grew up and how comforting it was. He took Mary who he was carrying to the stable where baby Jesus arrived shortly after.
Nestor returned home to his home and mother, a hero! He had helped our Lord into this world and kept him safe.
My doll is an homage to that sweet story. I also believe that even though you are different, you can still feel love and pride in what you do and find friendship when you least expect it. Angels guide us everyday, and Nestor is proof of that!
Nestor is available for adoption now, in my fantasy art gallery at C.D.H.M
I wish you all a very Merry Christmas, from my family to yours!