Three generations of Teddy Bears.

Teddy bears to me are sacred. A bear that has been loved by a human being is priceless. Its expression Is forever marked. It's muffled tatty fur is an expression of pure unconditional love.

"Everything in life I share, 
except of course my teddy bear!" (Unknown)

To a small child, Teddy is a bridge between a human and an animal. It is their companion and guard in a world that is so much larger than they are. Teddy doesn't mind anything at all. He doesn't mind being dressed in silly dolls clothes, doesn't mind what ribbon is around his neck, or even being read to. You can blame him for anything, and he won't deny it. His marvellous face expresses anything a child wants to feel or hear.

There's just something about a Teddy Bear that's impossible to explain. When you hold one in your arms, you get a feeling of love, comfort, and security. The more battered he is the more love he contains within.

This blog was inspired after reading about a girl on facebook that was given two identical stuffed toy rabbits as a child. 

One was kept with her always and the other was stored away. (See image on the left)

I loved this story, it reminded me of my three most treasured items.

We are often asked as adults what material possessions we value most?

For me, it is the three generations of teddy bears I own.

The tatty brown one was my Mother's. When she was a child the legs fell off so I made him a new pair.

The raggedy orange one was my teddy bear. He slept with me every night as a child, he was the one item I would never share with anyone. That was until my middle son Phelan was unwell in hospital age four. He was really unwell with Meningococcal Septicaemia. I had nothing left to give so he got Teddy to make him better.

The worn out white one is Teddy Eddie, my eldest son Shea's bear. He went everywhere with him as a child.

There is no love as pure as the love for your teddy bear.

“How do you spell 'love'?" - Piglet
"You don't spell feel it." - Pooh”
(A.A. Milne)

We all need a companion, a guard in the world. Something that makes you feel love.
The small simple things can often be the most fulfilling.

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Love and gentle hugs to you all


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