I told you in my last "Thankful" post I'd explain this special teddy.
I'll start with the quilt.
It was homemade
and given to me by my mother when I was having my first baby
It's so special because it was home made for her
when she was having my little brother Luke Jordan
You can read his story here(click on those words)
close up the picture and you can see the detail,
our neighbors made this for Luke.
As I remember it,
a few neighbors put their talents together and each did some of it
It is very thick and very warm and very special.
I used to sneak in my mom's room and take out her box of Luke stuff
and smell it
along with this teddy bear.
This is the bear I talk about in Luke's story
I have not seen this bear since I was a kid, sneaking and smelling him.
Remembering my baby brother.
Wondering why it had to be him and not me.
My mom wrapped this 31 year old teddy up and gave him to Simeon for his birthday!
(I'm sure with tears of her own)
I instantly teared up when I saw it, my mom giving my baby something so special.
She said she'd wanted to give it to him for a long time.
You see, he's our "Tough Guy" because of all he's gone through.
He's our hero
(as was Luke and all he's gone through)
Luke is a different hero now,
He's a Saint in heaven
I'm not usually that sentimental,
these got me.
I think of the comfort this teddy brought not only me, but my mom
when mourning the loss of her baby boy
A pain so unimaginable.
A love so deep
Thank you mom, your gift and sacrifice means so very much!