When lonely or in need of comfort, a child will hug a teddy bear. Hugging the bear gives the child a sense of security and comfort. The child will talk to the bear, even saying, “I love you.” For the moment, the child and the bear are a perfect fit.
Though we grow up and become adults, the child is still a part of us and from time to time needs to be comforted. We usually don’t pick up a teddy bear to find that comfort. So, why would we resort to a bear when we suffer the loss of a loved one?
The instinct to “hold and hug” when we are sad, lonely and in need of comfort is within all of us. The memory bear is not just any bear of old. It is made from the clothing of your loved one. The bear is always there to “hold and hug” when you need comfort during a time of loss.
The best part is that you are holding a part of your loved one close. Through the tears, as you hug your memory bear, you find the comfort you need and in the quiet of the moment, “I love you” can be heard.