That is Why I Do What I Do

DSCN1665A 22″ cuddly memory bear made from your loved ones clothing cannot replace the one you love, but in so many moments of the days and nights, your memory bear can make all the difference.

“I hug my bear and talk to him.”

“My bear is with me in the lonely hours of night.”

“My bear makes a big difference.”

These comments and many more from those who grieve let me know that this memory bear I provide them brings comfort to their grieving hearts.

“That is why I do what I do.”

Where We Were


The world is fast-paced and rushing by and we can get caught up in it. Before we know it, our life becomes a blur and we become the gerbil in a cage…round and round on the wheel we go…faster and faster and faster. Then, one day, our life is over. We wonder when it happened…where we were.

“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul…”


A Milestone is Reached Today.

032Memory Bears by Bonnie was begun as a ministry to help those who are grieving the loss of someone in their lives. I have always hoped my experience in hospice and my personal experiences with saying goodbye to those I have loved on life’s journey would be of help to others who have lost a loved one.

Today, I reach a milestone;1000 posts. I can’t imagine reaching 2000, but I will press on one day at a time; one post at a time. Along the way, I pray that someone will be the better for it; I pray for God to ease your pain.

“Weeping may endure for a night,

but joy comes in the morning.”

Psalm 30:5

Hugging the Clothing

When someone special to us dies, it seems the first tendency we have is to go to the closet and hug their clothing. The scent, the texture, the memory of their wearing them gives us comfort as tears of grief flow.

The concept of a Memory Bear comes from this very scene. A soft, 22″ memory bear made from your loved one’s clothing is a keepsake to be held and hugged each day and each night without them. Memory bears are good listeners and love to be held and hugged as you remember your loved one thru your tears.

On the Back Roads of Our Mind

“Just before I wake, I hear your laughter. How I remember the smile on your face and the twinkle in your eye. If, somehow, I could stay asleep…we could hang out like we used to once upon a time. How I miss those days, those wonderful days.”

Losing a loved one is an experience we all face. The initial pain and emptiness is hard to bear. Soon, the days turn into weeks, the weeks become months, then years.

Grief becomes a part of our life. We move on with our life knowing that there is always going to be an empty place in our heart. At times, we cry and at times, we smile as we remember. They will always walk on the back roads of our mind.