Don’t Ask

Don’t ask one not to cry for you when your gone,

for their crying is an expression of their grief…their love for you.


memory bears are there to hold and hug as you remember


When The Time Is Right


We may think about a situation that someone is going through and not be able to imagine being in that same situation. We may fear death or the loss of a loved one. We cannot imagine being without them. Whatever the situation, we will have the strength to endure…when the time is right.

I can do all this through Him who gives me strength.

Philippians 4:13 (new international version)

A Memory Bear Has Its Moments

The need to hug a loved one is still with us after they die. It might be an article of clothing that becomes the object of our hug, Memory Bears can be made from that article of clothing. When you have a squeezable, 22 inch memory bear nearby, hugging becomes more satisfying. Not near the same as having the loved one here, yet a memory bear, as the teddy bear of childhood, has its moments.

Saying Goodbye

A time to be born, And a time to die…A time to gain, And a time to lose**

Saying goodbye is like watching a ship sail away. The more you watch, the smaller the ship becomes until it is only a small dot on the horizon. Then, in a moment, the ship’s gone and there’s only the meeting of the sky and the sea.

Goodbyes bring sadness and loneliness into our lives. We hold back the tears in order to appear brave for the moment. As the days pass, the sadness finds a place in our life. We adjust to the loss. We learn to smile through our tears and there comes a day when the tears are less. We remember and we smile.

** Ecclesiastes 3: 2, 6

The Best You Can

Every beginning has an ending…every hello has a goodbye.

Life’s days are precious few…and gone in the blink of an eye.

Yesterday is a memory…and tomorrow is not promised.

Today is a reality…live it the best you can,