Until you actually hold a Memory Bear, you will not experience the comfort it brings. Recently, I was talking with a mother who lost a son. I certainly could relate having also lost a son. We talked about getting through each day as best we could…the holidays being the hardest. We spoke of our grief…our pain.
I handed her a memory bear that I have made from my husband’s favorite sweatshirt (pictured). She held the bear and shared how comforting it was. She could only imagine if the bear was made from her son’s clothing, how she could close her eyes and hold and hug the memory of her son each day…each night.
Our tendency is to hug, but hugging thin air does nothing for us. That’s where a memory bear comes in. They are 22 inches tall and soft for hugging. Their therapeutic value is beyond words for how do you put a lifetime of love into words…how do you express your feelings in a sentence or two. Only when you hold and hug your memory bear does the comfort begin.