A Unique Ministry

In all of my thoughts, I never expected to be involved in a ministry that deals with the grief of another by the use of a soft, cuddly, twenty-two inch bear.

The uniqueness of the bear is that it is made from the favorite clothing of a loved one who has passed away. The bear functions in a therapeutic way for those that grieve by providing something to hold and hug as they remember their loved one.

As the teddy bears of our childhood brought a sense of comfort to us, memory bears provide the same sense of comfort to those who have lost a loved one. The tendency to hug resides within all of us. When the object of our affection is no longer here to hug, the memory bear is and makes a difference for those that grieve.

In this life, you never know what’s around the next corner; for me it was memory bears. Inspired by my son’s death at 45, Memory Bears by Bonnie is my ministry.

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2 responses to “A Unique Ministry

  1. one day at a time and make the most of it. When Jon got sick he was given 3 months to live. We were blessed to have him for 14 months,so everyone had the chance to spend time and say what they wanted to. Blessing to you….

  2. I understand. I never expected to write a grief support blog because my husband passed away at age 45. You just never know what life holds.

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