Category Archives: Memory Bears

Memory Bears Can Help

A loved one is gone and all of a sudden the clothing and personal possessions of this person take on new meaning. They are left behind as links to the memories.

You may go to the closet and hug their clothing with tears in your eyes. This is a very natural, loving gesture and one that is instinctive.

Hugging is what we want to do most when we see someone we love. When that person is no longer here, we will hug the clothing they used to wear.

Memory Bears are created from your loved ones favorite clothing with that same concept in mind; to hold and hug as you remember. Memory Bears can help.

Ministry of Love

“Death and the Dying” are with us every day. Two reality items in any newspaper are the birth and death announcements. We may not always be aware of either unless it affects us personally.

As we welcome someone into this life, we also say goodbye eventually. The goodbye generates the pain and grief of losing a loved one. In the world of death and the dying, there is a great need for assistance to find the way through the valley of death back to the living.

It is the purpose of this website to provide that assistance. The Memory Bears are a therapeutic tool made from the clothing of the deceased loved one.

Information and contacts for requesting memory bears are in the categories at the top of this page. Every request begins with a phone call.

I Work in Hospice

It is common knowledge that most people do not want to talk about death and dying. Everyone knows they will die someday, but maybe think if they don’t talk about it, then it won’t happen. To them, denial is better than talking about death.

This may surprise some of you, but the health care field is the same way. Most work in areas where saving lives is the goal. In hospice, the goal is to help the terminal patient live a quality life, then die with dignity and not alone.

I always smiled when another nurse who did not work in hospice would ask where I worked. When I told them “hospice” the conversation was over before it began.

We are all going to die someday and along the way be touched by death, yet so many spend so much wasted energy fighting against the idea of death. Many will live their entire life with the dread of death in the back of their mind. I personally believe that until you make peace with the reality of death, you cannot truly live because death is a very real part of life.

Call While You Can

Day by day, we live our lives. Routine sets in and our focus blurs. Well-meaning is there, but crippled by the daily grind. One day after another passes by.

Then death occurs. They were always there. Hadn’t talked in awhile, but they were always there. Now, they are gone. Wish I could talk to them, once more.

Life is fragile. It can change in the blink of an eye. Don’t get caught trying to call a number that is no longer in service. Use today wisely. Call while you can.

On Life’s Journey

Journey…Grief…Love…Hope…Faith…

On life’s Journey

there is grief

because we love

and we hope

because of faith

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