Memory Bears

My name is Bonnie, Memory Bears are my ministry and the grief and pain of losing a loved one is what we talk about here.

Memory Bears are 22” high and made from your loved one’s clothing. They are there for you to hold and hug, while you remember. Like the teddy bear of childhood, memory bears bring comfort on the rainiest day or in the darkest night, as you learn to smile through your tears.

Maybe, you are not experiencing a present loss, but you have in the past or you know someone who is going through the pain and grief of a loss. The information here is from my personal and professional experience with death and dying. Look around…maybe, there is something here for you or for someone you know. In either case, thanks for stopping by.

Remember, whoever you are and whatever you are going through…

you are not alone.

No One

Grieving is a personal matter. It is a process unique to each one. No one has the right to direct anothers grief…no one.

Your Reason to Go On

There are times in this life when you wonder how you will put one foot in front of the other, times that you cannot prepare for or even foresee, times when you search for a reason to go on. The death of a loved one can be one of those times.

Losing a loved one is not an event anyone looks forward to experiencing. The losses of a father or mother, a brother or sister, an aunt or uncle, a nephew or niece are all losses within the family structure. Each one has its own degree of pain, often depending on the personal relationship each one developed in this life.

When you marry and have children, you begin a new personal level of family that had not existed before. These new relationships create a new level of pain. The loss of a spouse or a child is the greatest family loss you may face in this life. These losses, more than any other, may challenge you to find your reason to go on.

If for no other reason, but for their sake, you will go on…putting one very painful step in front of the other…making it through one painful moment, then an hour, then a day, then another until you find your stride…and through your tears and your pain you will keep going and remembering them until you know that they are your reason to go on.

Happy “Heavenly” Birthday, Jon.

We miss you and luv you.

Mom n Dad


How Long


How long does missing someone last…

as long as you will live.

Cherish your memories…

they are the gold in your heart.


Better Days

Often, we look to better days when life’s road gets rocky and the way is hard to find. We remember when the sun was shining and we were skipping down this road of life. Usually, those better days are the more carefree days of our youth.

Better days can always be found, looking back. We remember, not all details, but those that make us smile. By choice, we create the memories that we want, polishing here and there to have them shine as bright as possible.

It is good to remember the sunshine and, somehow, stop the rain. Sometimes, it is good to remember the rain that challenged us to grow and made us stronger for days ahead. Our lives need both, the sunshine and the rain to know the better days.