I am so grateful for Bonnie and her creation of a memory bear to celebrate the life of my grandfather, L.C. He recently passed away of Parkinson’s. In my travel from Georgia to Texas, we still had a few clothing items available that he enjoyed. Blue was his favorite color. I had not considered a memory bear, but became interested in it. I did a search and Bonnie’s name came up. I am very glad that it did! The memory bear I wanted was to serve as a gift and source of comfort to my mom. Bonnie was so warm and compassionate and I could tell immediately this was a ministry of compassion. After receiving the fabric, she created a bear that made my heart smile. It was just as I remember my grandfather–a nurturer and a calming personality. Thank you so much for honoring his memory by creating L.C.’s bear. I cannot wait for my mom to receive this surprise. Ashley Sauls~~~ Bonnie: All of the bears are so precious…what a beautiful job you have done. My daughter, grandchildren and brothers are going to love them. I cherish mine so much. Liz
~~~Bonnie, Thank you from our Hearts. Thanks for all your caring and sharing, The bears are beautiful. Lydia ~~~
Bonnie, I am so proud of you. You are accomplishing your passion with this sacred work! I keep you in my heart and in my prayers. You are such an inspiration! You give me hope for tomorrow.
Many kisses , Dominique
We have four new family members thanks to Bonnie. She has handcrafted these awesome bears from Caleb’s clothing. Thank you Bonnie from each and every one of us in our family. These will be treasured forever.
Jeffrey Miskell Family
When I came home from picking my daughter up from school, there was a box waiting for me. The box contained handmade Christmas gifts for my children, Memory Bears. I couldn’t wait to open the package and when I did tears came to my eyes. The bears are beautiful and I can’t wait to give them to my kids. I hope they see these bears as a memory of my mom and their grandma. The bears made my day.
When I opened the box and saw the bears for the first time there were tears in my eyes. The bears you made for my son and daughter in memory of their grandmother are incredible (Kathy’s bears). Each time I look at them I see a new detail. I can see and feel the love you put into making these bears. I cannot wait to give them to my kids on Christmas day.
Thank you for creating such special memory of my mom for my kids. I know it will be something they will always treasure.
It was the letting go that caused the problem; to give up David’s shirts was like a loss. Only what I have gained in return is priceless. Bear is there to listen to the things that I can’t talk about, can’t say to anyone else. When I feel empty and alone, I hold him in my arms and find comfort.
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Dear Bonnie, I was so impressed when I opened the box and saw “Tom’s Bears” for the first time. You did a wonderful job with some gently worn shirts! The family loved them and all said they felt that Tom was with them for Christmas. An unusual thing happened with my dog when I opened the box & took out the 4 bears! The dog definitely knew the bears were from her master. I didn’t realize how much of Tom was in the bears. Thank you so much, Bonnie. You do an awesome service to others.
God Bless you,
We love the bear created for my dad, Wally. A gentle and kind man with a love for God and family. His grandson sleeps with the bear and hugs it tight! Thank you, Bonnie!!
Thank you so much for making Brendan’s and Leo’s beautiful memory bears. As soon as I saw them I knew which one my daughter would choose (the one with the star on front) and she did. I still can’t make up my mind, I love them all. Thanks again and God bless you,
Kelly McCastland R.N.
I am absolutely in love with our family bears!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
All the best always,
Debra Lynn writes…
My mom kisses her bear every day when she leaves for work and hugs him when she gets home… She told me the other day the bear was her salvation… Thank you. Looking forward to seeing a few more new ones from you in the future. Xoxo. Blessings.
Kathy Copeland writes…
From the moment I found out that my mother was in her final stages of lung cancer, I knew I wanted to have memory bears made in her honor. I looked everywhere online. When I saw your website with all the beautiful bears and saw how personable you were, I decided to give you a call. I am so happy that I chose you!
Bonnie, I just wanted to let you know that the Memory Bears you did for me for my family were a huge success! All of the grandchildren loved them and our daughters were very touched and, after a few tears were shed, we posed for pictures with them. Thank you so very much for helping me to bring a part of Mike into our Christmas.
Sue Mitchell writes…
I just want you to know how special you made our Christmas with the beautifully made bears to celebrate the spirit and memory of my husband, Charlie, Dad and Grampy. My children and grandchildren were so moved and pleased to receive the bears made from the “fabric of the life” of someone so special to all of us. You are providing a wonderful gift. Thank you.
Bonnie, oh my goodness! I love every bear and don’t want to share any of them! I know that’s not nice. 🙂 Thank you so much! Each one is unique and adorable and I just want to hug one at all times!
Bonnie, they are adorable…beautiful! I never expected this. You have made many people happy. D.H.
Thank you so very much. They are wonderful. You did a great job putting them together. I deeply cherish mine…Frank