Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Closing in on the Holiday

I'm on a roll.

Last package mailed.
Cookies frosted. Half eaten.
Presents wrapped. Under the tree.

I've got to share this picture of what my sister Linda made me for Christmas. I opened the box thinking there would be wrapped gifts inside. This is what I found:

This is no ordinary bear. Yes it is soft and cuddly. But what makes it so absolutely wonderful is that it is made out of one of my father's shirts. And he even has a pocket with Kleenex coming out of it, just like my dad. What you can't see on the back is the number "39" that came off my Dad's wrestling robe from the Naval Academy. 39 being the year he lettered and graduated.

Sometimes someone does something so totally cool you've just got to shout it from the roof tops. It's late and dark so I'm not going to climb up on the roof. So I'm sharing my bear with my favorite people.

Thank you Linda for the bear. But mostly for your big ol' busting at the seams heart you so generously share with me.

Today I'm feeling gratitude mixed with joy and I wish the same for each of you.
Merry ME


Fire Byrd said...

What a wonderful present to be given, but also for the pleasure your sister had in the making of it for you.
There is something so very wonderful about giving, especially when you invest energy in making something for someone you love. Enjoy Mr Bear and may he give you many hugs on the tough days, and mop up your tears and listen to your sadness all the while giving back his special bear understanding.
Have a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year.

BTW word ver is youtto!

Molly said...

Oh how wonderful! It reminds me of these bears you could once buy: Scarlett O'beara and Rhett Bearler, among others. He's wonderful!

I've finally gotten my cards out but have a guest room full of gifts to wrap and am supposed to be on vacation but work keeps calling...hoping it slows today.

Square-Peg Karen said...

How delightful Mr Bear is - and to think he's SO VERY personalized! What a wonderful gift.

Merry dear, I am SO glad you decided to share with us, rather than hopping up on the roof in the dark!!

Blessings to you this holiday season!

AkasaWolfSong said...

What a wonderful gift! Your sister Linda is talented and what a heart! :)

I'm thinking Luther is spreading his magic through the ethers! :)

The Kleenex is outstanding, lol!

Thank You for sharing Mr. Bear...I hope you have long talks and hugging with him.

Wishing for you a Most Happy and Merry Christmas!

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MamaJoe said...

What an incredible, breathtaking gift. Thoughtful and loving of your sister. What a blessed idea. I hope your Christmas is a joyous one. Blessings to you...Debbie