I have decided to offer a limited number of bearnabas bears to send to soldiers overseas. You pay $4.95 shipping to a U.S. Miliary APO/FPO address. If you are interested contact me. I will also print up a message from you and include it in the card.
Archive for November, 2004
“Why doesn’t Santa visit the poor?” This was asked of me by my 6 year old daughter. She had been watching commercials stating some people wouldn’t have a Christmas if you don’t give. She didn’t understand how Santa would only visit you if you were not poor. We had to have the “santa talk”.
I am excited to know that Jesus loves us whether we are rich or poor. He can to earth for everyone, not just those who could afford it. And to help prove it, our saviour was born in a stable, not at the local Ritz Hotel or best hospital.
The holiday song “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” states “he doesn’t care if you’re rich or poor, he loves you just the same”. That may not be true of Santa, but it is definitely true of Jesus Christ.
Recently I got word from someone who ordered a Bearnabas Bear for the mother of her co-worker. She has recently been diagnosed with cancer. She received the bear and immediately hugged it and started to cry, thanking her for her thoughtfulness and love.
My teddybears and hubby bear and I enjoyed a wonderful dinner of turkey and ham and lots of desserts and most importantly, family. We are blessed this year with 4 new infants in the extended family clan (including one that is my grandson!!!) My grandson smiles and laughs and cuddles. I have found the only thing more enjoyable than hugging my teddy bears is hugging a baby.
I called together all my bears today and asked for 2 volunteers. The lucky bears would be fixed up and used as giveaways for a Baseball Camp for children of Single mothers at LSCC. Two bears stepped up and were dressed in K.C. Royals outfits, posed for pictures, said goodbye to their teddybear friends and were delivered to Cathy Erickson, director of Step Up.
Before leaving them with the Ericksons, the bears and I prayed for the children that would receive them tomorrow.