Grandma's Teddy Bear
Her sweet little face looks upward|
Into her mamma’s eyes,
And Baby listens intently to her story
As she kisses away the tears that her mamma cries.
“Growing up in olden times…where we lived…
There were no toy stores to be found,
We had no extra money for toys anyway…
Like a few other families did…in our little town.
I cried sometimes at night in bed
Wishing I had a cuddly brown teddy bear,
I tried to be real quiet though
So no one would think I cared.
My mamma must have heard me
When I knelt to say a prayer,
And I asked god to help me figure out
How to get me a teddy bear.
I promised that I would share him
With my little brother, Boo,
We could take turns playing with him…
I’d even let my brother…help me name him too.
On my fourth birthday…I figured…
God would answer my fervent prayer,
But the whole day went by without a present
And, once again, I pretended…I didn’t care.
When I kissed my mom and dad goodnight
They winked at each other…then at me,
For on my bed was a big brown bear
That my mom had made for me.
I got down on my knees and thanked the Lord
And promised to be true,
To my word…about sharing with my baby brother,
Because I knew god loved him too.”
These sweet memories overcame her
And they reduced Baby’s mom to tears,
You could tell she missed her mamma
Who had passed within the last two years.
Today…it is Baby’s birthday
Her mom talks of her grandma loving her so much,
And Baby remembers everything about her
Especially grandmas loving touch.
With a tear in her eye…her mother bends down
And from underneath the bed…she gives Baby a box…
What is in it…she can not know,
But to her delight, it is a cuddly brown bear
And around his neck is the name ‘Boo’…on a pretty blue bow.
She hugs and kisses her mamma
And thanks her as she holds her ‘Boo’ so tight,
Her mamma cries with tears of joy…
As Baby kisses and hugs grandma’s bear goodnight.
Mamma tucks Baby in and kisses her
Then turns ‘Boo’ over and opens a backside flap,
Removing grandma’s birthday note to her
And as she reads it…Baby squeals and begins to clap.
“My darling daughter, always remember that momma loves you
And the kisses and hugs you give me each day,
Fill my heart and make me cry from happiness…
For you are in my heart to stay.”
As Baby looks up smiling at her mom she reads another note to her,
“I’m giving my ‘Boo’ to you…my baby girl…now that you are four…
I am sure that you will treasure him as your mother did
And knowing grandma made him…I hope you will love him even more.”
Night after night as Baby grew up…
You’d still find her…kneeling with her Boo bear by her side,
As she thanks god for the love of her grandma and her mom
And for this special gift that grandma made…
With their love…buried deep inside.
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