When I was a child, I didn't have a teddy bear. In fact the only playtoy that I had was a paper doll which I cut from old comics magazines. Anyway, there were lots of other things to play with especially when we are 6 children in the family. And besides I just love dreaming and reading anyway , so it did not matter much. And so I thought!
Now I am fifty and look what I am doing in my sparetime and at the activity center where I work! Making stufftoys. Trying to feel how does it feel to own one, since I did not experience that kind of feeling when I was a child.
Well, after making maybe at least 10 colorful clowns, I found out that I am gonna make teddy bear this time. And this is the one I made. First time ever.
It strucked me that teddy bears are children's favorite toy. It seems that teddy bears are a playmate to them and a comforter . Just look at my youngest daughter when she was a child.
It was her brother and sister when she was a child. Growing up apart from her siblings that lives in the Philippines. She missed having someone to play with at home.
And the teddy bear comforted her when she was sad. She too miss her daddy a lot who works at sea.
Well, she is 18 years old now and not playing with teddy bear anymore. But she loves to see her picture with the teddy bear from time to time.
Anyway, I am almost an old lady now, although I don't feel really old. And I still and will be making stufftoys. Although it gives me a happy feeling everytime I made a new one, I don't use them to comfort me when I am down and needs comfort or rest. Coz I have a God that said:
So if someone is hurting out there and needs to be comforted, the only place you can really seek a real comfort is God.
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