I receive a lot of emails of encouragement, but I received one earlier this morning that had me nearly weeping.
“Truly, a ‘Teddy Bear That Saved Me.’ We received your bear today. I had intended to put it away and bring it out for the baby as a gift for Hanukkah or Christmas. Yet, yesterday, unexpectedly, we had to put our 10 year old hound down. My son was devastated. He wouldn’t let my husband leave with her, and screamed and cried and would not calm down. I remembered the box that had just arrived. I opened it and gave him the bear and he instantly calmed down. He ran upstairs to get another stuffed animal to give to the dog to keep her company when she went to the doctor. He slept with this new bear and the old one that you knitted for him 5 years ago (!). Both are named ‘Blue.’ I truly believe it was the only reason that he survived the night. So, thank you! Your bears have magic powers.”
And that is why I do this. This is why I push so hard to put something of value into the world. This is why I could have possibly pursued one million options in my life, but this is the one path that gave me a purpose. I truly felt like crying when I read that email. I needed to hear that. I needed to be reminded to stay strong, push on, and knit with a purpose.
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