Friday, August 24, 2007

SHOW & TELL #16 - TED T. BEAR

My goodness.....here it is Friday again and time for Show & Tell at Kelli's, There Is No Place Like Home. Isn't this fun? I love seeing what everyone shows each week. What a great, wonderful idea you host, Kelli. Thank YOU!! If you're new go over to Kelli's site and find out all about it and the guidelines. Pick a Show & Tell and post it and then go back to Kelli's again and sign up on Mr. Linky. It's that easy!!



I want to introduce you to MR. TED T. BEAR (That's what we named him) and tell you all about him. Isn't he adorable? You press his belly button and he says The Lord's Prayer. You turn his tail and he is a music box. Now how special is that!!!!

BUT that isn't all I want to tell you about. What I want to Show & Tell you today is about FRIENDSHIP, LOVE, COMPASSION, CARING!!
Monday morning we had a call from our good friends, Jack & Mary, wanting to know if we could meet them some where for lunch. We said "Of course" and we decided to meet at noon at I*H*O*P*.

When we got there Jack & Mary were already seated at a table and the hostess said, when we walked in the door, "They're waiting for you", and lead us to the table. Immediately Mary pulls our this bear and says, "This is for Aric. We decided he needed a new friend". Now if you follow my blog then you know what this was all about and what a loving, compassionate, caring gesture of friendship this was to us and our 8 year old grandson. If you don't know what I'm talking about, go here to read the background.

Wednesday we picked Aric up from school and brought him to our house as his father had to go to Oklahoma City on business for the day. Here is Aric with his new friend and companion, Mr. Ted T. Bear. Does that grin tell it all?


Now, as if that wasn't enough of a blessing and thrill I have to tell you more.

On Tuesday, when Mickey brought the mail in, I had this card from Leigh Ann!!! With the sweetest note and a bookmarker. I'll tell you about it below. BUT it brought tears to my eyes when I saw this little teddy bear, who looks so much like Mr. Ted T. Bear. I immediately dropped Leigh Ann an e-mail & told her she would find out Friday at Show & Tell why it was so special she had sent me this note on a Teddy Bear card. She said they were notes she "just happened" to have. NO!!!! I don't believe in "just happened"........God had this all ochestrated to show me FRIENDSHIP, LOVE, COMPASSION and CARING from not only 1 set of friends but 2. What an awesome God I serve.


Now meet the precious little angel bookmark Leigh Ann sent me. Leigh Ann knows I collect and love angels. Here is what her card said: "Susan, As I was shopping the other day, I came across this bookmark and thought of you! Thank you for your friendship and for being an angel! Love, Leigh Ann."

On the other side she wrote: "Friends are angels who lift our feet when our own wings have trouble remembering how to fly." --unknown.


That is exactly what these 2 friends did for me this week - lifted my feet during a testing time for our family.


So, Mr. Aric has Mr. Ted T. Bear, and I have an adorable angel bookmark and a teddy bear card. But best of all I have wonderful FRIENDS and a LOVING GOD and I get to share it all with you today on SHOW & TELL


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43 comments:

Hootin'Anni said...

I love Ted T. Bear!!! The fact that he recites the Lord's Prayer is totally awesome. And the bookmark? Wow, what a great photo.

Mine this week, isn't much but something I captured in the sky one morning, early this week. And wanted to share with the Show n Tell.

Lee-ann said...

Susan, yes working in ways we just have no idear about true, so true.

Your grandsons smile does show his happiness and I am so pleased this new ted has arrived in his life.

A lovely show and tell from a lovely blogger friend.

Lee-ann

Tina said...

You are blessed with many people that love and care for you!

Tracy said...

Beautiful, Susan! I don't believe in just happened either. I do believe in God's providence!

Becky said...

Oh, Susan. I do not know how I missed the part about Oksana staying with her mom, but I missed it. I am so sorry that you will not see her as often as before. But I trust, as I know you do, that God has a plan. How do folks do this without our Jesus?

About my quilt. I do not remember every using it of course, although I think I have seen it before, perhaps when my cousins were using it. It was in the care of my aunt, who I saw this summer after several years.

It is a long story, but my aunt, who is 69, has lost 2 daughters. They died 6 years apart, and both were 40 years old. She also has a healthy son.

All three of her children apparently used the quilt as well as my younger brother before them. So it has been well loved.

My aunt is a quilter. An amazing quilter. I wish we lived closer. She is in Rockford, IL. I am so glad that she appreciated the quilt for what it was.

I am not sure what to do with it. I don't want to just pack it away, but it is too delicate after so much use, to use it anymore. Any ideas?

The Butler says I should hang it on the wall in my sewing room but I am afraid it is even too delicate for that.

LBP said...

What a blessing to have such wonderful and thoughtful friends. I really like Ted T Bear.

Lindas

Revee said...

What a cute bear and such a lovely story to go with him. :)

Momma Roar said...

Ok, this is just so cool! And, you know, its fun being a part of this without even knowing what I was doing - other than following my heart. You see, I've had that bookmark on my desk since June and last weekend I just felt I needed to send it - so, I obvioulsy grabbed the notecards closest to me!!

I think Ted T Bear is a perfect fit for Aric!

I love you!

diana said...

what a neat show & tell. it makes my heart smile. and i know it must have been so special to you and your family. how true is the saying on the back of the bookmark.

thanks for sharing and have a great weekend.

Susie said...

You have the best show and tell because they always come straight from the heart. I will pray for your family during this difficult time away from Oskana. I'm sure she misses you all so much. What a precious Ted T Bear.

nickernoodle said...

How wonderful is that?! That is great how the 2 gifts came together and fit the situation perfectly. Still praying for you and your family.

Lindy said...

Awww...how precious! :)

michelle f said...

How very cool. Makes me want to be more sensitive to the nudges of a special card, email, purchase for those in my life and blogging life. :-)

Coach J said...

I don't believe in "just happened" either! How sweet our God was to "kiss" you this week. Just awesome...

Connie said...

Sounds like you have some wonderful guardian angels in your friends.

Take care,
Connie

Jane said...

Thanks for sharing you heart. I LOVE the bear! I love the story behind it more. Your little grandson reminds me of my little Zak - (his picture is on my site).

You will be in my prayers at this time.
Thanks SO much for sharing.
Jane

Morning Glory said...

Such a love-filled show and tell! Wonderful!

Barbara said...

What a very special bear Susan and one for your Grandson - wow.
I can see how excited and thankful you are.
I was hoping yu were not affected by the storms that we saw on tv that wre in Oklahoma.

~Ginger said...

Wonderful and special friends we have! I'm so glad your friends blessed Aric and Leigh Ann...well, words just don't quite say enough.

When God prompts, it's so important to listen and I'm so glad Leigh Ann did. Sometimes it's those small things that blesses the socks right off someone.

Anonymous said...

Sweet :)

Chrissy
(joyfilledwifemom)

Sara said...

Aric looks very pleased with his bear, and thank you for sharing your wonderful blessings - praises to Him!

Marci said...

I am so glad that you have been doubly blessed this week. Have you all heard from Aric's sister? I know this is a hard time for all concerned.

ellen b said...

Susan,
Sweet bears. You truly are blessed with some good friends. Enjoy...

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

How sweet Susan! I had tears in my eyes just reading your story! Leigh Ann sure is precious!

Tammy said...

So very sweet...the bear- and that you have such a caring blogging friend...AND that God uses little things like this to show us His love!

Lyndy said...

Oh what a wonderful show and tell. I have never seen a bear like that before. How neat that he recites the Lord's Prayer.

Have a blessed weekend and thanks for sharing.

Lyndy

Mica Garbarino said...

what a lovely story. Thanks for sharing that!!! Cute little grand boy too!!! Love Ted. T. Bear!!

Mica

Lynette said...

That is a great show and tell. A great story too, you have good friends!

Julieann said...

Ted T. Bear is so cute:) What a great post.

Julieann

Mary@notbefore7 said...

God is so good and works in such wonderful ways.

Jill@Who Could Ask for Anything More said...

You know how much I love your show 'n tell, Susan! And this one was extra special. I do believe God has a plan.

Corrie said...

How sweet! What a special bookmark, too! Stumbled on your blog from Annie's site.

Have a blessed day!

Betty said...

What a handsome grandson you have there.....and I like Mr. Ted. T. Bear....

I don't believe in 'it just happened...my Heavenly Father works by design....

Thanks for commenting on our bikes...Betty

Barbara H. said...

What blessings all around! Such sweet treasures of friendship and thoughtfulness.

annie said...

That is really so sweet Susan. I collect teddy bears, and have collected angels in the past.
I believe everything has a purpose and that God sent you a sweet reminder that you are loved this week.
♥,
Annie

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Oh, Ted T. is so special! Just what Aric needed!

I have a bear collection, someday I will share it!

Katherine

Lana G! said...

Sweet friends indeed! You are blessed.

Kelli said...

I love your sweet little bear and what special gifts from Leigh Ann! Blogging friends are so wonderful!
Hugs,
Kelli

Nadine said...

What a great bear. Your grandson has a sweet face and he is so very cute.

Gina E. said...

Cute bear, lovely story! Reminds me of something I heard about here. Our Police have teddies on hand to give to children who involved in some kind of trauma - domestic/traffic accident, etc. Nice touch.

Ruth said...

I love Ted T. Bear! He is so cute!! That was so caring of your friends. Your bookmark is such a sweet gesture from Leigh Ann, too. You are blessed with some awesome friends.

Cathy said...

Hi Susan I always appreciate the nice comments you leave me--thank you! I thought it would be fun to tag you for the Name Game--just go to my blog and read the Name Game post and it'll tell you what to do. Tag you're it!

Cathy (hazelruthe) :)

MightyMom said...

ok made me cry, god bless aric!