Monday, September 7, 2020

Theodore ~ Teddy

 I had a quiet and relaxing day today. Did some reading, worked on the puzzle, watched a movie. All day yesterday I was planning my day for work and then I'd remember that it was a holiday, woohoo!! That's the best feeling!

This week is going to be busy with both of our schools reopening. Just figuring out where everyone will enter and exit, creating one-way hallways, placing desks 6 feet apart... our gym is going to be used for P.E. all week but it's also being used as overflow for Sunday services and Prayer Meetings, group gatherings in the evenings... the logistics of all of this has kept some of us up at night.

Our maintenance guy is on vacation so he showed me how to fill and heat our baptistry for this coming weekend.

I just got an email from our Senior Pastor letting me know someone spilled their communion cup on Sunday so we'll need to clean the carpet in the Sanctuary tomorrow.

Plus, Thursday marks one year since my dad died. I've been thinking about him - and my sister - a lot. The hospice place he was at had a service that would create teddy bears out of your loved one's shirt or jacket or whatever. My sister ended up getting one for me and surprised me with it when she visited this summer.

 My dad wore this jacket a lot and this is what she gave them to make my bear.

 The ribbing on the feet and ears are from the collar and the wrists of the jacket.

As I was saving these pictures to my laptop I noticed the 'Hurricane' label was worn over my dad's heart; plus I quickly and randomly saved these pictures as Teddy... and remembered my dad's middle name was Theodore.


Susan said...

I hope all goes well at school. That bear is such a nice way to remember your dad. I have my dads jacket too along with several things like his computer carrying case, his desk organizer and his Notebook he also used. I do my art work/Bible studying on his desk. Enjoy your week!

Terri D said...

I love the idea of making a bear from a loved one's clothing. What a wonderful keepsake!! Hug!

Jeanie said...

Oh, that bear is so dear. What a wonderful way to remember your dad in a very tactile way. I hope all is good for school this week.

Pamela M. Steiner said...

That bear is so special. I love it. How thoughtful of your sister to have one made for you. I know you will always treasure it. Will be praying for you and your staff and school, church, etc., as you start school back up this week. So much to take care of. I know your plate is overflowing with stuff to keep track of. Praying for you to have the strength you need, and that you will also be able to sleep at night and get the rest you need. Amen.

ellen b. said...

Having a bear made with a loved one's signature jacket, shirt or whatever is such a great idea. Love your Teddy! Hope your work week goes well!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Busy week for you. Hope it all went well. I love the bears. What a special remembrance. ((HUGS)) October 2nd my dad will be gone 6 months.