A community of peers created by the Soaring Spirits Loss Foundation
The Hospice House where John spent almost the last month of his life, is Amazing. They hold workshops about every other month. You can take a piece of clothing, a blanket, robe.. and they help you make memory teddy bears.
The first workshop My daughter & I attended we each made a Bear. Mine was from the polo shirt he was wearing in his Obit Photo, Tracy chose one of his flannel shirts.
I went again today to make one for my stepdaughter and I phoned her and gave her a choice.. she picked a flannel shirt as well.
There was a Young mother who had lost her teenage son in a tragic accident. There was also an 11 year old girl.. she was making a Bear from her Grandmother's close, she was a darling, I chatted with her, and she shared photos of her pets she had on her phone.. The Bear was darling... not really sure something her grandma might have put together, but it was.. daring with a pink and white striped body and lime green on the ears and feet.. she embleshed it with ribbons and little personal touches. She had on a leather vest.. and the volunteer who was working with her, said she had a piece of leather, she cut her a piece large enough to make a vest, and suggested she would probably have enough left to make a purse. Her Dad had dropped her off and gone to a dental appointment, only to find the office was closed. He sat very patiently while the girl and volunteer made the bear, stuffed it and chose ribbons.
I will attach a photo of the bears, the striped polo one is mine, the tan flannel shirt with the buttons my daughter and the one I made today for my step daughter is the blue flannel.