My First…

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*This post was written as part of Mama Kat’s workshop. I chose the prompt: Write a love letter to an inanimate object.

This is a letter to my very first teddy bear…

Hey there, my little friend. We’ve come a long way.  I’ve known you my whole life. I can’t believe we’re still together. I can’t believe that you’re still intact. I know I must have roughed you up over the years.  I’m sure I dragged you places, chewed on you and probably cuddled with you all the time. I’m glad you hung in there though.  Now we have this amazing story that belongs to just us two.

When my mom brought you into my life, I’m sure she had no idea how long you’d be sticking around. Who could have known that thirty-five years later I’d still love you. Well, I do. You’ve watched me grow. You’ve been there for every single moment.  Sometimes, I’ve even left you behind. You never complained. I never heard one word grumbled under your breath. I think you understood that I had to grow. I had to put some space between us so that I could get to know me – without you.

So, you watched from afar as I grew into a young girl all the way to being a grown woman. Thanks for sticking it out with me. I promise, I really appreciate it. I think you’ve been so good to me. Now, I’d like to share you with someone so special to me. I promise, he’ll be good to you too. He’ll love you, drag you around, chew on you and maybe even cuddle with you. He’ll appreciate your comfort just like I did. You’ll get to watch him grow as you’ve watched me. The best part is, you’ll still get to be a part of my life too. I hope you enjoy your new friend. He’s really the sweetest thing ever.


My baby and my very first teddy bear

If you need me, I’m just down the hall.

I love  you,

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26 Responses to My First…
  1. Optimistic Mom
    November 17, 2011 | 6:40 am

    Awwww…..Very nice letter. So glad you are able to share it with your son. I can imagine the great memories it must bring back for you and you probably see yourself in your son. Sweet!

    • Cam
      November 17, 2011 | 9:48 pm

      yeah. it’s pretty cool and makes me a bit emotional…. cuz I’m a sap! 🙂

    November 17, 2011 | 6:58 am

    Awwwwwwwwww! I love that you are sharing him with your own child. That makes him doubly special now. 🙂

    • Cam
      November 17, 2011 | 9:48 pm

      I agree – he is doubly special now!

  3. Kristy @PampersandPinot
    November 17, 2011 | 8:27 am

    That’s so cool that his legacy lives on!

    • Cam
      November 17, 2011 | 9:47 pm

      that teddy has been through some things! 🙂

  4. Stesha
    November 17, 2011 | 8:42 am

    That’s so sweet to see your son playing with a toy that was once yours. It would be super cool if he could pass it down to his future kid!

    Hugs and Mocha,

    • Cam
      November 17, 2011 | 9:47 pm

      I hope he holds on to it as long as I have.

  5. kita
    November 17, 2011 | 1:32 pm

    Awww I still have my first doll which was a cabbage patch kids it looks old but I still love it. It’s nice if they can keep toys forever.

    • Cam
      November 17, 2011 | 9:46 pm

      I think my mom still has my cabbage patch kids somewhere. You brought back some memories.

  6. Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell
    November 17, 2011 | 1:43 pm

    That is so sweet that you’re sharing your special treasure with your own baby. 🙂

    • Cam
      November 17, 2011 | 9:46 pm

      The first time he played with it I had the biggest smile.

  7. Mrs. Pancakes
    November 17, 2011 | 2:44 pm

    That’s very sweet..i love that you still have your first teddy and no you’ve passed it on to your son!

    • Cam
      November 17, 2011 | 9:46 pm

      thanks! I’m hoping he’ll think it’s cool one day. 🙂

  8. Monica J
    November 17, 2011 | 3:35 pm

    Oh, I love this letter. It’s too sweet. I don’t even know if I have owned anything that long. I used to have a favorite pillow, but it disappeared when I moved 6 years ago. Oh, I do still carry around my birth card that my parents had made when I was born. That’s so special to me. Thanks for sharing your personal journey with your Teddy. How cute to see your baby with him now. 🙂

    • Cam
      November 17, 2011 | 9:45 pm

      thanks! that’s sweet that you still have your birth card! 🙂

  9. jenn~the stylish housewife
    November 17, 2011 | 7:56 pm

    omg…this almost made me cry. =) what a sweet letter!!!

    • Cam
      November 17, 2011 | 9:44 pm

      thanks. I got a little emotional writing it.

  10. Jessica
    November 17, 2011 | 7:57 pm

    Such a sweet letter to your teddy bear and so nice that you are sharing it with your son.

    • Cam
      November 17, 2011 | 9:44 pm

      thanks! Makes me smile to see him play with it!

  11. Grumpy Grateful Mom
    November 17, 2011 | 9:54 pm

    Oh, I love it! My kids now have my first teddy bear too. I put him through the washing machine, though poor Kirby still isn’t looking so great these days.

  12. Alicia @MommyDelicious
    November 17, 2011 | 10:09 pm

    I still have my cabbage patch doll!!!! I love her and she sits on the chair in my bedroom. I even took her to college with me. LOL. I think it’s so sweet that you’re passing your teddy on to your lil man. If I had a girl, I don’t know if I could pass my cabbage patch on to her. Sometimes Aiden plays with her and says it’s his doll, and I find myself correcting him. Not b/c he’s a boy and I don’t want him to play with “girl toys,” (I dont care about things like that), but it’s because she’s mine and I want her to myself. LOL.

  13. Anna
    November 18, 2011 | 3:22 am

    This is a great legacy and you are so lucky that you can share it with your son!

  14. Barbara
    November 18, 2011 | 6:53 am

    I love that you still had your teddy to share with your son!

  15. Natalie
    November 18, 2011 | 8:02 am

    Awww teddy bears are the best! Glad you get to share yours with your cutie!

  16. Arnebya
    November 18, 2011 | 8:10 am

    Oh how sweet is that!

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