I make a lot of memory bears for people who have lost a loved one but when it involves the loss of a young child, young adult or someone killed while serving our country I have to emotionally focus on the bear.  The pain of the family weighs on me. This story has a lot of sadness attached to it but also a joyous moment.

Tiffany was just a young woman when she lost her life on December 3, 2006.  I made 5 bears for her family from her sports clothes in the summer of 2010.  Later in the year her mother contacted me to ask if I could make one more bear.  This time it was to go to Tiffany’s girlfriend who was expecting a baby girl the beginning of December 2010.  The baby would be named Tiffany.

I received Tiffany’s  adult size lavender hoodie sweatshirt from her mom.  I made the bear and sent it off.  It arrived the day before the birth of Baby Tiffany.  She was born on December 3, 2010, four years to the day Tiffany died.

 Tiffany Collage

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