i have a few earth angels in my life, you know those special people that keep you going when times are tough or make you laugh when the blues set in or treat your children like they are precious even when they are not related.... linda from lilly cottage (and i am sure laura would have had a part to play as well) is one such earth angel and showers my little girls with unexpected love and generosity. let me take you back to where this story started.
many moons ago lili spotted a gorgeous bear with a unique hand made dress for sale at lilly cottage. i secretly put it on lay by and presented it to her under the christmas tree as a reward for doing so well at school. because i loved lilis bear so much i wanted to get mia something similar for graduating from pre prep. the second i walked into lilly cottage i found the perfect little teddy with a vintage dress. the teddies have movable arms and legs and really are more for show than play.... but Mia's teddy is so soft and cuddly that she has become a constant companion and sleeping buddy (you try taking a teddy like that off a determined almost 5 year old). anyhow the inevitable happened, i heard a huge howl and went running, the teddy had lost her arm. after calming mia down i emailed linda who told us to drop her in and she would take her to teddy bear hospital. while we were at the cottage linda eluded to the fact that they might have to find mia a hugging buddy bear so that 'lil' bear would always stay in tact. i said no no no dont go to any trouble mia would be fine. well two days ago i noticed a brown bag hanging off our front door and raced to get mia as the bag was for her... the pictures tell the story.
you have to click on this to enlarge it and read it. how sweet! not only was 'lil' bear returned but she had a companion 'jenny' who needed some lovin'. the level of excitement hit hysteria as mia realised there was an extra bear in the bag for her!!
jenny is in mias right hand and old flopsy 'lil' bear in mias left. one very very happy child in the middle
here are the bears with their owners... the most amazing thing is that jenny has curly fur and looks like mias curly locks!
so from the bottom of our blessed bonser hearts we thank you LINDA and send you big big big bear hugs.
do yourself a favour, log onto lilly cottage blog or if you live local (in brisbane) come visit them at old petrie town all the info is on their blog.
i would like to thank all my earth angels and hopefully one day i can repay them in some way.