September 28, 2009

A trusted friend~

On your second birthday your friend Laney gave you Pete. An instant friendship developed. You began sleeping with him the night he was given to you and he has slept with you every night since.

In the last 3 years Pete has been constant companion, your ‘baby’, your security (Dr. Mike has to give Pete his examine before he gives you yours), and a ‘mannequin’ for your clothes.

He has even been the groom on a couple of occasions

When we brought Gio home, he used Pete as his chew toy a couple of times, leaving your friend with no eyes or nose.

Daddy bought you another panda, thinking that maybe you would grow fond of another. And while you liked your new panda friend, it was obvious that he would never seal himself to your heart the way Pete did.

Last week while going through your clothes and toys for donation you said to me “Mommy, you won’t ever give Pete away, will you?” To which I answer "Pete is a part of our family and he will be with us forever".

Who knows when the time will come when you will no longer look for Pete prior to going to bed~ but till then he will continue to get tattered and torn, the tell-tale sign of your love for him.


Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! September 27, 2009 at 7:48 PM  

She is such a sweetie....I love the pic of you two together....looks like you are having a girls spa day:)

Sarah has a bunny that looks as worn as Pete.....we also have a back up, but she wants nothing to do with him!

Hope you all have a great week.....pete included:)


TanyaLea September 27, 2009 at 11:04 PM  

How sweet is that!? Pete may be a bit tattered and torn, but her love for him is truly UNCONDITIONAL...very much like the love that our Father lavishes upon us! <><

LOVE the pic with both of you in your velcro rollers...too cute!!! :)

Blessings and Hugs,

a Tonggu Momma September 28, 2009 at 12:12 AM  

She has WONDERFUL taste, or so says the woman obsessed with pandas. (The Tongginator doesn't know that we rotate her beloved Doggy when he gets his "bath." We are so evil.)

Lori Lynn September 28, 2009 at 1:37 PM  

That was a very sweet post! My girls always rotate their animals, so it's nice to read about one so special that he is always remembered.

sara September 28, 2009 at 7:04 PM  

Oh, now *I* love Pete too! I love Bella's love for him - so precious and what a great lesson about finding your forever family!!

EllieNat September 28, 2009 at 11:33 PM  

Very sweet post.

Love the pic of you in rollers!

Shawnstribe September 30, 2009 at 5:42 PM  

give Pete a hug from our panda here in England

The Allens September 30, 2009 at 8:05 PM  

How this warms my heart! Laney is thrilled to see that her gift is so special to Bella. Laney has a big panda that she takes with her on all trips (including Vietnam!), and sleeps with at night. It is so cute to see them cuddled up with a precious stuffed animal. I know we'll be keeping our panda forever too! Miss you guys!

Michelle October 4, 2009 at 7:24 PM  

How sweet. I just love how you blog for Bella. This is going to mean so much to her one day.

p.s. Love the picture of you two in the rollers. Makes me want to run up and grab my velcro ones. Oh... but I no longer have any hair. he he he

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