Sunday, August 30, 2009

Alright, Get Up Already!

One of my best teddy friends is Micro Bear. I received him as a gift about 9 years ago from my husband, Kelly.

I first saw Micro Bear in a health food store. He was sitting atop the vitamins and all that holistic health stuff, being advertised as someone you could put into the microwave and have a nice warm snuggle with when he is fully cooked.

I just had to have him!

So I told my then boyfriend, now hubby, that I was in love with the teddy bear at the health food store, and just in case he needed any Christmas ideas, the bear would be very well received.

So, when Micro Bear arrived in his Christmas package, the first thing I did was place him in the microwave and watch him spin around. Then he gave me the warmest teddy hug I’ve ever received and that was the beginning of our relationship.

When my granddaughters came to visit, they got quite a kick out of Micro Bear. We all laughed and fought over who was going to be the huggie of the moment with the nice, warm, soft and snuggly teddy bear.

Well, Micro Bear is now about 9 years old. By bear years, I’m not sure how that figures, but he’s a little rough around the edges and spends more time sitting than hugging these days.

As I explained in an earlier post, I’ve been feeling a bit “Lost” for the past couple of weeks. One day I noticed little Micro sitting there looking at me so I took him off his perch, stuck him in the microwave for old times sake, and spent a little snuggle time with him.

One thing I do believe about bears as it goes, is that they retain all the love that they are given and then give it back during some of the “down” times in life. In those moments spent with my old buddy Micro Bear, I began to feel the warmth and love that a teddy so often is just waiting to give back. I remembered the laughter and the hugs and the question every time one of the grandchildren came over to visit, “where’s Micro Bear?”

Well, today Micro looked at me and said “Alright, Get Up Already”…. “We’ve had some nice snuggle time, but I’m tired of that microwave and I want to perch for a while.”

It is useless to argue with a teddy, so I listened and felt the energy begin to return and the magic of teddies once again began to slowly visit my psyche and my little room.

So, no more “Lost” for a while. I’m going to get those bags of teddy bear parts out of the closet this week and just see who comes to visit me here in the teddy bear room.

Love and hugs to my friends in teddy bear land, Vicki and Micro Bear


  1. Vicki, you made me laugh and cry at the same time. I'm so glad you have Micro Bear. I'm so glad you're feeling better. I'm so glad you are my friend.
    Love and Hugs,

  2. Hi Laura! You're one of those people who helps me to believe in the magic of teddies! Love and hugs to you, too!

  3. Micro Bear! What a sweetheart! He does look very cuddly! Glad you are feeling like bearmaking again. There's something so soothing and satisfying about the feel of mohair and a little bear-paw, newly stuffed. Have a great day!

  4. Lots of love to you and Micro Bear and thank you little bear for proving the magic of the teddies!

    Pat xx

    PS. Nice to hear from you on my blog.

    Pat xx