Monday, April 2, 2018

The Burden Bear

I was admitted to the hospital for four days. I have a perforated colon. This type of thing been an ongoing struggle. My pastor asked me if I was depressed, and I had to say yes. But then something happened. A local church brought these Burden Bears to many of the hospital patients. He has been such a blessing to me, so I am sharing him in case he may be a help to others. I am at home and getting better. But this is an ongoing struggle.. .Everyone has their own struggle, and this bear plus a dear friend has helped me through mine.

See that he is carrying a message? Here is what it says:

I am not a very fancy bear…
I am plain and rather small.
Even so, someone who likes you
Said that I should come to call.
Hide me underneath your pillow
Or set me on a nearby shelf,
And when you feel discouraged
I will do my best to help.
I brought my favorite blanket
That I snuggle when I’m sad
It‘s a present from my granny,
Made for days when things seem bad.
My granny always told me,
“Life is like this patchwork quilt.
Just give Jesus all the pieces
And He’ll make a pretty quilt.
Sometimes I don’t see the pattern…
Sometimes He seems far away,
Then I clutch me favorite blanket,
And I pray, and pray, and pray.
Though I don’t have all the answers
(for I’m just a Burden Bear)
I’ve been sent here on a mission
From someone who really cares.
When you see me, please remember,
YOU are in their thoughts and prayers.

Blessings to all my loyal followers.


photowannabe said...

Oh Ginny, I'm so sorry to hear this. Prayers for healing and that the Lord will be your strength.

Hootin' Anni said...

May your recover quickky and feel better with time!! You have a friend in me.

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Joan said...

Lovely bear and hope yoy feeling better soon,Joan

Ann said...

That bear is adorable. What a sweet and thoughtful gift for someone in the hospital.
You are in my thoughts and prayers. Get better soon

MadSnapper said...

i love your burden bear and this poem is perfect. it would be easy to print the poem and attach to bears bought at dollar stores or yard sales and pass them on. here in our county our Fire/EMS/Police carry bears to give out when needed. i love the burden bear name... i am praying with your bear.. love you sis

George said...

What a wonderful gift. I hope ou're feeling better soon.

From the Kitchen said...

I am glad you are home and improving. Take care!


Lois said...

Oh Ginny, I am so sorry you are going through this. I love the poem and the bear! Such a sweet idea. You are in my prayers.

LV said...

So sorry you are going through so much lately. You are such a good person to have to suffer. That Burden poem is wonderful and I truly trust you will be richly blessed with better health soon.

Ruth Hiebert said...

What a sweet little gift to receive!I am so sorry to hear about your problems.May God give you peace and patience to allow the healing to happen.

Chatty Crone said...

Ginny I am so sorry you have to go through all this. What does it mean for you. I am glad the bear helped you - it is sweet. I know when my mom was in the hospital they gave her a doll someone had made. Some churches give out blankets. It is a wonderful gift to make others feel good. Hugs.

Karen said...

Very sorry to hear about your illness. That is a precious bear and he reminds you of many who are praying for you, including me! Get well soon.

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

Ginny your set back is a tough one but with the help of today’s docs that may get sorted. I wish you all the best. When I had colon cander 10 years ago I had a TY stuffed animal that I clutched close to me as I prayed and sought relief. A bear is good too. May you continue to improve. Sending good vibes.

Ann said...

I love the burden bear--it really helps to know others are praying. Our life group makes knitted prayer shawls for those who have life threatening illnesses.

Patsy said...

How sweet! when My Bennie had heart surgery they gave him
a big stuffed red heart to hug.
Sure hope you are feeling better.

Tamago said...

I’m so sorry that you’ve been having such a difficult time. Glad you are home now and what a sweet bear he is. You have wonderful people around you and now the bear :-) I hope you get better and feel better. Sending hugs xo

Nancy Chan said...

Glad to know that you are home and I hope you will recover in time! I like the burden bear and the sweet poem. So nice and thoughtful of the local church! You are in many people's prayer, and most importantly, Jesus is our burden carrier!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I like the bear's message. I hope you are feeling much better today!

Unknown said...

Whew! What an ordeal to go through Ginny! I'm so sorry but happy to hear you are on the mend! Your little bear is adorable!

Tanya Breese said...

i am so sorry you are going through all of this ginny...i am happy you have such a wonderful circle of you!

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