Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Addy and Her Bee

waiting for bee to get washed

Lisa do you remember taking this pic?

feeding bee some breakfast.

taking bee on the road. shoes and purse both hijacked from my closet.

If you know my daughter very well, you know that she has a lovey named Bee that has been the love of her life since Day 1. Literally. I've had that little thing since Liam was born but he never took a shine to it, so it got saved for the next kiddo. Bee has gone missing at times but has always turned back up a short while later. Like the night before we moved, everything was pretty frantic and busy. It was really late but I kept putting off putting addy to bed because I couldnt find bee. Well, I couldnt put it off any longer but bee had still not turned up. Imagine your house totally looking like a tornado had gone through. Now imagine having to find something the size of your hand amidst the boxes and piles. Yeah, the phrase "finding a needle in a haystack" comes to mind. We started tearing that house apart, but still no bee after about an hour of hard looking. We were starting to get scared that she had gotten accidentally thrown in the moving truck. Finally Addy was so tired I just had to lay her down and hope for the best. Well, the best didnt happen. She screamed and cried, and we all had been saying a little prayer to ourselves before, but now Mom suggested saying one all together. So we did, and resumed the Search For Bee. Not one minute after we had all scattered to look again, I heard dad yell "I found it!!" I grabbed it and ran into Addy's room where she smiled, took Bee, and laid down and wasnt heard from the rest of the night. You can bet there was not a dry eye as we said a prayer of thanks that Heavenly Father is mindful of even the smallest of troubles, and I left that experience knowing that the Lord loves his little ones. Upon questioning my father ("WHERE did you find her????") he said he just walked by the overturned laundry hamper by the washing machine, felt like he should turn it over, and there she was. I swear to you that my mother and I both looked there.

So the purpose of this post today is to chronicle my daughters love for bee, but also to direct your attention to this ebay auction here. This morning I woke up and remembered that I had wanted to look up bee on ebay for a while to see if I could find another one in case the unthinkable happens. And whaddya know I found one! So it will be interesting to see if she accepts this new bee, or if she can tell the difference. I will let you know!


Lisa said...

I do remember taking that picture...I thought it looked familar. Heaven definatly knows your daughter and her simply cannot go on without that little Bee.

Heather said...

Can you believe you found another on ebay? what a cute little bee story. I like the picture where she is waiting f or bee to finish washing. So cute!

Karie said...

I was cracking up reading your post and remembering when Hannah (Celeste's daughter) lost her pumpkin teddy bear at DisneyWorld. Tragedy!!! But she was able to find an identical on on eBay as well. Whew!!! I even have an extra "little teddy" of Daria's just in case.