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Friday, August 29, 2008

Foto Friday: A Memorial

We have suffered a loss recently. It's caused many a sleepless night around here and I feel like I can't get any closure until I've blogged about it. So here goes...

First, we need a little mood music. And whenever I think about our missing friend, this song runs through my mind...when I was a kid, we had this song on a record and I used to listen to it all the time:



You don't have to watch the video...just let the music play as you read through this and look at the pictures.

When I was pregnant with my first child, my sister-in-law gave me a stack of baby blankets. Among them, I had a favorite. It was large and white with little footprints stamped in blue, pink, green and yellow. And it was very, very soft. I wrapped both kids in it but it was the Boy who decided it was his. One day, before he was talking all that much, he called it his "Mee Mee" and that name stuck. That poor blanket has had more things dumped and dripped on it but trying to wash it takes a virtual act of Congress. The Boy can't seem to let it go. Anytime he feels the least bit pouty, he hunts down Mee Mee and snuggles up.

You know where this is going, don't you?

Remember how the Boy had an appointment with the eye doctor? Well, that was the last time we saw the Mee Mee. I've called the doctor's office - twice - but they don't have it. Mee Mee is lost! The Boy has moved on and adopted an unfinished blanket with a similar pattern that I was attempting to crochet but he doesn't need it as much as the Mee Mee. Maybe I'm the one that's not ready to let go...

So let's a walk down memory lane and see the Mee Mee as the Boy's constant companion:






We miss you, Mee Mee! Please come home...

8 comments:

Jan said...

Believe it or not, I take this to heart. I am so very sorry about the loss of MEE MEE. Please do come home. I am so sad to hear about this Jessica. But I had a MEE MEE once, I know how it feels.

{HUGS}

Diane said...

jim still laments the loss of his blankie that was left behind at a motel when his family moved from Arizona to Utah. Perfect song to think about the good old days snuggling with a great blankie.

Heather said...

Oh sad day! Going back to Utah just won't be the same now. We've all lost a friend.

Nat said...

That is too bad. Sorry for your loss. My boys all had a "nite-nite". Two of them still do, but the older two have given their favorite blankets to the cedar chest. They gave them to the cedar chest in exchange for something else (both of them picked a toy) and never looked back. Maybe you guys will be okay! :)

Amber said...

Sorry to hear about the Mee Mee- Although it's probably for the best because it was getting a little gross.

I'm a little offended that I'm not on your blog call- Am I not cool enough?

Jill said...

Sorry to hear of your loss.
My daughter has a blanket like that. My mom made it for her when she was a baby, and when "blankie" started to get holes in it, grandma fixed it by putting a new back on it.
It doesn't get dragged around quite as much as it used to, but it's still her favorite.
She says that she's planning to take it with her to college.

Lyn's Musings said...

I think many of us have had things similiar to Mee Mee. I had a jingly bear called Jinglebear When I was a kid...had to give him away cause I was severly allergic. I was bereft of my security item...until my Mom gave me a stuffed Doggie when I was 12, because it didn't contain any natural stuffing that could be come moldy or nasty....I still have that doggie....I used to sleep with him all through my teen, young adult, 20's and 30's...if you must know.

Kenney Crew said...

That's so sad....I hope he can recover quickly.

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