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Nan's good will bears
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By Nan Forehand
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Nanís good will bears

By: Nan Forehand
Written on July 18, 2011

Itís easy to do something good and kind
when youíve got a plan on your mind!
Every gesture of good will begins with a thought.
I know Iím doing exactly what I ought!
Over time Iíve collected teddy bears
and believe me, this lady really cares!
Iím giving away my bundles of joy.
Each teddy is more than just a stuffed toy!
Every one is an expression of love
reminding me of God above!
From the board of directors to the director of staff
They loved my idea, and didnít even laugh!
To the hospital ER my teddies will go.
My love for little children I want to show!
To provide them comfort and peace,
a teddy will bring them sweet release!
When they are sick or hurt with fear in their eyes
the love of a teddy will silence their cries!
Cuddly and clean, by golly, by gosh;
each bear received a professional wash!
To give with no thought of recompense,
to me makes perfect sense!!
Each teddy bear has been loved by gentle hands before.
Now these children will take them home and love them even more!
My teddies will serve to remind one and all
Itís good to be loving and kind to people big and small!
Now you know the story of Nanís good will bears,
all because this lady really cares!

Authorís note: The good Lord provides in abundance! My collection began with 12 teddy bears and from April until December, has grown to more than 500 bears. People have also begun to donate bears as word has spread about my plan. Sincere thanks go out to Aurora Tudela, Greta Jordan and Jeff White and the Iredell Memorial Hospital Emergency Room staff.

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Submitted: Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Last Updated: Saturday, December 24, 2011

About the Poet
I grew up in rural North Carolina, married for 38 years to my best friend and soulmate, Allen, who retired almost 17 years ago from the Air Force after 24 years of service to our beloved America. We have a daughter, Ashley ( and son-in-law, Kris) and, a son, John, and, our two beautiful grand daughters, Amelia and Haley, and Isaac, our only grandson, all blessings from God. We have four cats; Mr. Peabody, Missy, aka Middle Kitty and Tabby, aka Little Kitty, and Gracie. I've seen a lot of hard times and God has always been here for me to see me through them. I am a vessel God can use to help others in need. If I could be described in one word, it would be that I am an encourager.

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