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Bears in My Attic
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By Nan Forehand
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Bears in My Attic

Written by Nan Forehand
Thursday, December 29, 2011

Yes! Yes!
There are bears in my attic!
Iím really quite ecstatic!
More than two hundred!
Yes, thatís what I said!
Some cuddly and some not so much
Sparkles in their eyes and soft to the touch
Red bears, blue bears, Winnie the Pooh bears
To see these bears you have to go upstairs
Some cotton candy white, others dark brown
Hundreds youíll see, but not one with a frown
Been doiní more than wishiní
Iím a woman on a God given mission
Boyds, Bearington, Dakin, Gund and Gerber
they will help a child rest; no need for Dr. Ferber
his sleep method we wonít need to use
take away the fear and a child will snooze
washed top to bottom and behind the ears
known to bring comfort and dry little tears
people have donated bears or given me money
thatís what I call generosity, honey
I love to shop and I love teddy bears
A cartload of bears brings smiles and stares
Of Nanís good will bears, Iíll share the story
To comfort a sick child and give God the glory!

Authorís note: Since the first delivery of Nanís good will bears to the Iredell Memorial Hospital Emergency Room on July 22, 2011, more than 200 bears have been given to sick children and some adults as appropriate. God has provided more than 553 teddy bears as of December 29, 2011. Just when I think ďWow! Can it get any better than this?Ē, God says, ďWait, thereís more! It gets better than this!Ē
Iím excited! How about you?

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Submitted: Friday, December 30, 2011

Last Updated: Saturday, December 31, 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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