Feeling a bit sad :(

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Registered: 01-12-2000
Feeling a bit sad :(
Tue, 04-09-2013 - 2:42pm

I've been doing some major cleaning and in my storage room found a box sealed up with some of my ^Misty's^ toys. I've looked at the box for the last couple of weeks and just opened it today. These were well used and loved toys. Even a couple of my slippers that she used to put into her toybox. My ^Misty^ has been gone since 2005. I have really mixed emotions as to what to do with the box. Should I keep the toys (they are pretty ragged) or just get rid of them? Would I be a bad mother if I got rid of them. Both Teddy and Elliott have plenty of toys and there toys aren't in any shape to be donated.....Linda

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Registered: 04-19-2008
Thu, 04-11-2013 - 4:34pm

{{{^Misty's^ Mom }}}  How lovely to see you back home!  {{{gentle hugs}}}  Oh my ..... how I understand about finding our ^beloved's^ treasures.  Gosh .... on the one side, I'm sure your beautiful ^Misty^ doesn't feel one way or another about her old toys ..... she only cares about how you feel about them.   Do you think Teddy and Elliott would be interested it them?  Maybe ^Misty^ would get a kick out of her siblings using her paw-me-downs.  :)

This is such a toughie for me.  I've saved every single thing my ^Whisper^ and ^Wonder^ touched.  (even old insulin bottles)  I know my ^boys^ don't need them, but I still do.  I know they wouldn't care if I donated their things.... but I still find comfort in having something physical of theirs near me.   So every time I stumble upon something of theirs, I consider it a bridgekiss.  Perhaps this discovery was an amazing kiss from your beautiful ^Misty^. 

Oh Linda, it's so good to see you here!  Please let us know how Elliott and Teddy are doing.... along with how their dear Mom is doing!  Is it Spring yet in your part of the world? 

Big hugs,
Lin, Whisper's Mom

With my heart,