Friday, June 19, 2009

Mother Bear Sighting in Zambia

I have the most wonderful news!

Do you remember this little bear I made in December 2008 for the Mother Bear Project?






Well, the most wonderful thing happened today. He came back to give Emmitt and me a hug when Amy, founder of the Mother Bear Project, sent me this photo of him in his new home loved by this sweet little boy in Zambia.



Emmitt and I are so happy, we do not know what to say!

I feel like Emmitt and I have hugged someone 1/2 around the world! ~ Wow!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Life is Art... Art is Life!

27 comments:

Abby Creek Art said...

That is so wonderful, Missy...must have really made your day!! It certainly made the day of that little boy.:)

The OP Pack said...

so wonderful - that must really warm your heart.

Happy weekend, the OP Pack

Nancy and the fatties said...

Melissa, that is amazing and wonderful. You do such good work. We are working on something on my day job for providing "comfort care" to children in disasters. I think you have found a way to spread that already.
big hugs...

Pearl said...

Melissa, that is so touching! That picture just warmed my heart. It must make the time you spend on this project feel so rewarding!

jsanders73 said...

Melissa, that is great. You and Emmitt must be so proud!!!!

Laura said...

That gives me chills, Melissa! How awesome to see your bear being loved by a little boy!

Tere said...

That is so precious! I'm so happy for you!

Liss said...

That is wonderful. It's so nice that you get to see the impact you're having. Very inspiring.

Rosie said...

That is so fantastic. Those bears are so cute - they must make those children so happy.
Really great work you are doing.
Loves from pugs,
Rosie Marie

C.l.o.v.e.r. said...

SO COOL! You guys are pawesome! I am leaving you an award today on my blog, but it is taking a long time to get posted - stay tuned!
xo

GAIL said...

Wow, how great is that!

Brenda Pinnick said...

What a wonderful way to give happiness to a child who could use a bit! Congratulations Melissa! You and Emmet did a cool thing! I'm sure that little guy loves his doggie doll.

Puglette said...

oh melissa, that brought tears to my eyes! that little boy is so cute and he looks so good with your little bear. thank you so much for sharing the love.
hugs,
puglette
:o)

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Oh my dog!

Or should I say BEAR!?!

That is so furry special!

Tank woo fur sharing!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Sandy Mastroni said...

that's so wonderful Melissa
Your bear is bringing happiness and love to someone so far away !

Rachel said...

That is amazing Melissa!! How wonderful!

Tara Ross Studios said...

That is so cool, to be able to see your efforts, live! What a cute little boy. It warms my heart.

Tara

Tweedles -- that's me... said...

Hi Melissa
That is so touching to see that sweet little boy holding that preious little bear. You have made some happy hearts with all the things that you do for others.
You and Emmitt, I know your hearts must be soaring.
Just think of all the other little kids that have one of your bears too- and feel loved.
love
tweedles

Peng Peng said...

That's a wonderful, incredible story!
A hug across the world indeed :O)
xoxo

Maggie and Mitch said...

How fabulous! Look at your bear clutched tightly to that little boy's chest! What a super special picture! Bless you, Melissa!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Myra said...

How awesome to have been given a photo of the child that will cuddle with creation... 8-)

Diana Evans said...

oh you brought a tear to my eye with this Melissa...you are so giving and sweet...bless your heart!!! I also want to thank you for your kindness and support over the last week....we will never ever get over this tragedy...but with family and friends we never feel alone....

Hugs
Diana

Mare said...

Awww! You made me cry! That is so sweet Melissa...What a beautiful gift for you and that little boy!

Hank said...

Good work, Melissa, honey but watch out fer those mother bears! Ya don't wanna mess with them!

Leah said...

That is incredibly awesome!!!

Lex said...

That is amazing Melissa and Emmitt!!

marianne said...

this is just fantastic!
So nice to see what you have created in the hands of such a beautiful child!