This I Believe

Jessica - thornton, Colorado
Entered on October 18, 2007
Age Group: 18 - 30
Themes: love
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The Security Holder…

Everyday I rely on a connection with something or someone. When the day grows weary and the world seems cold I find myself balled up like a baby in a mother’s womb upon my bed with my teddy bear. I believe in snuggling with teddy bears on any given day.

As dawn turns to dusk an innocent child lies awake in her magical princess bed where she can hear the sounds of her parents bickering through the walls. In need of some sort of comfort or security she wraps her small arms around the teddy bears fluffy stomach and envisions she is in a different place. Her Mom comes into her room at night and begins to tell her a story of a better place then where they are now.

The young girl continues her journey through life as she faces struggles of loss, of fortune, and of faith. However, the one thing she encounters brings the greatest joy to her life, and that is of love. She spots the boy across the room gazing on how great he looks and how kind he seems. They meet at last the passion so deep the love so strong they forget about the world and carry on with their lives. Their first anniversary comes with no surprise. This is their first together and in general. The girl who now has grown to be a young woman arrives home after work as she finds a present lying on her porch. It is some flowers and a teddy bear. The hands on the clock keep ticking days and weeks fly by. The couple comes across troubles they don’t know how to resolve. Each night the girl lies awake teary eyed by the conclusions they have come to. She turns to her bear he had once given her and holds it tight like she always had and cries. It makes her feel better because the bear is her security and comfort the way to a different place. It takes her back to the day when the couple was happy and content with one another’s lives.

As the seasons begin to change the leaves turn from green to red and orange she finds herself soothing a young girl just like she once was. The young girl explains her sorrows and her trials to the mature women. The women holds the girl tightly wraps her arms around her and whispers in her ear “When I was your age and I was down I would find my teddy bear, pull it close, and hug it like there was no tomorrow”. The women hands the girl her old teddy bear and tells her to keep it safe like it once kept her safe.

The sense of security is hard to find in a world so demanding and domineering as our can seem. So I believe when life is rough and the world is cold, snuggling with a warm puffy teddy bear can change my world.