Monday, May 22, 2017

Some Bunny Loves You

The form of love.

When I was about three I got this incredibly fluffy white bunny for Easter.  I LOVED that bunny and carried it around everywhere and slept with it each night. I even told my parents that when I grew up and got married Bunny was going to sleep with my husband and I.  Every so often Mom would wash it and hang it up by the ears on the clothesline to dry. It went missing somewhere in my later teen years, my discovering science and cars and coffee and other adult things.

But a couple of years ago, Dad found it where my Mom had carefully wrapped it up and put it in a box in my closet before she died.  Dad mailed it to me.  It has almost no hair, no eyes, no whiskers.  I didn't even notice.  I just removed the wrapping paper, breathing in the scent of my Mom's Chanel No. 5 and I cried.  It's still my favorite bunny and I never stopped loving it as much as I did that first day I got it.  I'm lucky to have a spouse that feels about me the same way, as although I still have my hair, my stuffing has shifted with age.

The bunny sits up high on a shelf where Abby Lab can't get to him, but every time I look at it I just smile.  


14 comments:

  1. That is lovely. Bunny is back where he belongs. When you love something it comes alive. You have given Bunny his life back.

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  2. Oh, that is such a sweet story - we hope Bunny stays with you forever!!! Mom has her Shirley Temple doll that dates back to the 1950s. The old treasures are the best. And your Bunny is even more special because your mother recognized how much it meant to her sweet little girl.

    Woos - Misty and Lightning

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  3. :) What a lovely memory. I am glad your mom had the foresight to save it and your dad found it for you.

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  4. a beautiful memory
    hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

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  5. A great reunion. I think my mother would have tossed it, but how lovely that yours had such great memories of you, that she's given them back to you with some of herself.

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  6. That is SUPER sweet! Our mom apparently has a stuffed Snoopy from when she was a child that she just LOVES. Oddly enough, we've never seen it.
    Cammie!

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  7. Those things go straight to the heart.

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  8. That's so sweet!

    You should visit the Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester NY sometime. www.museumofplay.org

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  9. I'm glad the bunny is still with you and maybe the smell of your mom's perfume was like a greeting or like a kiss from heaven just for you?

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  10. So glad that your dad had the foresight and knew you
    would treasure it as an adult.


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