My most magical Christmas was when I was 4 years old. All I wanted for Christmas that year was a teddy bear, and it HAD to be blue, because blue is my favorite color. I had never ever seen a blue teddy bear, they were all brown, white, tan, or black.
I remember sitting on the mall Santa’s lap and telling him that was all I wanted & he said, “well, I’ll see what I can do”. I remember that night as I said my prayers I prayed for everyone in my family, as I usually would, and I also prayed for Santa Claus to have a safe trip around the World delivering his presents. And that when Santa came to my house I prayed he would try real hard to bring me a blue teddy bear.
When I awoke in the morning, I walked out into our living room and sure enough under the Christmas Tree was a huge light blue teddy bear. I remember running over and grabbing it and hugging it and I knew just what I was going to name him, Blueberry. I was so happy I don’t know if I ever put Blueberry down the whole day.
I know every night after that Blueberry slept in my bed with me every night. I will be 40 this year and I still have Blueberry. He helped me through so much in my life. I would tell him my secrets, I’d cry on him, I’d talk to him when I was mad, and it always made me feel so much better. I think everyone should have a Blueberry.
My mom joked with me when I got older and dated and then married that Blueberry would be in my husband and my bed!
I’m married now, and even though sometimes throughout my marriage, I may have rather slept with Blueberry over my husband, Blueberry has a nice spot on my shelf in my closet. Funny thing is Blueberry isn’t as big anymore, cause he used to be bigger than me and that’s not the case anymore