I got a call last night from Camden, all excited and thankful that Benny made it home. Benny’s story is told here. I was told he was dancing with joy when he opened the package. Camden told me he had been checking the mail for a “long time” and thought maybe I had thrown Benny out because he “was waiting so long.”
I told him that Benny needed tender loving care and that it takes a while to fix a bear. I also told Camden he would have to love Benny gently. Camden assured me that he just took Benny to bed. When I suggested that maybe Benny was in a pillow fight or two, Camden admitted that he once used Benny’s arms to tie him around his neck.
That explains this picture:
I heard all about how Benny got his name and how much he missed him. I am glad Benny is home.
This space quilt also went home with Benny:
I told him to find Orion on the quilt and then Orion’s belt. We talked about how Orion is the easiest constellation to find at night. We both went outside to look, but it was too cloudy to see any stars. Camden wanted to go out each night and call me so we could find the different constellations. I suggested we could do it every once in a while. 🙂
He continued to read the names off the quilt and then commented, “I didn’t know there was a constellation called poop.” Leave it to an 8-year-old boy to find that one.
I heard all about the stars, planets and asteroids on the quilt, but one comment that tickled me was the one he made about how he liked the stitching I did on the edges around the space ships and rockets.
Finding humorous constellations I expect, commenting on stitching I did not.
Interspersed with all the space quilt talk were thank-you’s for Benny.
Camden ended the conversation with, “Grandma, how can I ever thank-you enough for fixing Benny and making the space quilt?”
You just did Camden, you just did.
I love you. Miss you and your brothers.
Take good care of Benny, share the quilt with your brothers and some night soon when the stars are our we will have to find Orion.
Love you, Grandma
Does it get any better than this?
Enjoy the Journey, Jackie