Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Treasure Tuesday


Its another Tuesday, which could only mean Treasure Tuesday at Faithful Mommy! My treasures (thats right! Plural!) today are my two pink stuffed Elephants my mom gave me sometime in High school.

My mom gave me the big one (which I named Ruby after my mom's birthstone) and the middle one (which I named Ellie because it sounds like Ali-my nickname). Note: I do not have the smallest one, its just in the online pic. The reason I cannot take a picture of Ruby and Ellie together is because they are never together (and I don't have a digital camera, minor details people!). When I left for camp, of my mom traveled, or when I went away for college. I decided that Mom would take Ellie with her and I would take Ruby. Right now, Ruby is on my bed (if it is made, which in packing mode is always questionable). Whenever I pick her off the floor to put her in my bed, I always give it a special hug with a "hi, mom" or a "I love ya Mom" said in my head. Its a way for me to feel connected to her even when we are apart or when we are upset with eachother or when I just need a Mom moment.

A funny side story: When I worked at camp, I worked with the youngest kids (about 5-6 years old). My little ones were very prone to getting homesick at weird times. To stave off homesickness, I told them when i missed my mom I would hug on my Mom elephant to make me feel better. Then I would let my homesick girl take Ruby for awhile until she felt better. By the end of camp I had a waiting list for some Ruby time.

I love the connection that my pink elephants have given me to my mom, that she got me just because they felt good.

9 comments:

Barb said...

What a sweet treasure. Ruby time. I love that.

Overwhelmed! said...

Oh, these elephants are so adorable! I love the "Ruby time" phrase too. :)

Quick question, is that a picture of you and your husband in your profile (the wedding one)?

I've posted a TT as well. Stop by and take a peek. :)

firstborn said...

how cute are your elephants! great story!

Overwhelmed! said...

Ah, so that is a picture of you and your husband on your wedding day. I love it!!

I posted some of our pictures on our anniversary day. We got married in Ireland. Check it out at, http://overwhelmedwithjoy.blogspot.com/2006/05/happy-3-year-anniversary-to-us.html.

Overwhelmed! said...

Ah, so that is a picture of you and your husband on your wedding day. I love it!!

I posted some of our pictures on our anniversary day. We got married in Ireland. Check it out at, http://overwhelmedwithjoy.blogspot.com/2006/05/happy-3-year-anniversary-to-us.html.

Faith said...

i love your elephants and your story! Very cool(and brave) that you shared with the campers!

Karla said...

That is so, so sweet! What a great story!!
And they look so soft and squishy!!!
What a great treasure! Thanks for stopping by to check mine out. :)
Come back & visit. I hope to come back to visit you soon. :)

Overwhelmed! said...

Quick question for you. Did you mean to link that particular faithfulmommy blog or did you mean to link this one, http://www.faithfulmommy.typepad.com/. This Faithful Mommy is the creator of Treasure Tuesday. :)

Overwhelmed! said...

Hey, no worries about the mis-link. I was just curious more than anything. I thought maybe the Faith that I knew had changed her name to Alyssa. ;)