reflection

Prized Possession

I've had her since I was a child and I'll have her forever.

The blog prompt below made me smile like never before. When you read the post hopefully you’ll see why.

Describe an item you were incredibly attached to as a child. What became of it?

So when I was a baby I ended up with a Care Bears sheet (not a little blanket, but a full on sheet). When I saw this blog prompt I had to call my mom and ask her if she remembered where and from whom I got my beloved Emme (E-ME) from. She not only remembered when she purchased it (when I was three or four months old to go in my nursery), she even remembered where she purchased it. The amazing Emme was purchased at a store called GEMCO in Phoenix, in 1981. We have been inseparable ever since. I’m not talking like I kept her around until I “outgrew” her inseparable. I’m talking I’m turning 36 on May 2nd of this year and I STILL sleep with her. It’s my husband, my dog, myself, and yes, Emme. That is who shares my bed these days.

Now the awesome part about Emme is the she has a head.

What the hell are you talking about, she has a head?

Just what I said, Emme has a head. Hear me out before you stop reading the rambling by the crazy blog lady.

Being a printed sheet with a seam at the top where the fabric folds over just like any other sheet out there, the pattern just happens to fold over where a paw is directly in the middle and when I was little I declared that was her “head”.

She has gone with me to band camp, Australia (in high school), Texas when I was trying to figure out life and my future, back home and through every move I have had over the last 15 years. She has outlasted every old relationship, every old friendship. Been there for every heartache, loss, and joyful occasion. And she will be there when I am either cremated or buried.

She is my prized possession. Something that I would be devastated if I didn’t have in my life anymore. She has always been and always will be my “security blanket”.

My husband is resigned to the fact that this is one thing that I will never let go and god help any person tries to make me.

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