Velveteen Loves Hug-a-Muffin

And I love Velveteen!

If you go back to my blog post # 13 you will be reminded about how a little stuffed green and yellow rabbit that my daughter, Shantel, named Velveteen, opened the door for miracles to happen many times over when my husband, Bill and I were helping Shantel get through chemo treatments and the surgeries to remove her eyes when she lost her sight to that horrible disease.

When Shantel was going through her chemo treatments, three different kinds of chemo, three times a week, for four and a half months, she would get so nervous that she would pick, pick, pick at Velveteen’s ears. And I can’t tell you how many times I sewed his tail back on.

Velveteen’s girlfriend, Hug-a-Muffin, didn’t like to go to chemo treatments with us. She was afraid of needles so she would always stay home and wait for our return. Hug-a-Muffin didn’t go on vacation trips with us either because she didn’t like to travel. Only Velveteen was brave enough to venture out of our home.

Every Sunday, after church and after the kitchen was cleaned up from having breakfast, Shantel, Velveteen, Hug-a-Muffin and I would gather around the kitchen table (or on the table) and have a tea party. Shantel thought it was so much fun to pour tea for everyone, and of course, everyone had to have two cookies….that meant that she got to eat what Velveteen and Hug-a-muffin couldn’t…:) Once I learned that trick, I started buying miniature cookies for our tea parties which didn’t go over as well because, of course, Velveteen would always say he wanted the other cookies… but, I was able to convince “him” that it was mini cookies or none…funny how “he” seemed to decide he would eat the mini cookies:)

Now that I know how to post pictures to my blog, I thought you all might like to see Velveteen and Hug-a-Muffin so I dedicate this post to them for all the help they provided getting us through some very hard times and all the joy they brought into our lives.

If you look at my post from yesterday that shows my family room, and click on the picture that shows the wall with TV on it (it will enlarge) and you will see that Velveteen and Hug-a-Muffin both have a place of honor in our home and always will. They are sitting on the wall shelf just above the TV. Shantel may have out grown them, but I NEVER will::: 🙂

This is Velveteen.

Velveteen’s ear’s picked clean!

This is Velveteen’s girlfriend, Hug-a-Muffin

Sunday Tea Parties. Notice the hats because all ladies attending Tea Parties wear pretty hats! These were Shantel’s hats she wore when she lost all her hair from the chemo treatments. She would insist on wearing them to church and our Tea Parties…What precious moments!!!

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ellen Kaufman
    Aug 21, 2012 @ 21:47:37

    That is such a sweet story. So much a part of your lives and always will be those stuffed animals.
    Enjoyed reading your Blogs about Shantel and her strong attitude towards having a normal and exciting life and now going into her second year of college. Shantel has achieved so much .
    As always we love you.
    Aunt Ellen

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    • beyondcinderella
      Aug 21, 2012 @ 22:23:21

      Thank-you Aunt Ellen. I love you too. Thank-you for following my blog and leaving your comments. I LOVE seeing comments from those who read my blog. It really means a LOT to me to see what people think about what I am writing about. xxxooo Cindy

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  2. Gotham Girl
    Aug 22, 2012 @ 00:27:14

    Well this post brought tears to my eyes!!! Absolutely adorable and V and H-a-M will always be near and dear to all of us!! Love you all!! xoxo MORE MORE and MORE!

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    • beyondcinderella
      Aug 22, 2012 @ 01:06:21

      Thank you frissy. I know you know what all V & H-a-M meant to us. So yes, V & H-a- M will ALWAYS be part of our lives as long as I am around. Love & Miss you so much. XXXOOO & MORE!!! GH

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  3. Megs
    Aug 29, 2012 @ 20:33:30

    Love this bog! It brought tears to my eyes too! Xo

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