I read The Velveteen Rabbit to both Angels and I’m not sure they loved it as much as I did, but it did give us an opportunity to have a chat about my favorite part.
T ran to his bedroom to find his dad’s teddy which now belongs to the kids, so I think they understood the story’s valuable message.
“Like this, Grandma?” “Where Daddy’s puppy chewed on Teddy’s ear?”
“Exactly!” “Teddy’s been loved a lot, hasn’t he?”
T brought Teddy to Dad so he could give him an extra hug. “Hug him, Daddy. He misses you.”
I wish I had a photo of that precious moment, but it’s captured in my heart forever.