Meet my friend Snoopy.
Most of you are probably familiar with him, but this particular dog is special.
As you can see, he’s missing an eye, can no longer smell, and only a small portion of his mouth remains. Also, his ears are held on with Elmer’s Glue. Not surprising since he’s over 50 years-old.
You might think that this stuffed dog belongs to me, but that’s not the case.
I met Snoopy twenty something years ago when Derek and I first started dating. At the time, I found it endearing that Derek had held on to his pal since he was four years-old.
Today, Snoopy is living out his golden years perched in a chair in our master bedroom. Each time I glance in his direction, I can’t help but smile and picture Derek as a young boy with his friend, Snoopy.
Have you or a loved one held on to something special from your childhood?
“If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart. I’ll stay there forever.” ~ A.A. Milne