Here’s a note I gave to my mom to help her feel safe:

Dear Mom,

When I was just a baby you gave me Teddy and he became my best friend. He kept me safe at night when I was alone and afraid, I told him my secrets and dreams, and he went everywhere with me.  With your help over the years he has survived being lost in the snow, being chewed on by our dog, and traveling everywhere that I went for many years.

Mom I want you to have Teddy so he can keep you safe and be your best friend and so you know how much I love you.

Mom cried happy tears when she read my note and she sleeps with Teddy every night. 😉