I Call Her Plushy

There’s a little girl in my world who I call Plushy.  There are reasons for this.  Not so much any more.  But there was a day when she was fully plushy.  Now she’s grown in to some of that Plushyness.  But still.   It’s a great name.

Here, let me introduce you.  World, meet Plushy.  Plushy, meet the world……

Little Red Plushy

The reason I’m introducing you to Plushy is because it’s her Grandma’s birthday today.   Her grandma had hoped to get a likeness of her, and the rest of her family,  in the style of my blogheads.

Here’s the thing about Plushy.   She is extremely bashful.  So forgive her having her back to you.   If she was facing you she would have her eyes closed.  Since she was very little she believed closing her eyes made her invisible to you.   Or so that is what I assume.  So at least this way her eyes are open.   Trust me.

Plushy has a little sister.  Little sister is called “Babby”.   Not quite able to say baby, perhaps?  But they call her Babby.  And I think it’s adorable.

Plushy and Babby

They are very close.  Though very, very young they have formed an incredible bond.  The other day they had to be apart.  And each child, in separate locations cried for the “Sister”.    That’s pretty cute.

And amazingly wonderful.

Plushy and Babby’s mom is a giant of a woman.

A Giant Of A Woman

Until you stand her next to her giant of a husband.

Giant Of A Husband

Then you see her physical self is pretty tiny.   Which does not diminish the giant size of her in my eyes.

Giant Couple

I bet your wondering where the children get their red hair….

So there you have it.   Plushy, Babby, Red and Pookie.   And in case you’re wondering, “Pookie” is the man/husband/father.  True story.

The most wonderful thing about this family that I love, adore, cherish and never get enough of….is their humor.  Their laughter.  Their joy in one another.

I wish I could share that with you.   But I have to be a little selfish and keep it to myself.

But I’m sharing them with you in this manner, to tell that old grandma happy birthday today.  It’s a gift she asked for.

And if you don’t mind….could I ask you a favor?   Little Plushy, that you just met?   She’s sick.  She’s lovely.  She’s loved.  She’s beautiful.  She’s so little.    If you could think a good thought for her today?  Pray if you believe in prayer (we do).  And if you go about your day and see a little red haired child amongst a red haired family….could you think of her and send her a smile and maybe toss up in to the winds a “hey Plushy! We’re behind you!!!” kind of thought?    I would be forever thankful.   It’s just nice to think that out there….in the great big world-my little world may mix with your little world.  Even for a moment.  And we’re connected.

Thanks for taking the time to meet Plushy and her family.  I love them very much.

59 thoughts on “I Call Her Plushy

  1. This is so cute and for a moment I felt like a child and an adult both at the same time. It brought me a wonderful feeling. Thanks 🙂

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  2. I love the name Pushy. We will pray for her and wish her grandmother happy birthday, as well.

    We had an magnitude 8.2 earthquake hit northern Chile last night, and it triggered a tsunami warning along the entire coast of Ecuador until just a bit ago. Felt important to us since we are headed to the beach in a couple of days. But all is well. And things could have been much worse in Chile than they turned out to be.

    Hugs from Ecuador,
    Kathy

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    • Thank you Kathryn. It was quite a shock to find out something so serious about someone so little. 😦

      8.2 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m glad you are okay! That alone is a blessing that something so serious turned out to be “okay”.

      Have fun at the beach but please be careful!

      hugs returned!

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  3. wonderful sharing, Colleen, lovely family and of course I shall send my thoughts and prayers winging through the airways for Plushy and for her family too.. … As usual your pictures are so, so uplfting. 😀 xPenx

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    • Thank you so much Pen. They appreciate all of the prayers and positivity being sent their way. I’m glad you enjoy the pictures. I wish they conveyed even a fraction of this family’s laugh and good cheer. 🙂

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  4. Happy Birthday to me! Of course, I would rather have been introduced as “Nini”…after all, Plushy did give me that name 🙂 but I LOVE the likenesses and the descriptions! You nailed them all! And special thanks for the world-wide prayers for my very special, very sweet granddaughter. Love you, sister!

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  5. Dedicating today to Plushy! Prayers, good thoughts, and many warm cyber hugs coming your way, Plushy. Happy Birthday Plushy’s grandmother. Happy day to all in Plushy’s family. Happy day to you and yours, Colleen. Happy day to all. Love from your Ojai support team.

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  6. Thank you everyone for the prayers and well wishes! Plushy is enjoying her day, having talked daddy (Pookie) into a bowl of ice cream for breakfast!!!! Not that it takes much convincing…daddy has been firmly wrapped around Plushy’s fingers since birth! She wished me an excitedly hyper happy birthday and that’s the best gift ever!

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  7. Colleen, Of course I have a smile and a prayer for Little Plushy. Us redheads have to stick together. She does indeed sound of cute and sweet,. Give her all my best. Take care, Bill

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      • Colleen, without a doubt I know I woud enjoy them. So should you decide in that direction, I would be all eyes and well i was going to say hears but nah… I would be all eyes and fingertips in response. Take care, Bill

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          • OMG! This out-pouring of love and concern for my little red-headed granddaughter is overwhelming and so deeply appreciated! I have to share with you a recent story….when we went to Children’s Hospital the other night, she looked at the huge aquarium and said “Look at the sharks!” Indeed, there were shark-looking fish in the tank that were not at all sharks, but I could see why she thought they were! She was fascinated by all of the fish. The next day when she awoke, she told her mommy she wanted to go whale hunting!

            There is nothing but laughter and happiness surrounding that child and her family. I knew my daughter was special from the moment she was born, but to see her with her babies and her husband, and to be able to share their joy makes this Mom/Nini happier than I ever knew possible.

            Now, Chatter Master, be so kind as to finish my birthday gift with likenesses of my son and his beautiful bride! Then, those who share your world will understand why I am so very proud of my children and the lives they have chosen.

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  8. Happy birthday creative Colleen! Have a splendid day:) feel better
    Plushy (otherwise known as the Irish pirate queen?)
    God bless you, feel better so you can run and play.

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  9. You once again nailed the family. Every one of them!!!! You have got to stop making me cry Colleen..,.I am just about cried out!!! All my love and prayers to my sweet plushy. Also to pookie, red and babby of course. They are indeed a very special group!!!

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  10. Thank you for introducing me to such a sweet family. I would gladly pray for Plushy, and her family, too, since they must be so concerned for her. And I do hope Grandma has a very happy birthday. I love their red hair! ox

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  11. Drat! I keep posting in the wrong spot! Pardon my error, but I am copying and pasting here so all of your readers can enjoy…

    OMG! This out-pouring of love and concern for my little red-headed granddaughter is overwhelming and so deeply appreciated! I have to share with you a recent story….when we went to Children’s Hospital the other night, she looked at the huge aquarium and said “Look at the sharks!” Indeed, there were shark-looking fish in the tank that were not at all sharks, but I could see why she thought they were! She was fascinated by all of the fish. The next day when she awoke, she told her mommy she wanted to go whale hunting!

    There is nothing but laughter and happiness surrounding that child and her family. I knew my daughter was special from the moment she was born, but to see her with her babies and her husband, and to be able to share their joy makes this Mom/Nini happier than I ever knew possible.

    Now, Chatter Master, be so kind as to finish my birthday gift with likenesses of my son and his beautiful bride! Then, those who share your world will understand why I am so very proud of my children and the lives they have chosen.

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