Portrait of a Hug...
Grace* - noun: 1.) elegance or beauty of form, manner, motion or action;
"May the grace of your spirit dance freely within you...bringing you comfort and the joy of assurance."
Mother Bear #12 for the Mother Bear Project . While making bears this year, I decided to name them in honor of inner-qualities that strengthen and sustain the spirit. I named this bear "Grace" - then, I was inspired me and her name became..."Gracie". They both feel right - and light in my heart when I think of this bear as a comforting companion for a child...and yet she fully embodies the essence of "grace"...in all its wondrous glory.
~ Grace - noun: 2.) a pleasing or attractive quality or endowment; 3.) favor or good will; 4.) unmerited divine assistance given humans for their regeneration or sanctification; mercy, clemency or pardon; 5.) a capacity to act: potency
P.S. ** I decided to give this bear as a baby gift, and the recipients were delighted! I will make another for the MBP. And guess what, the new mother almost named her daughter..."Grace"! Ah, it was meant for her to have this bear!