Published: May 26, 2014 9:40 PM EDT
Updated: May 26, 2014 10:38 PM EDT

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.-  "Every night before you go to sleep, i want you to look up to the sky and find the moon."

For Janet Stone, the moon was her connection her husband, deployed with the Navy thousands of miles away in the Indian Ocean.

"He was as far away from me on this earth as he could get, and we both kinda thought you know, we're still looking at that same moon so if I look up there and he looks up there we might be looking at the same moon at the same time."

It was that feeling that sparker her creationg - a story and teddy bear for children who have loved ones overseas. His name is Henry Hero Bear and his story helps kids cope with a parent being gone.

"It was something for them to hold, go to sleep with at night, they could hug, see his face and kiss him good night," said Stone.

And the bear can be personalized. On the front of his uniform is a pocket for the child to put a picture of their loved one inside.

"Sometimes I think people forget that the children have to cope with a parent gone for a long time."

Stone's goal is to get Henry and his book into the hands of 5000 military children by Christmas. Along the way, she'll donate money to the Wounded Warriors Project.

"They looked out the window together and Daddy said, 'Tonight we can look at the moon and hug Henry Bear together.'"

For more information visit henryherobear.com.