We all have the story of the Christmas ornaments. Just take a look at your tree and you will see the ornaments you've accumulated over the years. The ornaments tell the story of the lives we've formed together.
I used to have a lot of the old glass ornaments that belonged to my parents, but they became so fragile and now are all our gone. I have one strand of glass beads that have survived.
I do have a few handmade ornaments by our children. They can be found throughout the tree. I usually forget who made what unless their name is on it and sometimes they don't remember who made the ornament.
I have several that were made by friends who took ceramic classes. One of those friends is no longer living, but her ornaments remind me of her every year.
This year, as I prepared our tree, I lingered over some of the ornaments before I put them on the tree and remembered the years we had together as a family. We have been blessed beyond measure and each ornament told me that as I watched it sway on the tree.
"The ornament of a house is the people who frequent it." - Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
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