Hey, Bloggy Friends!
First of all, Michelle learned all about our two Christmas trees and the holiday trauma that has often ensued. I will write more about the trees in a different post, but I have a tree that I purchased the year Justin died (a small in diameter, 6 1/2 foot pre-lit number) that was easy to assemble and disassemble solo. And, I decorate it these days with all manner of Gold, Silver, Glass and Red ornaments that honor Christ, the Nativity, Heaven, and so forth. It is a heavenly display of angels and stars and all things gloriously delicate and beautiful. I call it the “Jesus” Tree.
Michelle sent me these two beautiful Dayspring ornaments for my “Jesus” Tree:
Heart 1: Faith (Galatians 2:20), Heart 2: Hope (Romans 15:13), Heart 3: Love (Romans 5:5)
Heart four: Joy (Nehemiah 8:10 – I Love this Verse!), Heart Five: Peace (John 14:27), Heart Six: Jesus (Philippians 2:9-11)
(Side Note: On October 31st, we were not planning to be home to hand out tracts and candy bars. So I bought regular sized candy bars and put them out on the front porch in a bowl with a poster that said, Please take one. “Every good and perfect gift is from above coming down from the Father of heavenly lights who does not change like shifting shadows.” James 1:17. I used to pray that Scripture for Justin when he was going through his difficult days of adolescence. It has extra special meaning to me and so is a beautiful ornament that fits perfectly with my Jesus Tree.)
Michelle also sent me these precious little wooden snowmen complete with a rustic wire hook attached. She sent me an email after she sent the package out in the mail telling me she had a story about some of what she sent me. The story is that her mother made her a whole bunch of these snowmen for her own tree and when she learned I loved snowmen she had to send me a couple. I just love them. Snowmen make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. My house is covered in them… They are precious on our memory tree. A terrific reminder of the beautiful year I have had with God and the Siestas. Such a blessing, what a joy! I’m overwhelmed.