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Monday, December 6, 2010

Ornaments 1 & 2

The first ornament I'm going to tell you about was the very first ornament that I put on the tree this year.  It's also our newest was given to us 2 days ago by John's parents! 

In case it's hard to tell (it was hard to photograph) it says "Mommy to Be" on one side, "Daddy to Be" on the other, and "Expecting a Precious Gift" in the middle.  I don't think I need to elaborate much on why this ornament is special to me.  I will always remember this Christmas as a very happy Christmas as we anticipate the birth of our little boy in a few months!  I couldn't dream of a better gift.

This second ornament runs on the opposite side of the emotional spectrum.  I actually cried putting it on the tree, remembering the past couple years and how difficult Christmas was for me.

 This was given to me by my sister-in-law and brother after the loss of our first baby, and to me it symbolizes both our babies we lost, November 2008 and November 2009.  I still cry sad tears sometimes over those precious ones I won't hold this side of Heaven.  It's still hard to understand sometimes.  This was the second ornament I put on the tree this year, and even though it's sad for me, I look forward to the day when my kids are old enough to understand it's significance.

There!  That's out of the way.  I promise, no more sad ornament posts!  Stay tuned...and Merry Christmas!


Sara said...

Ohhh I remember you doing this last year!!! I loved reading about your different ornaments.
I love your new ornament! And I can't wait to read about your other ones this year. I would attempt to do this again this year but I failed at it last year and probably wouldn't be able to do it this year either....

Lynn said...

I failed last year as well! We'll see how this year goes... :)