Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Sara's tree

Last year i couldn't bring myself to decorate the Christmas tree. But then a friend from our grief group gave us an ornament that touched me. It's a ceramic disk with a picture of an angel singing painted on it. On the back is Sara's name & her birth information. It was such a sweet gesture. So I decided that this year I wanted to decorate a tree just for Sara. I sent a note to our parents, siblings, & a few other close family members, inviting them to share an ornament that represented Sara's spirit. ( That was hard to word, I wanted to be sure that no one gave us a "Baby's 2nd Christmas" ornament, but I couldn't come out & say that unless asked.) We received several ornaments over Thanksgiving - angels, hearts, butterflies, a snowflake (because snowflakes last only a moment but touch your soul forever.) doves, a cross, perfect ornaments to honor Sara.


Monica H said...

I LOVE IT!!! I've thought about putting up a smaller tree, but I just don't know yet. It's hard and it's even tougher having to "celebrate" with 2 babies who aren't even here. This year sucks. Wake me when it's 2008.

Lori said...

I love it, too! Very sweet. I keep my Logan ornament up (the same one you have, but a boy) year-round. I haven't even thought about putting on our tree, but now I will!