|Collection of Vintage Ornaments|
Oh, noblest of trees you sit as yet unadorned, save the pretty faceted white lights nestled in your branches
My confession: our tree has been up for a couple of days, but only has lights … and just got moved from one spot to another. I was having a hard time deciding where it should reside for the next few weeks. With that task settled, the little Noble desperately needs ornaments hanging from its bushy, fragrantly green branches.
Down in the basement, Christmas tubs have been opened and pawed through for the pre-tree decorating, you know angels, Santas and my Grandma’s nativity set. However, the ornament boxes were yet untouched, until this morning.
As I opened each box I thought about my collection of ornaments, the story behind each; where they came from and when, as well as where they are placed in the tree. On our first Christmas together, Lonny and I received a little glass bird. This tiny bird is always placed high in our tree, near the crystal and wire star that sits at the very tippy top.
Not everyone has pleasant thoughts and baubles to unpack, including me. Sometimes, the memory is a bittersweet one, like remembering a loved-one who has passed on. However, others are dealing with great losses and difficulties.
As I’m unpacking my thoughts and packages one that I want to find during this Advent season is great compassion, hope and kindness. I’d like to give these trimmings to those who might not have Norman Rockwell remembrances.
Writing up a different wish list ~ Missy
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