Monday, December 4, 2017

A Little Bit of Heaven

My friend Ann posted this on Facebook and I thought you'd love it as much as I do. And I never realized you can order these types of Christmas tree ornaments! Isn't this one pretty? She doesn't recall where she got it from but says that there are many places that offer them online.
I'd love to see other ornaments like this one. If you have a photo I could share with everyone please email it to me at or send it to me on Facebook.
A big shout of THANK YOU to Ann for her thoughts today!

For the first time in 37 years I almost did not put my Christmas tree up. 

Thanksgiving weekend was always the time we did this as a family. This year I had company (very welcome company but we were busy) for 10 days over thanksgiving and now into December work and other schedules are taking over. However Buddy (the dog) made sure I still got up before 5am today and got the tree done. 

It is hard to realize this is the 5th Christmas season without Mike physically here but an ornament I had made that first Christmas "alone" was a special find today. 

Christmas also reminds me I am not alone, you are not alone. Emmanuel, God with us, is our comfort and HOPE each day. 

May God bless each of you at this special time of year.

 - Ann


  1. Thank you so much for posting this. My husband died suddenly this spring and, after 44 years together, I am not looking forward to my first Christmas without him. As a result of this post, I ordered tree ornaments for each of the children and for myself with his picture on it.
    Helen B.

    1. Dear Helen, I'm so glad seeing Ann's ornament gave you the idea to order your own. I think you'll love them. I'm so sorry for your loss. It's not easy over the holidays (or other times!), but you will be an inspiration to your friends and children. If you're able to send me a photo of your ornaments before Christmas maybe I can post the picture here too! Love to you.


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