A Family Tree for Christmas, Part 3: Including Felicity
Our Christmas tree decorating process has morphed and evolved over the years. Now it includes shedding tears for our family member who’s not with us, prancing around the Christmas tree and getting into trouble.
Our daughter has been with Jesus for three Christmases now.
Most people who’ve ever lost someone they love will tell you that the holidays are particularly hard. So, for people to have the foresight to give these ornaments to us back in 2007… let’s just say, I’m deeply thankful.
We’ve done it differently every year, but this year, the Felicity ornaments were the last to go on the tree. And since there were three, Abraham, Orison, and I all chose the one we’d like to hang.
I don’t want to make our tree a Felicity tree, I just want her there. These three little ornaments are very special to us.
If you’ve ever wondered what to get for someone who has lost a child, I would highly recommend an ornament. That way, it’s not another item they have to find a place for year-round, but when Christmas comes, there’s a ready-made place for remembering.
Our tree isn’t fancy. It’s not pristine. But it’s ours. It’s our family tree.