Last night my husband and I got a Christmas tree. It's a cute little guy that cost about $20. My kind if tree.
After getting it home, up the stairs, in the stand, and decorated I remembered why we go through all the work of decorating for Christmas - it reminds.
Admiring my tree this afternoon I realized how the ornaments we place on our trees remind us of memories and loved ones.
The ornament above came from my grandma Millie - a complicated and complex musician who lived an often painful life, but who walked with Jesus at the end of her life. She inspires me that no circumstance is too messy or ugly for Jesus to get in it with you. She reminds me it's good and true to hope, because hope in Jesus is legit.
What ornaments on your tree remind you of life events or people this year?
How does seeing that little reminder daily make you feel?
Which ornaments were left in the box this year? What does that represent for you?