First up, is an ornament that I have had ever since I was a little girl. It has my name on it, and it is even spelled correctly! With a name like "Amiee", everyone wants to spell it "Amy", or "Aimee".
Please excuse the marked up desk that shows in some of the pictures. It appears that these marks need to be magically erased. Ha!
As a newly married couple, we did not have any ornaments for our tree. So, for Christmas, my grandparents bought us a box of special and unique ornaments. This was in that box.
This ornament isn't special to me because of what it looks like, but because of WHO made it. This was made by my Gram. She used to make ceramics back when she could see well, before diabetes stole her vision from her. As I have mentioned before, she is now in Heaven with Jesus. This ornament is the only thing I have left of the ceramics that she made me. It even has her signature etched on the back. Priceless!
I have an ornament for each of my three girls that they received on their first Christmas.
This is my oldest's ornament. This reminds me of my very first Christmas as a Mother, and all the joy and wonder that having a child brought to Christmas.
This is my middle daughter's. Even though it doesn't say anything about "Baby's First Christmas", it has a sweet little picture of her dressed like an angel in it. This is one of my favorite pictures I have of her as a baby.
This is my youngest's. I bought this ornament for her, when I first found out she was a girl. It is special in it's own way, because on the back, it has her her name, birth date, how much she weighed, and how long she was on it. Plus, I collect Precious Moments, so I just HAD to have it :)
This one of Barbie with her little sister on the sled, was bought for my oldest daughter by her Uncle George. He bought it for her because he knew how much she loved Barbie, and that just a month after Christmas, she was going to become a big sister for the very first time.
Finally, my ornament from the movie, "It's A Wonderful Life". I bought this ornament as a reminder to me that no matter what happens in our lives, it truly is, because of God, a *Wonderful* life!
And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.
"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future".
I don't know about you, but I need to be reminded of this. Life can be cold and hard at times, and hard to understand. It helps to be reminded that even though I can't see the "big picture" of my life, God can!