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Thursday, November 13, 2014

My Little Gift from God


So – here’s what happened yesterday that  I really wanted to share with you.
 When we were kids we had these really pretty ornaments on the tree –  I really liked one in particular.  I remember hanging it on the tree when I was five.  So I took that ornament with me when I moved out or maybe when it was Christmas, I asked Mom for it .

  I hung it on the tree each year and it was so cool remembering Christmases long ago, each time I saw it. Especially when I was overseas or in NC.   Well, during one of my moves  I packed it in a box with a lot of other decorations and then later decided I didn’t want all those decorations (forgot my ornament was in the box!) and threw it out.  Well, took it to Goodwill.   

 You can imagine my dismay when I realized what I had done.  So instead of being  upset.  I asked God to please give me another one.  Well, I’m thinking God’s a pretty big God and can do that if he wants.  (Not very likely to happen – but what the hay.)   I have been looking for it in antique shops . 

Okay – so I go to Home Goods yesterday and walk down the aisle and see some pretty ornaments. 
I tell Mark, oh it’s nice to see glass ornaments, usually they just have plastic ones.  I looked last year at Michaels and Rite Aid, etc. and couldn’t find any pretty glass ones.   And then I see my ornament I used to have in a box of 12. (WHAT?  Could this really be it?)
 
And then I see the one that I remember as my sister Cindy’s! (Silent Night)   I know for sure these are the ones we had. 
And God has given me back the ornament originally made in 1940  (I know that from the box – it’s a retro set)  Wow! They were super old when I was a kid!
 
And the ornaments have little fuzzy white on designs.  As I touched it, I remembered how much I love to touching them when I was little. Isn’t that amazing?

 This is  my present from God this year.  :-)  I'm doing the happy dance!
 Linda

 

7 comments:

  1. Lucky girl! We had just a few of those ornaments when I was growing up. Not sure what happened to them. I'm so glad you found them!!

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  2. What wonderful treasures to have found...

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  3. How wonderful for you to find them again.

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  4. God is So GOOD! As I looked at your box of beautiful ornaments I was recognizing several of them. We had the same "Silent Night" ornament on our tree when I was growing up. Your tree will be a memory tree!

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  5. What a loving Father we have! Perfect reminder that He DOES care about the little things. xo

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  6. They have these at Home Goods???? I'm going! I have a bunch of these kinds of ornaments from various places, grandmother, mum etc....love them. So glad God led you there, sweetie!

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  7. These are beautiful! I love the ornaments that remind me of my childhood Christmas trees. I will be looking for these (not that I need ANY more ornaments! o:) ) So glad you found them, I would have been upset and losing it too.

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