December 09, 2009

The Butterfly Ornament

If I had to pick one ornament that brings a tear each year when I put it on the tree it would be this one. The Butterfly. My mom passed about 9 years ago, the Christmas after she passed I went shopping for an ornament that would remind me of her each time I trimmed the tree. My mom loved butterflies. I look for this ornament each year thinking of my mom the entire time, holding my breath until I can find it wrapped gently in tissue paper and in it's own special ornament cubby within the ornament tub. When I find it and hold it I can see my mom's face and her beautiful smile.