to the Tuesday Slice of Life (SOL) community.
Thanks to Stacey, Betsy, Dana, Beth, Kathleen, Deb, Lisa, and Melanie
for hosting this meeting place each Tuesday and nurturing our writing lives.
Three latecomers to the Christmas tree:
One from the upstairs bulletin board,
One from a the kitchen drawer
(after a Krazy glue repair), and
One from Stitch Buffalo and our poet friend, Amy.
I love Christmas ornaments.
Check out Amy Ludwig Vanderwater's post about the bird ornament from Stitch Buffalo's Refugee Women's Workshop. You can read more about this organization at Amy's post, Birds, Hope, and A Way to Give. The ornament arrived yesterday along with Amy's poem, "Welcome" and a delightful list of ten beautiful words which I'll share on my weekend Celebrate post.
The angel was a Christmas gift from my son the year he was serving as a missionary in the Nashville, TN mission. The inscription is, "Mothers bring heaven closer to earth." It resides year round on my bulletin board and some years I forget to put it on the tree.
The little rocking horse ornament is special to our family. We found it in the attic of our house in Houston, TX. Our first Christmas in that house was thirty years ago when we had a two month old and a two year old! This past year the horse's head fell off and so this ornament sat in a kitchen drawer waiting for a glue repair until I retrieved it today.
If you love Christmas ornaments and the stories that go with them, I hope you're familiar with Aliki's picture book Christmas Tree Memories. And this morning I discovered a new adult book in the NYT book section that I'm requesting from the library, Tree of Treasures by Bonnie Mackay. Someday I'm going to write my own little book about the treasures on our tree and the stories behind each of them.