Thursday, December 20, 2012

angel ornaments

A few weeks ago, meaning about three weeks before Christmas, I met my friend, Mary Jane, in the local craft store. I asked what she was doing and she said she was making an angel ornament for the Christmas tree at her church. She said that the lady who always decorated the tree had died this past year and there was no one to dress up the tree, which was an important part of their church tradition. I don't know what happened to the ornaments that she had used, but apparently they were no longer available.  Someone finally suggested that members of the congration could make a new set of ornaments, all angels, in her memory. Mary Jane was having fun designing her ormament and thinking of the lady who had lovingly decorated the tree for so many years. What looked like an issue turned out to be a special moment for those involved and a new tradition was born.