|Hanging of the Memorial Ornaments at my church.|
Many years ago, long before I started attending church here, someone at the foresight to create memorial ornaments in memory of a loved one, who had passed away during the year, and hang them during church on the Christmas trees.
We are a small country church, but it means the world to have these ornaments each year to help us reflect on those who have gone on before us. I print the bulletin for church and run the projector on Sunday's, so on Saturday I found my ornament for my brother and went ahead and hung it. I have to admit, even though he has been gone for six years, I can still break down and ball at the drop of a hat.
Bill has ornaments that he hangs as well in memory of his family members.
If you've lost a loved one this year or in the past, I know how heavy your heart is. Take the time to make, or buy, a simple ornament for that person and make it a Christmas tradition to hang it on your tree every year. Better yet, start it in your church like we did, and have everyone participate. It is truly a blessing.