Messages of Love
in the December/ January 2015 issue of Country about a Christmas ornament that broke while the daughter was putting up her parents’ tree. When the bulb broke, the family found a small note inside. It was from the girl’s father to her mother and simply stated, “I love you.”
I, too, had a glass ornament that my mother-in-law had given to me a few years before she passed away. It made a sound when I shook it, but I never thought about why. Upon reading this story, I found that the ornament had a small note inside that read, “May your troubles be less, your blessings be more, and nothing but happiness pass through your door.”
Inspired by the article, I asked my parents, now in their 80s, to make ornaments with special notes in them for their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. We gave them out on Christmas Eve, and everyone was overjoyed.
It’s a blessing to have my parents, and I enjoy every day I have with them. When they are gone, these ornaments will remind the family of their love and kindness.
I READ A STORY