This week, random.org handed me Mama Kat prompt number one: Have you decorated your Christmas tree? Share a favorite Christmas ornament.
Have I decorated my Christmas tree? That would involve having laundry mountain cleared from the Christmas tree’s spot, and having the tree down from the attic. Not yet. I wish.
Share a favorite Christmas ornament. Did I mention that the box of ornaments is in the attic along with the tree?
I do have a new candidate that will factor among my favorites, however. It just arrived in the mail from my friend Audrey.
As luck would have it, Audrey and I were on Facebook simultaneously about a week ago when she messaged me and asked if I had received my birthday present. I said no, because no packages had been in the mail that my son had retrieved on his way in from school. It then occurred to me that a larger (than the mailbox) package would have been left at the front door. I checked the front door, discovered a package there (!) and Audrey and I had a mini virtual gift opening right there on Facebook. Not the same as being together physically, but still fun in a 21st century kind of way.
Here’s the ornament that she had made for me:
Wife of one, Mom of two, Friend of many. My pronouns are she/her/hers.
Jenn and Casey says
Aww! LOVE that ornament!!
I love putting ornaments on the tree and remembering the stories behind each and every one.
Audrey is a wonderful friend. I'm giggling at the idea of your opening the gift on FB together. And that ornament is great; I like how happy she looks, too.
Love that. 🙂 Ornaments are just the materials they're made out of till they get a good story behind them.
JDaniel4's Mom says
What fun! I love that she is smiling!
What a thoughtful, personalized gift. I can understand why it would mean so much to you.
I am not a person who smiles when she runs. I envy you. 😉
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