Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Sophia's Christmas Ornament...


Each year I buy each of the children a christmas ornament. It is usually one that comemorates a sport that they are playing or a something that they are interested in that year. When they are grown and go out on their own, I will send their ornaments with them so that their tree will hold some of their childhood memories.

Last year I purchased an ornament for Sophia from Jiinkin Kids. It is really beautiful. I went back yesterday to choose one for her for this year. I saw this ornament on the site and my eyes welled up. Sometimes small things just hit me hard with this adoption. It was the word Believe that reached into my heart. I so need to continue to believe that Sophia is coming home, that everything is progressing as it should and that maybe next Christmas she will be home or very close to coming home.
So, this is the ornament that I chose for Sophia for this year. Maybe it's for me too.
I would like to say a special thank you to Stephanie the owner of Jiinkin Kids.

21 comments:

Debz said...

Sweet ornament. Your tree must be full of stories for each one.

ps. Thanks for teaching me how to spell hors d'oeuvre! I googled it and this was the spelling it gave me..horderve, I didn't think it looked right!

jennifer said...

So sweet. We do the same thing for our kids. I'm trying to do double time because we lost all our ornaments in the fire. All of my childhood ornaments as well. They will be such a special gift to your children when that time comes. Love the ornament

kerri said...

I love the ornament and so will Sophia.
We too pick out a special ornaments each year. The girls are going to help pick their own this year,a new tradition begins.
I also buy a special Christmas book each year. I read it to the girls on Xmas eve, I hope these will handed down treasures too.

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

Love it...
We have so many ornaments from the kids it is full... I am going to have to start putting some in a box...
Or get a bigger tree..
Have a Wonderful Day..
Kim

Donna & Andrew said...

What a beautiful orderment and what special memories you are making for your children.
Donna

Christy said...

That is so sweet. I look back at previous ornaments we bought for Mia during the wait and I literraly well up every time. This is such a hard process and it hit us all differently but no matter what our hearts are in the middle of it and it hurts like crazy. Your little one will love to look back at each ornament and smile when she thinks of her mommy who loved her WAY before she was ever home. That is very special!!

Christy :)

Daniella said...

I do the same thing for Joseph and started for Mimi last year. I love this ornament - heading over to that site now!

Janet said...

That is precious!

mommy24treasures said...

I love it. Its beautiful.

~Amy~ said...

That ornament is precious! I checked out the website....she does awesome work!! :)

Kim & Jeff said...

The ornament is adorable and what a great gift to give her when she is older with a family of her own!

I'll have to go and check out her site!

LINDA said...

We have more in common than we know. Every year, I get each of the grandkids a Hallmark ornament for the tree at their respective home. They love this. When they decorate each year, they can remember years past.
We have a sign in the window of our front room for all to see. It says " WE BELIEVE". Sometimes, you just feel the need to profess your faith.

Lisa said...

What a great idea. And what a wonderful way to have special memories for your children and they grow up.

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

Just wanted to Thank you for showing me this site...
My mother ordered Isabella's first ornament from there... This is the first Christmas on our journey to Isabella... Last Christmas we were just paper chasing.. so this is going to be fun..
I wish we could have her by next Christmas but I know that may not happen so at least one more Christmas and that is it...
Hugs to you my friend..
Kim

cougchick said...

that is a beautiful idea. I love that ornament too.

Michelle said...

I love that ornament! I think I must have one. I buy ornaments every year too, for my husband and I. Last year I bought one for Sophie too. I love that it will become a tradition.

Nancy said...

I do the same thing for my boys. My husband thinks they are going to outgrow it, but my 13 year old still loves putting his special ornaments on the tree.
I just ordered an ornament for Arianna from there. Thanks for the heads up.

Rachel said...

Congratulations on being on TopMomma! Welcome to the club :-)
I love your blog. I haven't commented yet, but I've read a lot.
We do the ornament thing too and have been since I was a baby. We have started it now with our own children and I think we're going to have get another tree this year.
What a blessing y'all are. God bless you and your family. I send you lots of prayers for getting Sophia home with y'all soon!

Jewels of My Heart said...

It's beautiful. It touched my heart. Believe little Sophia... God is on the throne and Your Mama and Daddy will be there to bring you safely home. Hold on little one just as your Mama is holding on to the promise of you...
He is able!
God's Peace and God's Speed
Daleea

p.s. that is one of my favorite songs. Thanks friend for sharing.

Loraena said...

Beautiful!!! I'm going to have to go check out that site!

Btw, Sophia is a name my husband suggested for Eliana - it was on our list for a while. =) I was choosing cutsy, shorter names - he liked longer more elegant ones (of course, Eliana was his suggestion, but it's just perfect for her).

PS - love that song!

secret agent said...

I did the same thing last year, bought an ornament for our daughter.
We thought she'd be here this Christmas.
I'm sure I'll get weepy when we pull out our ornaments and I see it.