She gave this special ornament to another family in need of its healing abilities.
- Posted on Nov 24, 2017
The first Christmas after I lost my son to preterm birth, I received a special gift—an ornament showing Jesus tenderly cradling a newborn. The image comforted me.
In time, my grief eased. I gave birth to twin girls, now 16. Last November, after I read an obituary in our local paper for a stillborn baby girl, I found myself thinking about that ornament.
I’d hung it on my tree each year. But could I put it to better use? The idea kept coming to mind.
Finally I wrote a note to the baby’s parents about the healing the ornament had brought me and the help I’d found through a local support group. I put the note and ornament in a gift bag and dropped it off at the grieving couple’s house.
A few weeks later, I received a heartfelt thank-you from the mother. I’m glad to know the ornament eased someone else’s pain. Maybe someday these parents will be able to pass it to another family in need.
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