Even growing up as a child there was always an angel on the tree.
The angel that sat on my grandmother’s tree was purchased in the 40’s and I inherited it about eight years ago. Over the years my grandmother made new wings and a new gown for her. The electrical wiring is original which makes me hesitate to put her on my live tree. Instead for over 30 years this 10 light Silvestri angel has graced our tree. Her beautiful porcelain face looks down at us each year heralding the coming of baby Jesus.
Gracious God, we thank You for the gifts we have inherited from parents and grandparents. We treasure these possessions and give thanks for the good memories they kindle. Most of all we thank You for their good example and for them sharing their faith with us and nurturing ours. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.