This little ornament

I'm so excited I finally have time to scrap this photo. I know to most people it's not the greatest, but to me it's one of my favorite memories of my mom.

Many years ago (when I was REALLY little), my mom bought a little ornament set from a 99cent store. In the set was a little ballet girl with a lacie tutu. My mom fell in love with it and every year would say "this little ornament is my favorite" as she would hang it on her tree. Many years later this little ornament is the last of the set and she treats it so well.

Again... to some this story might seem a little cheesy to be one of my favorite "mom memories", but it is. I love that something so small is her favorite on her very large tree every year. There is such a great message behind it. That we should take joy in the small things and remember to not look past the "little things" that make us happy in life.

Thanks mom for sharing this story and being such a great example!
I love you!

PS. I used the new Christmas collection from Cosmo Cricket on this layout

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Tara Powell said...

What a touching story!
I love Christmas and when we decorate our tree it's like taking old friends out of the box :)
Great layout!

Michelle said...

This is a wonderful story, Heidi!!! It has a great message!! Your page is beautiful!! I don't think it is cheesy at all!!

Kathy Martin said...

Lovely page design! :)

Genevieve Rodriguez said...

Love all the elements and detail of this layout. Great job.

mistyls said...

i love this page & adore your story. it is precious & makes me think of ornaments that have been special to my family & myself over the years. love it! :)

Cheryl Nelson said...

What a sweet story and fabulous lo!! LOVE it!!!

Heidi Van Laar said...

Such a sweet story, and WOW what a beautiful LO! Heidi, you rock!

(-: Heidi

PS Lovin' your music playlist today!