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Sunday, November 1, 2009

Wyatt's 1st Christmas Ornament

Yes, this is going to be another post about how miserable the holidays have become, but if you stick with me, we will actually make it to the light at the end of the tunnel before this post is over. Promise.

But for now,... Back to the miserable part.

How depressing is it to walk through the stores and see "Baby's First Christmas" items plastered everywhere?

Let me answer that one for all of us with a good LOUD scream!

I want to buy "Baby's First" things for Wyatt...

I've actually been getting angry when I go into the stores and see all this stuff. I think,"How could the stores be so insensitive to the fact that there are so many women in this world who want to buy "Baby's First" this or that but can't because their baby died?" I mean, they should cater to us and put all that type of stuff in a locked part of the store with warning signs and ID checks before you can enter, right?! I know, that's a bit WAY over the top. But, It's my brain, and well, I can be a bit of a drama queen sometimes!

Anyways, I was throwing one of my self pity parties the other day (they are really no fun when I have them by myself, you're all invited next time) and decided I really hated the way I was letting (yes, LETTING) myself feel. Wyatt was still going to have his first Christmas, it will just be in heaven instead of here.

So, I ventured into Things Remembered and found a gorgeous star ornament that was engrave-able! I won't get into how completely embarrassed I was when I burst into tears in the middle of the store while I was trying to explain to the woman what I wanted... Thank goodness she was understanding. However, I was still mortified.

In the end, this is what I got.

The front of the star says:
We never lose the ones we Love, They live on in our Hearts.

And the back says:
1st Christmas in heaven
Wyatt Nathaniel Finchum

And of course it has the year on a little heart attached to the ribbon.

It's not what I envisioned getting as his "Baby's First Christmas" ornament, but I think it's perfect. It will be a reminder to me that Wyatt is still getting to celebrate his very first Christmas... I can't wait for Wyatt to tell me all about his Christmas' in heaven one day, and how he got to celebrate our saviors birthday in his very presence for his entire life.

See, I told you I'd cheer up this post before I was done!

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15 comments:

KK said...

I think the ornament is perfect. I can't wait to see Christmas in Heaven!

Missing Kasey said...

I love his ornament! I think Kasey needs one too- I will do that next week!!

HandyFamily said...

That is just beautiful.

Just Breathe said...

The ornament is so beautiful. It will look lovely on your tree. I pray for your comfort and strength.

Anonymous said...

This ornament is so perfect and precious!What a great day that will be in Heaven when we get to see and hold our babies again.
God bless, Sarita
sboyette@tx.rr.com

fragments said...

I love this!

I was pregnant with Calvin last Christmas and not having him to celebrate this year is not what I envisioned. I've also decided that I still want to get a Christmas ornament for him, but haven't figured out what or how. I think I may follow suit with what you've done.

fragments said...

I love this!

I was pregnant with Calvin last Christmas and not having him to celebrate this year is not what I envisioned. I've also decided that I still want to get a Christmas ornament for him, but haven't figured out what or how. I think I may follow suit with what you've done.

Mary said...

Wow! That ornament is PERFECT! I have been looking for one for Amiee too. I like your idea of locking the baby's first things in a special part of the store, even if it will never happen. Good job cheering it up at the end ... even though I was still in tears. Hugs

Franchesca Cox said...

That is so beautiful!!! I am so glad they were understanding at Things Remembered. I can't even begin to describe what I am feeling as Christmas approaches... I think you are doing so great. The ornament is beyond perfect.

xx

croleyc69 said...

I love it and it's so beautiful.
Caroline

Ashley & Chris said...

Wow. I love it and it's just perfect. I want to get one just like it. I was planning on getting the typical ones for living babies, but then I saw yours.
If you don't mind, would you share with me where you found it. I would love to get one for Nolan.
Hugs coming your way, I wish we weren't hanging these, it would mean everything turned out differently.

Rikki said...

that ornament is beautiful. I am trying to find something perfect for my boys. It really is hard to find something perfect when everything is baby's first things.

Ali <3 <3 said...

Omg, I think that ortament is totally perfect; and simply cannot wait to get Jayden an ortiment for his first christmas in heaven! What a beautiful, thoughtfull idea! Amazing!!!!!

I like your idea of locking the baby's first things in a special part of the store, even if it will never happen. It makes perfect sence in my little mind as well, because really; it should be all baby things, I still CRY when I see little lightning Mcqueen slippers or night outfits, or tshirts; especially the ones I never even had the chance to buy for Jayden. They came out with something Lightning Mcqueen RIGHT after he passed, I think it was diapers; all i know is that I sat in front of that display for almost an hour. I once fought with my husband at a local shopping center to the extreme that he walked away; all because I wanted to sit in the toddler boys department in JC Pennys and cry, but I didnt want him to see me. I have no idea why, but sometimes I feel a little loony. lol.


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Nati @ I will praise Him said...

What a perfect ornament! Beautiful!

Holly said...

I really love that star ornament and it's even more perfect that you could get it engraved how you wanted. Thank goodness for Things Remembered! They really do a good job with that.

A coworker got me an ornament for Christmas and I really love it but I also want to get an ornament that just Anthony and I pick out. I still have to do that yet.