A few years later, I realized that every time we took a trip I looked for Christmas ornaments to take home as souvenirs. Like these guys (yes, DisneyWorld):
Once we took a vacation to Virginia with my in-laws. My mother-in-law bought me this beautiful blown glass ornament in Williamsburg. It's even more special now because last year she took up her eternal residence with the angels.
And then, after a few more trips, I realized that not only was I buying souvenir ornaments, specifically they were angel ornaments. I didn't plan it that way. It just happened.
I began finding angels made out of other things....
I also discovered, that like the wise men, angel ornaments often come in sets of three. I like to think of them representing me and my two sisters. Yes, three little angels. (well, OK, so that's a little debatable).
And then I bought some angel ornaments just because they had red hair like me.
And there are many, many others. Angels with heart shapes. Musical angels. On and on.By the time I realized what was happening, I couldn't stop myself. It has become almost a quest to see if I can find angel ornaments wherever I go. Now, my Christmas tree is full of angel ornaments. Well, almost full. There's always room for one more. There's lots of good news to share.
Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests." Luke 2:13-14