Special Christmas Tree Ornaments

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Here it is just five days before Christmas and I haven’t posted my Christmas/New Year’s greetings to all of you who have faithfully followed me since I began this blog.  I can’t say that I’ve learned a lot about blogging yet, but I’m making progress.

When I wrote my book “We Are Different Now” about the death of my 21-year-old grandson, Pete, and what we’ve learned since he left us, I always sensed that Pete was right here by my side as I wrote every page. I always felt that I had Divine Intervention as I wrote my book. And he stayed there through those long 8-hour days at my computer for weeks on end as my publisher and I edited and re-edited my manuscript until it was ready to go to the printer and during the intense marketing phase of this project.

Every year, I’ve always purchased a dated ornament for our Christmas tree and while searching  for it this year, I stumbled upon this wonderful Snow Baby ornament that is an angel holding a book that says “From God” and I knew it was the perfect one and that I had to have it, even though it bears no date.  It hangs on our tree right above the most precious ornament on that tree, which is a large, paper heart with GRAN written on the back.  Pete made it for me in 1994 and it’s a greater gift than any present beneath that tree.

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year, my friends.  May you all know many blessings in 2014!

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About jtzortman

The author of "WE ARE DIFFERENT NOW" - A Grandparent's Journey Through Grief and first place award winning fiction novel "FOOTPRINTS IN THE FROST", I am also a contributing author in the anthologies "Felons, Flames & Ambulance Rides", "American Blue", "Recipes by the Book: Oak Tree Authors Cook" and "The Centennial Book of The National Society of Daughters of the Union 1861-1865". I've had numerous articles, poems and short stories published since 1990. I am a Charter Member of the Public Safety Writers Association and a member of the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers. I have won 9 writing awards. I live in a quaint Colorado mountain tourist town with my husband and Siamese cat and when deeps snows blanket the terrain and spectacular views from my windows, it becomes the perfect spot in which to write.
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7 Responses to Special Christmas Tree Ornaments

  1. Vicky points says:

    I Love your Blog and think your doing a wonderful job. You can always touch our hearts Jackie with your words. Love your new ornament and love the one Pete made you. What a treasure !!!!!

    • dianekratz says:

      I agree with Vicky! I love the Snow Baby ornament but I also love the yellow “grand” heart one! BEAUTIFUL! These mean so much to us when we lose someone we love. Merry Christmas to you Jackie!

      • jtzortman says:

        Thank you, Diane. Yes, you would understand the depth of what I am saying more than I knew until your own beautiful recent blog about holiday grief. Big hugs to you at this poignant time of year and Merry Christmas to you, too. Thanks for stopping by.

    • jtzortman says:

      Thank you, Vicky. I so appreciate your support and all of the kind words of encouragement. I’m still a novice at the blog thing and am just plodding along. It’s always good to have someone let you know that you’re not failing.

  2. Thank you so much and I completely understand what you are saying. That is a beautiful tradition in honor of Pete and his love for you. I am positive that they are here on holidays. Other days too but especially our holidays and big events.

  3. Olivia Milton-Piatek says:

    As usual your blogs surprise and delight me. You have such a wonderful way to relay your thoughts to ‘us’ out there….I can just imagine the terror your Dad must have felt….You make it real, my friend.

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