Slide1Kristen Fersovitch had more ornaments than she could find room for on her Christmas Tree

Some were negotiated in and out each year, depending on how she felt. However, there were some non-negotiable ones.


Kristen and her husband Mike had purchased ornaments for every special occasion in their lives:

* There was the one that celebrated their first year of marriage.

* A baby ornament was added when their first born, Beckett, came along.

* Two more joined the first one with the arrivals of sons, Tayven and Lincoln.

One other ornament had sentimental value, not because it commemorated anything special but because of its unique resiliency. It was a white, wooden rocking horse.

When The Horse Falls

Kristen put the rocking horse on her tree each year, and sometime during the Christmas season it would invariably get knocked off and break. Year after year the pattern was repeated.

The rocking horse was glued back together “a million times” according to Mike’s calculations.

The resiliency of the rocking horse matched Kristen’s own resiliency.

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Bob Jones

Author Bob Jones

Pastor at North Pointe Community Church for 28 years. Happily married to Jocelyn for 39 years. We have two adult sons, Cory and his wife Lynsey and their son Vinnie and daughter Jayda; Jean Marc and his wife Angie and their three daughters, Quinn, Lena and Annora. I love being a pastor and inspiring faith in Jesus through communicating, blogging, counseling and coaching. I enjoy running, reading, writing and ball hockey. Fan of the Esks and Pats. Follow me on Twitter @bobjones49ers

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