Please forgive me if I’m posting too much today. It’s the 8 month date of my Kaitlyn’s death, and all these ornaments are coming in in honor of her life’s loves and achievments and I’m overcome with memories, sadness, proudness, and love. Please indulge me.
I just got more ornaments in today for our special Kaitlyn memory Christmas tree. These are a set of wooden African safari animals from World Market. (We loved world Market). This is why I chose these:
Meaning of the Safari animal ornaments
Kaitlyn’s trip to Africa
“We are here in the Ngorongoro Crater, and it is breathtakingly beautiful. Today we went on safari through Lake Manyara, and it was absolutely gorgeous. We saw baboons, impalas, warthogs, lions, buffalo, hippos, egrets, and so many more that I’m forgetting about already. It was absolutely amazing. We are staying at the Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge, which is probably one of the finest hotels I have ever stayed in. I had lamb stew tonight, and we were serenaded by traditional African folk music. I watched the sunset over Ngorongoro, and I cannot describe how beautiful it was. I never expected it to be this gorgeous. It is just something you have to see to believe. Tomorrow we go into the crater, and then we set out through the Serengeti. After that, we head out to Ntagatcha village, then to Shirati.”—Kaitlyn Elkins
“Today we safaried down into the Ngorongoro Crater, and I must tell you that is the most breathtaking place I have ever seen in my life. It is absolutely gorgeous. We saw a lioness with three cubs, and it was almost reverent. We also saw two black rhinos, another pride of lions, a herd of elephants, along with zebras, impalas, gazelles, wildebeast, hyenas, dozens of exotic birds, and many more. After the crater, we journeyed into the Serengeti, and that is where we are staying tonight. My room overlooks the plain, and I watched the sun set tonight. It was absolutely beautiful. I cannot wait to tell you all about it. Tomorrow is the last day of our safari, and we are heading to Ntagatcha village to the orphanage.” –Kaitlyn Elkins
This is the meaning of the Chess Ornament