Tribute to a Beloved Mother

Under drizzly skies at dusk, my husband and I drove to Kid’s Inc. in Camino to see the remarkable gift of love from a son to his mother. So touched were we after reading the story in our local newspaper, The Mountain Democrat, that we had to see this sight for ourselves. IMG_6995One of Joan Delfino’s final wishes before her death from cancer, a year and a half ago was for her son to decorate the 60 foot white fir that the two had admired on their property for years.IMG_6994No small feat, after digging a trench for the 500 feet of electric cord, Chris and a few friends used a crane to decorate the tree with 1900 feet of lights, and crowned it with a nearly 5 foot star. What a beauty this is!IMG_6993IMG_6998The tree will be lit through January 1st. Weather forecasters are predicting snow for this area tonight and all day tomorrow. You can bet I’ll be taking another drive in the next couple of days to see the sight of this jewel shining brightly, surrounded by snow. Quite a gift to not only Joan Delfino, but to all of the community. Thank you Chris Delfino, and Merry Christmas to you and your family. I’m sure your mom is smiling down from heaven.