My Christmas Tree is Filled with love!!!
Thursday, January 19, 2017
I have a problem....I can't take my Christmas tree down. I have noticed I keep putting
it off, I have lots of health problems? But I am getting other things done, so just do it.
But, some of the grandchildren might come again soon, they might like seeing the tree?
And, now it is January 19th, and I still have no desire to take it down.. The poor thing
has been up since the beginning of November! I had to decorate early because our
grandchildren decorate our tree on Thanksgiving, and we were going on vacation the
two weeks before Thanksgiving and I knew I could not come back and get it all done
in a couple days plus cook a big Thanksgiving meal. We do decorate a lot more so inside,
I pack boxes of my regular stuff away and my husband brings home 30+ boxes from Ithe
storage unit. I have one box of Christmas towels just to cover the stands, and coffee table,
etc. the piano has a Christmas village on it, the book shelf, certain decorations and on
and on....but most of these things were gifts, only a few things have I bought for myself.
So it surrounds me with love. We keep saying I need to get rid of some of it, but how?
I can't throw people 's love away!!! Then my tree, it is not a fancy one, not at all, its the old
kind,it has homemade plastic canvas ornaments, some that I made years ago and some that are gifts, two of the granddaughters made a small plastic ornament for each of the grandchildren to put on Grammy's tree, I have ornaments with pictures in them, names on them, crocheted ornaments, ornaments from 40 years ago, and even cut out paper snowflakes that the grandchildren added this year. All signs of love. Yes, it has lights, but it has decorations that are memories, things from past vacation
trips, and so many memories. Now, I finally this morning figured out why I can't take
the tree down this year. It's my husband's fault. Yep, it's all his fault.
I sleep now in a bedroom in the back of the house due to all my pain and having to
move constantly even in my sleep. It was a hard adjustment for us both, but we are
both getting more rest now. I don't come in through the main part of the house if I can
help it, until he is up in the mornings. The house is old and creaks and makes sounds
even when no one is walking let alone when someone is. So he emails me he is up and
I come in. When I came in through the door this morning it hit me, the thought... not the
door. This is the problem....every morning as soon as he gets up, he goes around and
turns all the Christmas lights on and so when I walk through the kitchen doorway, I am
hit every morning with that wonderful Christmas feeling. I can't stand to lose that this
year. I know, I know, I can't have the tree up for the 4th of July. I have to deal with this.
At least I know now what the main issue is......it's the reminder of his love each day...
that he would take the time to do that, to make it special each morning when I walk
through that door. We are getting old, we have both had a rough couple of years health
wise and very much know we could lose each other sooner rather than later, Well, I
hope you all enjoy your day.....but treasure those around you, and don't get so caught up
in things that you forget to do a kind deed or a loving deed for someone else, and make
Love you all,