Sitting here, looking at the lights on the tree and the ornaments brightly glowing, reminds me of the many Christmases in the past years and the changes that life can bring. Why it seems like only yesterday.....the kids were so excited that their favorite Christmas shows would be coming on. I remember how they would get the t.v. guide that came through the mail, and circle all of the Christmas shows for the week. They would look at Montgomery Wards catalogues or Sears catalogues that came in the mail and circle the toy's that they were hoping Santa would bring. We would go and pick out a tree.....a couple of times we went to a tree farm and cut our tree down. The kids had fun doing that.......and I remember it being very cold that year. I also remember one year, about a month before Christmas, I went to a nursery where they had trees already cut. Brought the tree home, decorated it and two weeks later the tree had died! I mean DEAD! I had to undecorate the tree, take it back to where I had purchased it and get another one. And so the whole process of redecorating the tree ensued. From what I remember, I was not a very happy person having to repeat that process. Thankfully that never happened again.
We switched to artifical trees.....and had a number of those that we purchased too. I always wanted a huge one....you know, nine feet tall! My husband, the good sport that he was, went along with it. We had that tree for a while, then Kelli confiscated it when she and her girlfriends were apartment living, and we purchased another artifical tree....One a bit smaller, you know.....7 feet tall. And the story goes on and on. Kelli now has that tree 7 foot tree. And I have her tall and skinny one....it looks pretty when it's decorated....but it really doesn't feel like my tree. I don't even know what I mean by that except that I like big trees! She has a big window that my tree(her tree now) fits in perfectly. And I have to say that they decorated the tree just beautifully this year. It look so lovely in their home. Right where it belongs.
I know that it doesn't matter about the size of the trees, cause once they are decorated, all trees are beautiful. The lights, the ornaments and the memories that you make are what really matters. And here we are again this year.....making more
wonderful memories for the grandchildren and our family.
Kelli and the girls get credit for decorating my tree this year. They came over especially to put mom-mom's tree up. And I welcomed them.....appreciating each and every time they hung an ornament. Kelli even baked cookies! More memories for the making....more to come I'm sure!