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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Oh Christmas Tree

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree, How taunting are your branches...

I finally did it. I beat myself up enough that I finally got my Christmas tree up and decorated. I'm only walking away with a few bruises and maybe a cracked rib so I consider myself successful. Just Kidding! No bruises or broken bones...

I've had it set up for about a week now, but I got so depressed just doing that much I let it sit there undecorated. But just having it sit there undecorated was taunting me. I hate leaving things undone and the tree would call to me throughout the house, "HELLLOOOO. Excuse me. I need decorations. I'm not finished yet..." Anyways, last night I made myself finish the tree and I feel so much better now that it's behind me.

As I was putting our family angels up I noticed that Joseph and Wyatt had the same angel.

It was completely by accident. I literally bought Wyatt's angel days after his funeral and had no idea what our other angels looked like... It gave me something to smile about when I really thought I'd just be fighting tears the whole time. I really didn't want to cry in front of the kids. I focused on how intently the kids were putting the ornaments on the christmas tree and it was easy as pie to find a reason to smile. They truly had a blast "makin' the tree *gorgeous*" as Ansley said so many times last night.

Now, the tree and stockings are as far as I went this year. Normally, there isn't a square inch of my house that isn't covered in holiday decorations... Maybe next year. This is still a little more than I really wanted to stomach this year. Besides, Ansley and Eli decorated most of the tree themselves anyways... I was basically just the supervisor and "top of the tree decorator". I think my kids did a great job for their first time helping mommy, don't you?

So with as much enthusiasm as I can muster... Merry Christmas everyone! Remember Christ is the reason we celebrate Christmas. It gives me comfort to know my son is spending our savior's birthday with Christ himself. I hope this thought brings comfort to anyone who is missing a loved one this holiday season.
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9 comments:

Missing Kasey said...

I put ours up this weekend, and from Christmas with Kasey we some how ended up with a mini tree (about a foot tall), no one claimed it so I kept it, and ended up that it was a perfect tree for Kasey. I have only a few ornaments for him that were too big to put on his tree so I put the collection of mini Winnie the Pooh tiny ornaments on it. Having the trees decorated makes me be a little more festive...

I am glad that you got your tree up too, the tree looks beautiful or gorgeous as Ansley was saying they did a wonderful job helping you decorate!

Tiffany said...

Your tree is beautiful!! Ansley and Eli did a wonderful job decorating.
I'm sure they were more than happy to help mom and put the ornaments up. Merry Christmas!

Kristi said...

Its perfect!! You all did such a wonderful job!!! Happy early birthday!!!

Beth said...

Your tree is beautiful! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

croleyc69 said...

What a great post and I'm glad you got your tree up. My kids did most of the decorating all I did was put the lights on. It looks cute done by them. Yours looks really good to.
I know that is the comfort we have to know they are spending it with Jesus.
Merry Christmas to you and yours and all the best in 2010.
{{{HUGS}}}
Caroline

Jill said...

I know what you mean about having it sit there taunting you. We finally decorated our tree as well. I absolutely love the angel ornaments. If you don't mind me asking, where did you get those? They are precious.

Wishing you a peaceful holiday season. xx

Franchesca Cox said...

Your kids did a fabulous job! It does help to remember that our angels are with our Savior, most definitely. It still hurts. I am glad you did a Christmas tree - your daughter sounds just adorable.

xo

Nati @ I will praise Him said...

Merry Christmas to you, too.

It's a beautiful tree!

Holly said...

It is comforting to know Carleigh is spending Christmas with Jesus. I wish I could be there! Ansley and Eli did a fabulous job decorating the tree with their mommy! It looks great and I love your family ornaments.