Tuesday, December 8, 2009
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.