Two live Christmas trees were delivered at our house yesterday.
A big one for the living room and a smaller one for the family room.
Last year I was so saddened by the loss of my Mom that I didn't feel
like doing much decorating. We bought a big live tree and had it
delivered to our house. It sat in the living room undecorated. I
started to get out the ornaments, but couldn't even hang one.
But this year is different and I will tell you why ….
I can feel the presence of my Mom. Every time I go to decorate a spot in our
home it feels as though she is right there with me. Daddy too. It has been very
comforting and has given me a sense of peace and contentment that I have
not experienced for a while.
I'm decorating table tops and shelves. I use their decorations mixed in
with my own. I have added new decorations and I can imagine their
reactions. Christmas was always over the top at my house when I
was a child, and I am carrying on that tradition. It feels good and right
to be happy and joyous once again.
I am decorating the smaller of the two trees first. It's being decorated like a
cozy cottage tree with more rustic and natural elements.
This tree is tucked into a corner of our family room, but is visible from
every angle. The big tree in the living room will be decorated with mostly
Mom and Daddy's ornaments. It will be the grand tree in the house and it
will be the elegant tree.
So obviously, I have lots of work to do today. Bentley is watching me
when he is not outside chasing squirrels. He is really in his
"on patrol" mood and has chased them three times already this morning :-)
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Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley