Saturday, December 6, 2014

Happy Tree...

It's beginning to look a little bit like Christmas.
There is just something about Christmas tree lights shining cheerily on in a dark room.
I have always loved that.

One thing that change brings that I don't love so much is the fact that your kids grow up and that fun night each Dec. when you used to trim the tree together listening to Christmas music and drinking hot chocolate doesn't happen anymore. (Deep breath.) I really miss that. Life moves on and still the memories are precious. Even as I hung ornaments on the tree alone I loved thinking about each one and even laughing out loud at a few of them. Footprints of our lives together. I am thankful.

May we all make more lovely Christmas memories this year.
They might be a little different from years past- and that is ok.
Give thanks to our great God in all circumstances.
Find the good and praise Him for the good and the not so good.
Appreciate the precious memories.
Oh, and enjoy the twinkle lights. Lovely.

2 comments:

Sandi said...

Beautiful photo! Love the lights.

Wa Wa Waughs said...

Ah, Sweet Friend! You are so wise. It's hard to find good sometimes. Thanks for your example of looking past the memories to the One who gives them. We aren't even putting a tree up this year and it's not because we are humbugs, but because my husband physically can't lift over 4 lbs. yet and the wedding is Jan. 1. But I am still enjoying the season. Enjoy your twinkling lights!