Sunday, December 7, 2008
The Littlest Christmas Tree
This year we decided that it would be too hard to put up our Christmas tree, or any decorations. We had hopes and plans of how we envisioned Christmas with Preslie, and we figured that the Christmas decorations and tree would be a constant reminder of what we don't have. After the difficulty of Thanksgiving we were trying to avoid Christmas at all costs. It wasn't until 3am this morning we decided that Preslie wouldn't want us to sit in our misery, so we put up a little tree. Chris bought it for the future kids last Christmas. This year it is Preslie's tree, and we decorated it with all the Disney Princesses, Ratatouille, The Incredibles, Star Wars, and other kid ornaments we have. Although it was really hard to put it up, we felt a lot of peace.
Every year during Christmastime we chose something we are going to give to Jesus. I kept thinking about it this year, and kept thinking "I already gave something this year." We decided that we are going to follow our tradition, and find something we can do this December to bring us closer to the Savior. We hung an empty little stocking above the Christmas tree, where we will put what we are going to give the Savior.
We hope that we will find more comfort and peace this Christmastime, and that things will start to look better for us.
Posted by Rylie at 2:55 PM