Have you ever found that you do something that seems to be just perfect – and then you have to change something or do something else to go with it? You may have to completely redecorate your room, or get a new car to fit the need, or buy new clothes to go with the pretty earrings you found. Am I the only one who finds – all too often – that one thing leads to another? Well, it’s happened to me, my friends. It’s like this. . .we needed to replace our artificial Christmas tree this year so I shopped and looked and dreamed and measured. And finally found the perfect one! I told my sweetheart about the tree and I took him along to the store to see it. The good news was that he loved it. The bad news came when he reminded me that our home and those built in our area around the same time have lower-than-normal ceilings (supposedly to help conserve heat) and this tree was the exact height of our ceiling. There would be no way to put the star on the top of the tree! We left the store that day without a tree and I left with disappointment in my heart. Over the next couple of weeks I shopped and looked and measured and checked out trees in stores and online. None compared to the beauty of the tree we had seen. One evening last week my sweetheart suddenly remembered that the star on our tree does not go on the tip of the tree – it clips on the front of the tip. As we talked we decided that this was the right tree and it would work for us. So we drove to the store and brought it home with us. A couple of evenings ago the tree went up and became the center of attention in our living room. Our tree is covered with ‘snow’ – it looks like it was standing in the middle of a forest when snow gently fell and graced its branches. We love it! Yesterday our schedule took us away from home most of the day and my plans were to decorate the tree when I got home. As I sat and looked at our tree I realized I might want to do something different – so until I’m certain what I’d like to do this year we are enjoying the tree and lights. Soon I will decide what changes to make, if any, and my pretty, new tree will be ready to make it’s debut.
With a grateful heart,
(photos from years past)