Robin and I will give away our Christmas tree this year. That was a big decision, but we finally realized we had reached another milestone along our way. Lugging inside the huge carton, unpacking and wrestling the three sections of the artificial tree into position, checking the lights, replacing the duds, and then decorating with all our paraphernalia was becoming more and more of a chore. Now we will simplify things.
Next Tuesday the truck from Habitat ReStore will come to pick up the tree and three boxes of tree decorations. I’ve sorted through all of those and saved many keepsakes, but it feels good to donate the other things so maybe a younger family can enjoy them.
Several days ago the Village Men’s Garden Club delivered two beautiful poinsettia plants, and we’re happy to have those to brighten our holiday. I’ve also set out many pretty Christmas items that we’ve accumulated through the years—most of them crafted by family members or given to us by special people in our lives.
Robin and I will travel to be with our children and grandchildren and extended family during the holidays. Someday, that, too, will become more of a chore than a pleasure, but, thankfully, not this year. Soon we’ll be heading to Tennessee and then to Mississippi for plenty of hugs, good food, and fun.
Merry Christmas, dear friends! May the Light of the World be with all of us on our journeys!