Unpacking Christmas

I’ve been unpacking Christmas decorations. The boxes of ornaments hold many treasures. There are the little drummer boys that my mother made with Sara and Erin about thirty years ago. There’s the ornament Larry gave me the year we got married. There are fragile glass decorations and precious works of art that say, “best Nana […]

The Perfect Christmas Tree

Yesterday we bought this year’s Christmas tree. It’s beautiful. I’d call it “perfect”, except for the fact that I’ve already had THE Perfect Christmas Tree. I wrote this story for a post in 2013 but because it still brings me to tears and reminds me of the blessings I have that I’m sure I’ll run it every year.  […]

The Perfect Christmas Tree

Stories about Christmas abound.  Some of those stories are filled with the sadness of missing a loved one. Others retell a time when we were far from home, or Christmas didn’t turn out the way we painted it in our imaginations. Mostly, however, the stories we share are the happy ones. This is one of those […]