Saturday, December 22, 2007
Chelsea's 2007 Tree
Until last year I would never let the children have anything to do with setting up the Christmas Tree. It was all mine...a couple of years I gave them their own tree tucked away in the Family Room. I am ashamed of this. It demonstrated my need for complete control and took pleasure for Christmas away from the kids.
Last year we were going through so much with Warren's dad's illness that I let Chelsea decorate the tree. She was so pleased to do that to serve us and to be creative. She did a great job.
This year I encouraged her to do the whole thing. It is fake so she was able to build it and then decorate it entirely herself. I am tempted to change things...add a ribbon topper... and hide light cords... but you know what...I am leaving it alone. It is great. My Chelsea did it her way and this is great practice for when she has a home of her own to care for and decorate. I know that, Lord willing, there will be many years ahead when I will be decorating my own tree, alone, and wishing that my little girl was here to enjoy it with me. Then she will be off with her own family, putting into practice the things she is learning now.
Hope you are all ready to be able to settle in with family and friends and truly celebrate the birth of our Saviour.