Tuesday, December 18, 2012

A Tree is Just a Tree

A tree is just a tree and reflects not on a family until the decorations are hung.  The tree is placed, the lights are strung, whether by you or the factory, but still it is simply a tree. One that could be in any house, in any family.

But once the ornaments are opened,

and are placed on the tree,

it begins to tell stories.

Of loved ones departed, of friends who live far and near, of past trips, of art projects, of hobbies and loves.

It is a scrapbook of memories for my family.

And I love it.


Susan said...

I didn't expect to get teary-eyed just from a post about decorating your tree.... Golly, Glenda!

Glenda said...

Sorry Susan. Hope you had a kleenex handy.

Barb the Evil Genius said...

You might like the story of the crap tree.

Glenda said...

Oh thanks for that link BTEG! I did like that story!