I have decorated our home for Christmas many different ways,
and without a doubt,
this year has been the
as I sit here writing this,
I am still not quite finished.
There is no schedule; there is no deadline.
Just enjoy the process.
23 years ago,
this room, which we call the study,
was the front porch.
The floor still has a slight slant.
I find that endearing, don’t you?
After all, I’m a little slanted too.
Embrace the odd, the quirky, the slanted, the not so precious.
That is where treasures are found.
At a time in my life when the world talks about
I have wondered why I keep doing this-
even as slowly as I have this year.
I think it is because there are some things- some traditions-
that are just too special
I am not quite ready to file this away in the downsize folder.
You get to decide how you feel about this in your home and in your life.
Isn’t that wonderful?
this decorating business is all about my love of you, and Dad,
and traditions, and sparkle.
You cause that sparkle.