Can you believe that Christmas is almost here? Have you started prepping your Christmas decorations, untangling the lights and choosing the perfect outfit for your family holiday photos? Well I have!
Recently I was cleaning out my mom’s junk room and I found about 12 boxes of Christmas decorations. While looking through the boxes, I remembered how festive the holiday season seemed in our home when I was a child. My mom always seemed happy cooking her signature caramel and German chocolate cake.
Of course, I was happy with the variety of Christmas tree decorations I decorated the tree with. Then… my mom would come behind me and redecorate the tree. LOL! I’m not saying it was bad, but let’s just say that this left hand and I had a funny way of lining things up. Yep, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
Now that my mom is gone, I realized that in the past I didn’t really decorate for the holidays because my mom and my siblings always did. Decorating just wasn’t my thing. However, this year I find myself wanting to start my own tradition. This will be my second Christmas without my mom and some days it still doesn’t seem real…yes I know it is though. Some days I’m okay, others I’m sad and then there are those days I’m just mad.
Through the emotions, I have looked at Christmas trees. I’m still not sure how tall I want the Christmas tree but I already have all the decorations for it and that’s a good thing. While looking through those boxes, I was even surprised that my mom still had our star from when I was like in elementary school. Yes, that long.
Although my mom is gone, I’m looking forward to decorating the Christmas tree while listening to my Christmas music and sipping my eggnog … the grown people kind that is. I’m sure I’ll cry and I might even sing off-key, but most of all I’ll have my memories of Christmas and boxes of Christmas tree decorations to keep me company and I’m okay with that.
Now let me go untangle these lights…don’t you just hate that part?
What are you looking forward to this Christmas? Does your family have any traditions?
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