Tuesday, December 04, 2012

advent {day 4}


a  task i was dreading
 turned out to be pleasant.

i decorated my mother's tree.
i should say, i decorated my father's tree.
which required opening the boxes upon boxes
upon boxes
of christmas decor.

each ornament had been lovingly
 wrapped in white tissue and
stored by theme in a little department store box.

they would never be this organized again.
there were hundreds of carefully culled
glass and ceramic treasures for the tree
~silver, white and red, only.
i edited some, and was sure she kept whispering,
"why not the lady bugs?"

when the last of the white candles were snug on the limbs,
it was a beautiful sight.
i was happy tonight.

having trimmed up a winter wonderland.

{One of my Mother's favorite blog posts was this.}


  1. boxes and boxes and boxes and why not the ladybugs? i am so glad you found a bit of happiness in this - i am sure she arranged it that way. xxoxo i know she is smiling even while wondering about those ladybugs.

  2. And now I am happy for you. Yes, surely, she is smiling.

  3. Silent night, holy night
    All is calm, all is bright
    Round yon Virgin Mother and Child
    Holy Infant so tender and mild
    Sleep in heavenly peace
    Sleep in heavenly peace....

    1. my mother's favorite christmas song...thank you.

  4. Just finished reading your mom's favorite blog post. Your words offer such poignant reminders of what we are sometimes too busy to remember... what feeds the human soul.

    You are a gift to us all!



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