I hope each and every one of you found a few minutes of peace and joy the Christmas. The Trumbo household was all sick with Influenza A. Not even a mouse was stirring, but I digress…
Through everything, and I mean everything: including losing my mom, living in a small rental where there was hardly room for a tree, and years where we weren’t sure there would be anything to put under it, we’ve always had one tradition. It started when my oldest child was old enough to consider her blessings. My kids decorate the tree and every time they put an ornament on the tree, they say something they are thankful for, either from the last year or just life in general. It really puts everything in perspective.
This is my favorite ornament. I got it for my boyfriend when we were just newly dating towards the end of 1996. He became my husband the following year and we have an ornament for every year following (that’s a lot of ornaments).
He’s been my personal Hero for 25 years. I think I knew even when I got that ornament that he was the one.
In the last few years, we’ve been blessed heartily. So much so, that we needed three trees this year (when you have 4 children, that’s a lot to be thankful for).
If you were to fill your tree with thankfulness, what are some things you’d name?