I was enjoying our Christmas tree in the dark of early morning, thinking that it’s a lot like me right now: getting old, a little crooked, but still standing. That tree has been with us since our first year of marriage, and stood in six different living rooms in six different towns. It still seems to be ready for a few more Christmases.
I’ll be enjoying our tree for a few more days. I’ve left behind the must clean out Christmas by New Year’s! that I grew up with….especially once I realized it’s a lot easier to enjoy the Christmas pretties once the chaos of the season is over!