Why I love our Christmas tree...
1. Ornaments from daycare.
I just have to laugh every time I see this ornament on the tree. Doesn't Charlotte look like a total grump with that hat on!
2. The perfect letter "C"
3. "Baby's first" ornaments
4. Pictures of my girl. Hard not to love an ornament like this.
5. Blessings from friends. This is the newest ornament to make the tree (just this afternoon as a matter of fact!) Thank you so much Abbie and Brent...it is absolutely perfect. Every time I look at it I'll not only remember our perfect little angel, but her best angel buddy, Kale. Just imagine how amazing their Christmas in Heaven will be!
6. Unexpected surprises. When we pulled out our boxes of ornaments a few weeks back, I found an ornament that I had completely forgotten about....one that had me in tears within seconds. I can't even come up with appropriate words to explain how my heart felt in that instant or how glad I am that we made this ornament. All that I could do was hold it to my chest as tears rolled down my cheeks.
So while I initially didn't think that I wanted to have a tree this year, I wouldn't have it any other way. Our tree holds so many memories and there is a story behind every single ornament--a paper mache angel from when Matt was little, a red mitten that I got from my kindergarten teachers, a ceramic bone for Maybe, a ball for Stella, and most importantly our Charlotte ornaments. Our tree tells our story. And while it's a story that hasn't always gone as expected, I wouldn't trade a single memory.
Happy 19 month birthday, little lady. I love you to pieces and miss you like crazy.