Saturday, 19 November 2011
Lavender Bulbs, Butterflies and Bows
I broke my own rule - I have decorated for the holidays before the calendar says December.
The kids have been so excited and every day they ask how many "sleeps" there still are until we can put up the tree. I guess this year I want to linger in the holiday spirit for as long as I can.
This year is going to be different for us, this will be the first year that we wont be going to New Liskeard at all. This will be the first year that we wont all congregate in my Grandparents basement on Boxing day eating copous amounts of food and sending platters back and forth down the table in assembly line form.
This will be the first year that my Grandparents will be celebrating the holidays together in Heaven and I often think that they may have had a hand in ensuring that Nick gets to celebrate here with us on earth.
Traditionally Christmas colors are red and green or silver and gold but this year I decided to do something different. I gave away our 5 foot pitiful white tree with crappy decorations and I bought a beautiful 7.5 foot pre-lit giant and decorated it with lavender glittery bulbs and butterflies. Atop the glowing tree sits an over sized bow. When most people think of Christmas they dont think Lavender but for me its perfect, its my favorite color, it was the color of my wedding and it also happens to be the color of Hodgkin's awareness.
As I sit here blogging the tree glitters and sparkles in a way that is breathtaking - for the first time ever my Christmas tree feels complete, it doesn't feel like there is something missing... maybe my tree is a nice portrayal of my life at this moment in time.