....the memories begin.
This time of year sometimes starts off a bit hard for me..but...life is good and memories of the past are but a part, a wonderful, if sometimes sad part of my life now...
I think most of us love Christmas and look forward to bringing out things that are especially meaningful to us.
After a long search I found the perfect pair of ice skates hand painted by a lovely lady, all decorated with roses. Exactly what I was looking for.
It been a big deal ever since I recieved my ice skates as to where to put them. One year they went on the piano..
and the next year they were hung on the inside of the front door. This year??
Have you seen how someone else used them? These are full size so a wreath just won't make it, and besides I have NO talent in that direction, AND no patience!
I took them down and unwrapped them yesterday and they were my inspiration to get started.
Still....they sit on the guest bed waiting for my decision.
Something different this year..but what?
No matter...I am at last on my way to Christmas decorating. If all I have to worry about is where to put things, how to do the tree..what to change this year, I am truly blessed.
Of course that is NOT all I have to worry about. No one is without worries..but decorating is certainly a fun part of my life and I am grateful for it.
I know..this will be a difficult month for me. It always is. Patrick went into a coma on December 5th and passed away on December 15th 1997. I think the children thought that I would never enjoy Christmas again but time is a great healer..and it's been 14 years now and life is good.
I used to write about Patrick..blogging about him was a sort of outlet..but a very sad blogger rather ruined that for me..however I still blog about him...talk about him, think about him and I always will. 43 years of marriage does not go away. Ever.
Patient husband was married for over 50 years..so we both have a lot of memories this time of year.
AND...we are making NEW ones...
We smile a lot.
My love to you,
A Stroll Thru Life. Thank you Marty for taking the time to do this for us. It's aways a fun place to visit.