and so today,
the first day of december,
we searched high and low,
for the perfect tree.
the tree that reminds us of all things Christmas
memories from the past,
the birth of our Saviour.
who came to us as a baby in a manger
one Christmas day long ago.
the children gleefully
decorated our very different- from- the- normal tree.
a smallish, live evergreen
strung carefully with lights,
and draped with perfectly- placed- by- small- hands silver balls,
dainty seashells (bri),
and a few edible treats (brax).
much simpler than the normal 10 ft tall
and cut from the tree lot with hot cocoa in hand tree from Tennessee
crazy amount of lights,
breakable ornaments galore,
needles all over the floor
and water sloshed from watering,
our tree is JUST PERFECT for us here, this year, in this place.
though Christmas hardly seems 24 sleeps away with the warm weather, sunny skies, and ocean view
we are ready to talk each day of Baby Jesus, Mary, Joseph, and the Wise Men
and worship God for sending His son for us.
for Christ is the reason of the season.
no matter where you are.