Here are the fill-ins:
- I start to decorate for Christmas/Hanukkah __________________________.
- I prefer a ____________________ Christmas tree because ______________.
- The best thing about the holidays is ________________________________.
- The worst thing about the holidays is _______________________________.
Here are my responses:
Our oldest daughter was born exactly a week before Christmas, though she was due on December 13. We wanted her birthday to get to be a birthday, not a combo-deal, so we put off decorating for Christmas until she gives the go-ahead. Usually she chooses to do it on her birthday. Last year, it didn’t happen until almost Christmas Eve!
I prefer a big Christmas tree, because they can hold so many ornaments and so many memories. Little ones can hold lots of memories, too. But, we only have the space for a small tree and the kids lost most of the ornaments when they took the tree down several years ago. So, new ornaments a little along and along, and new memories. It’s all good.
The best thing about the holidays is a wonderful meal with family members.
The worst thing about the holidays is missing those family members that are no longer around or that can’t otherwise be with us. This year marks the 5-year mark for losing my daddy and almost losing David. I am very blessed to still have David with me. I still can’t talk about Daddy without crying.