My Christmas Tree: It's Still Up!
by Lois Weber
Though it will soon be April, I still have my tree up. Actually I had a real tree, and after Christmas I told my kids I hated to take it down,just in case it would be the last one I see. I went away for a weekend, and when I came back my daughter had taken down the real tree and replaced it with a beautiful 8-foot artificial tree.
On this tree are so many memories of my childrens' lives, ornaments I bought when they took ballet lessons, their Garfield/dolphin stages, their first cars, the ornments they made in kindergarten, etc. etc.
I love it. When their birthdays came around I bought a Happy Birthday banner and it became a birthday tree, and when Easter gets here i just may slap a bunny on it to make it an Easter tree.
It doesn't matter as my ornaments are still there reminding me of all that I have been given, and when I am sick and am down and wonder if this is the end of my life here I can still manage a smile when i look at my tree. It comforts me when I need comforting.
Yes, when people come to my house they give me a strange look but I don't care! I love my tree of memories!