Unlike previous years, I just did not want to take down the Christmas tree today. It had become something beautiful in my home and I didn't want what it brought to come to an end.
I did take the ornaments off though. The tinsel. The lights. All put in tidy boxes for next year.
As the tree and all it represented came down, I was thinking how many things in life we put up with so much hope, only to see it dismantled over time. I imagine most who read this to know I'm divorced. I never wanted my family to end. But it did in is original form.
And even with something as huge as that... time does heal. And even in the break up of a home there comes a time to take out the boxes again, and start decorating. Making things new. Watching a new version spring to life.
So as I packed the boxes and stored them, I knew it was only temporary. The Holiday Season will be upon us before we know it, and joy can come in all of it's forms along the way!