I've never been so thrilled about having a tree. It seems kind of silly, I know, but this is my first really excited Christmas since my divorce two years ago. When I had to start my life over again, I kind of had to put the holidays on the back burner. I put out a little Charlie Brown type tree, maybe some pine scented candles, but that was it. Luckily, Julian was very young and probably won't remember these half-hearted Christmases. Now maybe a 12' tree is a little bit of over compensation for those years - but it's a beautiful and magnificent over compensation!
Enjoying something like the holidays after your life is flipped takes some time, but I'm happy to know I can enjoy them again. And just in time, Julian is totally soaking this all up!