It’s the most wonderful time of the year?

by Tracey Metzger

As I unpack the ornaments, I unpack memories with them, sweet reminders of past Christmases. Many of the ornaments that decorate our tree commemorate a milestone…Our First Christmas, Baby’s First Christmas…etc. Many of them were gifts from my mom. While the memories are sweet, the pain of the loss is bitter.

For years I would slip away from the activity of decorating to collect myself and shake off the sadness but I have learned over the years to change my mindset. Now I look forward to the tradition as a way of setting time aside to “be with the memories.”

(Sometimes 102 words is not enough – read more on my blog

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