Oh Christmas Tree…

…how lovely are thy branches…
Since last I wrote, it has been an exhausting few days. As noted in my last entry, Jared wasn’t feeling very well. Saturday night, he spiked a super high fever and Sunday morning we were at the doctor’s office. His throat was killing him and he was very weak. Turns out he has pneumonia and strep throat. 🙁 Poor kid…I hated seeing him like that…he sounded horrible and looked even worse. This afternoon, he finally started to slowly turn the corner. He’s far from 100%, but is definitely on the mend.
Somehow on Sunday, he mustered the energy to join in the annual decorating of the Christmas tree. Given that it was plucked straight from nature, it is a bit “un-groomed” this year. I rather like it like that. The branches are lovely because they are adorned with our beloved ornament collection. Each one is priceless, commemorating a special occasion over the course of the kids lives…or our marriage. I spend a few moments each day enjoying them, reminiscing about the precious memories and the stories they hold.
I so cherish this time of year…with the abundance of traditions to share…and new memories just waiting to be made.

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