Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Finding Our Tree
We went searching for our Christmas tree yesterday. This year we had our hearts set on a live, potted tree. One that would grace our home for a week or two during the holiday season and then head outside to be planted on our property, reminding us for years to come of Christmas past. Well, our hearts were a little broken yesterday. Apparently all the reading I did online about this just doesn't apply to where we live. We were told at two different nurseries is just isn't possible for a tree to survive with the plans that we had. So with heavy hearts we hit the tree farm.
This wasn't just any tree farm though, it was one meant to bring joy back to our little hearts. This is the tree farm we have been going to since we moved into our home fifteen years ago. It is just down the road, owned by a lovely couple who started it many, many years ago. Each year we go, pick out, cut down and drag our tree back to the car. Then we stand around chatting with this lovely couple. It is one of the highlights of the holiday season.
As I decorated the tree with Reece yesterday afternoon, I wondered, maybe the live potted tree wasn't meant to work out for a reason...if we had picked up a tree at the nursery there would have been no need to visit the tree farm and those moments we enjoyed with them would never had happened. And really seeing them is why we choose that tree farm every year.