The other day my 10-year-old granddaughter came into the house all excited. “Come and look at the Christmas tree that I cut for you and Papa,” she said. “ I picked it out special for you and cut it all by myself and dragged it home - just for you! Isn't it beautiful!” She was just beaming with pride and love.
“It’s a perfect little tree! We love it!” we both said. The happy look on this sweet child’s face truly made this little tree something very special.
We have had “Charlie Brown Christmas Trees” at our house ever since our boys were old enough to go with their dad to cut a tree from our woods. The tradition has continued with our grandchildren. We are a close family and very fortunate to have both our sons live near by. This little Christmas tree might not have many branches and it may be a little sparse, but the love that radiates from it fills our house with joy.
Merry Christmas to you all – from our house to yours.