I knew it would not go over big, my purchase of this little tree,
So slight a mere five feet.
A third the ornaments once adorned,
Only a chosen few displayed.
Selected treasured photo shots:
A few first Christmas’ past
Plus the ‘freshy’ baby pout,
Years vainly hidden from the rest,
Decided unanimously on sibling vote,
A singular sand dollar sparkling and ornate
A treasure from Aunt Susan made in 1993.
The last of the set of six remain selected
to decorate our tree.
Glass ornaments, with sentiments of
Who is no longer here, yet, still very much with us,
Comes to life once more upon our Christmas tree.
Cross-stitched hearts once crafted by my girls, and me.
Sticky candy canes, last years, yes?
A little house and a wooden car all
A downsized Christmas as must be,
With memories abound.
What more could I ask of Thee
Than loving children to share with me
Such a marvelous, little, Christmas tree.