Tuesday, November 29, 2011

a tradition

This year's theme: The 12 Days of Christmas

It is now a tradition. I can think of a million other traditions I would rather have involving our Lucy, birthday-party sleepovers, matching swimming suits with Tessa, crazy cousin games at Nanny & PopPop's house.


All of those traditions would mean we would still have our girl. It struck me today, as we decorated Lucy's 8th tree for the Festival of Trees, we would not have one of our most treasured holiday traditions if we still had her.


I do dearly love the festival, but I would trade it all to have that beautiful child here. Every single tree, every single scone, every single speck of glitter.


Oh, I miss my sister's daughter.

6 comments:

Ellen said...

Gorgeous trees! Beautifully done! But none of it means you love and miss Lucy any less. It just means her spirit will live on with everyone who sees this wonderful creation you've done in her honor. <3

Nancy said...

Every one of the eight trees has been a loving tribute to a precious life.

Cathee said...

We will be there for Kyra dance performance tomorrow. We will look for your tree!

Wool Winder said...

A beautiful way to remember a beautiful life. God's blessing to your whole family.

Montana Wildflower said...

I know what you mean.

Sarah said...

Beautiful pictures, Marsh. I love you.