Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas Lost ... and Found

















This year, the first thing I did was trim my tree. So I got out the big plastic box with the little dividers that holds all my precious ornaments and transformed our tree from a Fall Tree to a Christmas Tree. (For a picture of the tree, refer to the previous article.) But when I opened up the red box that holds my Christmas House decorations, the box was almost empty. My Christmas Hearts were not there. I was stunned. These hearts had been lovingly made by hand, quilted, some embroidered, and I used them to tuck into nooks and crannys, nest into bowls, and hang across the bookcase. I didn't know what to do. I went through both boxes again. I went through my box of Fall decorations. Then I began, one by one, to go through all the boxes of Christmas "Stuff" that I have saved but never display because there isn't room in the loft for everything. I came across a lot of wonderful memories, gave up a lot of them to go to Goodwill, but didn't find my Christmas Hearts. Somehow, I knew I wouldn't, but it was like I had to go through everything anyway.

Then yesterday as I was walking through the bedroom, I got a very clear picture in my mind's eye of the upper cabinet of my computer hutch. I hesitantly walked to the hutch, not wanting to be disappointed again, but somehow, somehow, I had a feeling. And when I opened the hutch doors, there they were, all carefully packed and protected. Now they grace my living space, and it feels a little bit like a Christmas miracle.

8 comments:

  1. Yay Linda! so glad you found these, it would be so much effort and time to start over again.
    Merry Christmas to you!

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  2. So glad you found them, they are beautiful!

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  3. Horray for Christmas miracles! I'm so glad you found them!! Their soooo awesome!

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  4. So glad you found them!! It's like a Christmas gift for you this year!! :)

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  5. Merry Christmas! When I lose things I have to wait for the old subconscious to kick it. It usually remembers, but only in its own sweet time : S

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