Category: Document Your December

If You Believe

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I keep trying to find something to write here and … I got nothing. Or a bunch of hot garbage. No in-between.

He’s back, a month early when I didn’t even expect him to come back at all. I don’t even care why, whether it’s because he wants to be in on this Grand Adventure, or he simply missed me, or even if it’s becasue he Has Plans For Me.

(I hope he has plans for me. Truly.)

I am a votary who once more has an occupied altar to tend.

The presents just keep on coming. The presence.

Ok I’m getting nowhere with this – too much to say and not enough words to say it. Besides, I have a God to go worship.

So on to the gratitudes:

Today I’m grateful for:

The Liesmith

Good friends

J’s progress

Telling someone I haven’t seen in a few years that my husband left me and not even thinking about crying over it

Rice and gravy

You Can Buy It At Wal-Mart For $1.98

Shot with a Canon Rebel T7 by someone with zero experience

The ornament, that is, although the joy can come free with purchase if you want it to.

I didn’t know I did until I saw it hanging on the tree.

I had a plan, if you can call it that, maybe just an idea – unless I find the missing box of ornaments the tree will stay bare until I can afford one of the wonderful bee ornaments that can be found at Amazon or Etsy. With that in mind I took a chance when I was ordering groceries, to see if Hell Wal-Mart might deliver me a bee along with my dinner. No, but they did offer glittery wings, and hey, why not? $1.98, might as well.

They are way bigger than I expected – full hand size, palm to tips – and they look like, well, 2 buck wings from Wally World … but once they were on the tree, once they were nestled in with the greenery and lights, beautiful. Joyous even. Simply joyous.

So yeah, I didn’t expect the first ornament I would buy for my tree to be glittery wings, but they fit, somehow. Cheap and a little gaudy, until you give them some love. Kind of like Charlie Brown’s tree. Kind of like me.

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