Thank you for your beauty and your tallness
Thank you for your greenness, for your health, for your freshness & longevity
Thank you for your patience and understanding and your stately manner
Thank you for being part of my family, if only for awhile
Thank you for the lovely scent that filled my home with wishes & dreams
Thank you for each twinkle, sparkle and especially thank you for your great magic
You filled my heart with love
You helped my little girl to dream and to feel the memories of the warm safe love of my Mom and my childhood home
That more than anything is what I dream of each Christmas and hope to recreate in my own warm and safe home
So now, with gentle hands, flowing but deliberate movements, and many tears in my eyes, I remove your beautiful baubles, your seasonal jewels each one having special meaning to me and a history all its own
I untangle the warm glowing, twinkling lights from your still supple branches
I keep them lit as long as possible to light our way
Lastly I reach up to your highest branch and take down my special sparkly star that you wore so proudly
Thank you for being my friend and for your sweet service this year to make my heart brighter and my home more loving and warm
You will live outside now, on my porch, in the crisp cold air, as did your many sisters that came before you
You will be free and unadorned accept for the winter sunshine, rain, snow and the occasional wild bird that visits us
When you tell me that it is your time to go, weeks or even months from now, I will gently lay you down out by the woodshed to rest and perhaps dream
Dream of the forest from which you came.
Thank you my precious Christmas tree. You brought me happiness and magic. It saddens me to have you leave my home.
I will always love you.
Ok, so now the whole world knows that I am an overly sentimental and soft hearted little girl who loves the magic of Christmas and misses her Mom dearly every day and feels a connection to her through my Christmas tree.
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