Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas!

I hope everyone had a nice day, no matter how you celebrate the holidays. One of the things I did to celebrate was to share the love and memories on a tree for Danielle, in our beach room. I think of it as her room and now it is my room, so it is our room. 

I found a prelit tree with pinecones, simple but nice. I made christmas cards using photos of her and her friends and family and printed them card stock. I hung those on the tree and yesterday I found two hanging signs, one says Believe and one for Joy. I turned it on, on Christmas eve and it will stay lit till midnight tonight, my gift to her this Christmas. I also wrote a little poem to her, not the best literary piece, but it came from the heart.

I made a special gift for you,
a little Christmas tree,
Filled with family, friends and love
and all our memories.

May you see the bright shining light,
as you celebrate Christmas in Heaven tonight.

Love you and miss you,
and this I do pray, 
to be with us in spirit, 
especially today.

Christmas Eve was spent at our house. We made a turkey dinner and let Nick open a few presents. He loves wearing my watch, so now he has his own. 

Today we visited her grave.  It was a nice feeling to be able to see her stone in place and I knew she is smiling down on us, when the sun broke out and the beam cast it's rays on her stone, creating a rainbow of color across the angel. 

The afternoon was spent with the kids, yes I still call them kids;) My son and  wife made dinner and after we enjoyed present opening with Nicholas and playing with his new toys.

We got him a little bike so he could learn to peddle and not have to worry about falling, this was perfect for a learning bike. 

He wasn't too sure about going in his new fort, but then he drove his new firetruck into it, so he had to go in to get it. The house is nice since it pops down and fits into a small carry sack, so he can bring it to my house when he plays here.

Now it is time for me to have some me time, lots of projects to finish, new ones to start and lots of ideas for new creations.


Kate said...

Such a beautiful poem for your daughter, Debbie. Without a doubt she is with you in spirit and so proud of how you're managing without her ... give yourself a big hug. Christmas with Nicholas looks and sounds fabulous.

TheCrankyCrow said...

Merry, Merry, Christmas Debbie... I have been so long gone, and am sorely, sorely, out of touch, now you have suffered a horrific loss. I am so, so, sorry. Praying and wishing for comfort and peace for you....especially on during this holiday season... Hugs...Robin

annie said...

Her tree is beautiful, and the poem.
She will always be close in your heart.

The fort is very nice, and he's a cutie pie.
Hope your Christmas was wonderful.

cucki said...

The trees is so beautiful and the poem is very sweet too..
Sweet baby is very cute
Merry Christmas xx

Farmhouse prims said...

Hi Debbie, Love your tree, and the poem is so touching. Nick is adorable.
Hope you had a wonderful Christmas. hugs, Lecia

Karen said...

Beautiful stone, Debbie.

I can see lots of creativity for Nick in that fort. What a nice gift for him.

moosecraft said...

Nice tree and poem for Danielle... the headstone is beautiful! So glad they were able to get it placed in time for Christmas!
Nick looks like he's having so much fun with his new toys! Merry Christmas!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Debbie ~
It sounds like you had a Christmas full of peace and I am happy for you.
The tree and poem to Danielle are very touching and her headstone is beautiful. May you find peace visiting her there.
Now is "my" holiday time, too, now that the hustle and bustle is over. This is when I get to enjoy the season.
Hugs :)

Saundra said...

Beautiful poem and bet Nick loves having his very own watch.

Anna said...

I love the Danielle Tree! And boy does Nick look like he is growing by leaps and bounds! As we head into the New Year I wish more stitching time for can be such a healing time.

Sandi said...

What a lovely way to honour your daughters memory Debbie. The gravestone is lovely, glad they got it in place for Christmas.

Nick looks like he had a great day, glad you spent it with his family. Merry Christmas.

acorn hollow said...

such a lovely poem and stone. The tree is such a sweet tribute.
your grandson is the cutest and it looks like he is happy with his presents.

Fiona said...

Debbie, I love your special tree and decorations... great idea and the head stone is perfect too..... a lovely way to remember someone so precious....


Kim said...

Her tree and poem........simply beautiful.

gracie said...

A lovely tribute to Danielle...Nicholas is adorable.

Carole said...

Happy belated Christmas Debbie! What a wonderful tribute to Danielle! Thank you for sharing!