Conversations with Charlie – Decorating the Christmas Tree

Every day after Thanksgiving Charlie asked when we could decorate the tree. It was something I was dreading this year. Hubby had just died 2 months earlier. Decorating the tree was always a big family event for the 3 of us.

The following Thursday Charlie and I started putting the ornaments on the tree. The next couple of hours were filled with snippets of conversation from Charlie….

Charlie – Where’s my ornaments? Don’t forget I get to hang up my ornaments Mommy!

Mommy – Your ornaments are right here Charlie. Yes, you get to hang your ornaments on the tree.


Charlie – Here’s Daddy’s pizza ornament. He loved pepperoni pizza just like me.

Charlie – Look, I found Daddy’s ornament with his name. Just like mine!

Charlie – Where’s the leg lamp ornament? Daddy loves that movie. We watch it every Christmas don’t we Mommy?

Charlie – My NASCAR ornament! I picked that out at NASCAR when we went to North Carolina.


Charlie – Mommy, you have to put on the star. I can’t do it.

Mommy – Why not Charlie? You always put the star on top of the tree.

Charlie – Daddy isn’t here to pick me up.


And the final straw that broke my heart that evening……

Charlie – Mommy, Christmas is funner with Daddy here.



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  1. sniff

  2. Oh, that last one. Sending love.
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  3. You have a leg lamp ornament?!?! David would LOVE that!!

    Seriously, praying for you both thru this Christmas season.

    • Yes we do. It even lights up! You should be able to find one somewhere. I think I saw some at Bed, Bath, and Beyond last week.

      And thanks for the prayers. I know this is a hard Christmas for you too without The Big Guy.

  4. *sniff* Sending you lots of love.
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  5. And yes, I’m sobbing. šŸ™
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  6. I’m so sorry for your family’s loss. Heartbreaking. Blessings on you guys and good for you putting the tree up for Charlie. I’m sure it would have been easier to leave it in the box.