Often there comes a time… when you just have to step away…
For the past 3 years every holiday we celebrated was in a nursing home; many of our family traditions had to be put aside.
Although wonderful to be spending it together, it was never private; visits seemed far too short or confined.
There is only so much decorating one can do in a shared room with limited space.
But there was nothing like the smile on my Mom’s face when the new Seasonal wreath appeared for her door, or a tiny Christmas tree which I decorated in all of her favorite colors was revealed!
The tiny tree was a gift from my friend Barbara – who’s husband had died. Barbara understands the kindness of little things to delight, and the space restraints in these times of transition. Continue reading