Saturday, December 11, 2010

Christmas Tree

In my husband's home town the city puts up an old fashioned cedar
tree each year for Christmas. When I first saw these trees
they were placed in the middle of the main street in down
town. Since then, for safety purposes, they have been
set up in a small park next to an old train car.The tree is nothing fancy, just tall with big lights.
When I was growing up we always went out to the
pasture and cut a cedar tree for Christmas and
when I see this big tree every year that is one
of the happy memories that comes to mind.
Something else I remember is when this truck driver asked
me to go for coffee with him. It was in December on the 11th
13 years ago....today. We worked in the same place and I
thought...yes, I'll go. We actually went for pizza and started
dating after that night. It would be the next week
when I went up to his hometown that I saw the
big lit up cedar tree in the middle of down town.
The truck driver and I have been married for
12 years now and I am glad I said yes to coffee!! So, when I see the big Christmas tree each year I think
of that first date we went on and how meeting
him has made my life better all the way around.
Another thing I will share is after we started
dating I was really worried about telling him I had
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I didn't know if
he would turn and run as my previous husband did
because of it or would he give us a chance?
I remember after telling him I had CFS and explaining
a little about it his first question was...is it catchy???
I told him I did not think so but was not really sure in
the long run. He said it was ok and didn't bother
him and we continued to date. Sometimes
now we laugh about the catchy part.....

5 comments:

  1. What a beautiful story and a wonderful image! I'm so glad you joined us. Be sure and come back next week when the theme is red!

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  2. Great photo, wonderful story!

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  3. A treat of a tree & a truly wonderful story!
    Happy Anniversary & thanks for sharing with us.

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  4. Lovely tree and story of how you and your husband met. Wonderful!

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