Dec 11, 2009

Our Christmas Tree

So my relief society president is the most inspired woman I have ever met. She and my Bishop's wife have done more for me these last few weeks then anyone deserves in their lives, but what she did last night tops them all.

Let's start from the beginning. Dave's most favorite thing in this world is Charlie Brown Christmas. We didn't have money for a Christmas tree this year, so I just put presents in the front room. Dave listens to the music, watches the movie, has a pair of boxers, a shirt, a book, and on and on and on of Charlie Brown. We also decided we were just going to exchange stockings this year and I found him a Charlie Brown stocking.

Wendy (my Relief Society President) shows up at my house last night for a visit which I was in such a great need of. She has no idea how much it meant to me. I have been stuck in my house sick for the last 6 months, so any visits are the greatest things in the world! On top of that she asked me if I had a Christmas tree. With tears in my eyes I said no because we just can't afford one this year. She then pulls out a present for me......

I open it and what is it?! A Charlie Brown Christmas Tree and the Charlie Brown Christmas movie. I can't explain to you the expression on Dave's face, and what it meant to both of us. We have talked about getting one for so long but just haven't been able to afford one, so finally after such an inspiring moment, Dave and I have our very first Christmas Tree. Not only that, but it is the best Christmas Tree we could have ever received. I don't think we will ever need another Christmas Tree again.

That little tree and that red ornament means more to Dave and I then Wendy will ever understand and I am so thankful to my Heavenly Father for sending me little angels here on earth that truly fulfill their callings. I love you Wendy. I couldn't ask for a better mom away from my mom.

Laurie (the new Bishop's wife) and Wendy are the 2 most amazing ladies I have ever met. They love me and treat me like I am their own daughter. They take such good care of me and love me so much and I feel their love, kindness, support, and friendship, and they will never understand what that means to me! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, for all you do and for giving Dave and I the best Christmas present we could ever receive.