Monday, November 30, 2009
We got a call and it turns out that Mike and Marissa, along with Ruby and Sadie, were visiting family in the Toronto area - they wanted to stop by and welcome us home. Joe had been putting up the tree, so it was a perfect time to have the star placed on top of the tree.
Ruby was having a wonderful time putting ornaments on the tree and for a while we thought we'd have to explain to people why the ornaments stopped about a third the way up the tree. But then Ruby began to eye the higher branches and she'd ask her dad or Joe to lift her up to place them just where she wanted them. She was very particular with where the ornaments went and had a surprisingly good eye - either that or there really isn't anywhere where an ornament doesn't look good.
But when it came to the top, I paused, we love our tree top star. It is very plain, no lights, no sparkle, and after years of searching this was the one that captured our hearts and our imaginations. I asked Ruby if she'd like to put it on top of the tree, she nodded. I explained that it was the most important decoration of all. She looked at it and them me like I was mad. After all she'd put on shiny bells, sparkling crowns, wacky pigs and a very plump penguin.
So, feeling that it was the right time, I told her about the star and how it lead to the discovery of a baby who would grow up to be the King of Kings.
She nodded and said, 'Like Cinderella.'
OK, well, it was a start.