My husband is obsessed with Christmas lights. If it were up to him, our house would be on Richmond’s famous Tacky House Tour each and every year and maybe even resemble the Griswold’s house in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. Around this time of year, it becomes my job to keep his madness under somewhat control so that our house looks classy, not tacky, and our electric bill doesn’t go through the roof!
This morning, Operation Christmas Lights was underway! I know, I know – it’s not even Thanksgiving, right??
Well, his reason for beginning Operation Christmas Lights this soon was because we will be out of town for Thanksgiving. Understandably, Kevin wanted to put them all up before we left town so we wouldn’t have to worry about it when we got back.
So, I mowed the front yard while Kevin spent his morning on a ladder putting lights up along our roof line. I have to admit it was sort of fun watching him get so into it, although it was not so fun watching him fall off the ladder. Yes, my blog friends, he fell off the ladder!! Praise the Lord he didn’t hurt himself!
I was so frustrated after that, I almost called off Operation Christmas Lights altogether! Yeah, I know, what am I thinking? There’s no stopping my husband when he gets puts his mind to something. I did suggest that next year we get one of those harnesses like you use when climbing the rock walls. I can hold the rope while he’s up on the roof in case he slips again.
In all seriousness though, I’m glad Kevin is so into the lights and decorations this year. I know that the decorations are not at all what this season is about, but this year is different. This Thanksgiving and Christmas season we don’t have our precious son with us, and I find myself already beginning to get sad. I know that Christmas lights in and of themselves will not ease the heartache of not having him here, but the lights represent hope for me.
Jesus is the light of the world, right?
So why not let my husband go crazy filling our yard and bushes with lights?
What an awesome reminder they will be of WHO gives me hope and WHO will give me joy in the midst of the sadness this holiday season.
Once everything is complete, I’ll be sure to post a picture for you. 🙂