We put our Christmas tree up last Sunday. It was a melancholy day for me. Eventually , with the Christmas Carols playing and lots of help from Heidi and Lexi, every thing was all in its place and looking so Christmasy and pretty. I take down most of my every day ornaments and pack them away for Christmas so there is less clutter. But there is one thing I have had on my side table since May, Kayla's Angel. It was a gift from my Aunty Gail and Uncle Larry to commemorate that special, but too short life. She is not getting packed away. I put the angel on a little table between the fireplace and the tree . The kids left the room, eager to get on to their next adventure, and I stood there alone with the angel and tears streaming down my face. I feel Kayla so close and I know she is at peace, But I miss her so badly.