Brentwood man puts up award-winning Christmas display honoring wife in nearby nursing home
BRENTWOOD, Tenn. —
A Brentwood man honored his tradition by putting up his award-winning lights display while his wife is in nearby nursing home.
Driving in the Copperfield subdivision in the Nipper's Corner, it's hard to miss the display on Trotwood. The front and back of the home perfectly decorated by C.D. Wright with the help of two college boys and a high schooler this year.
His house is a beacon of Christmas joy, but his wife Amy isn't home to share in it.
"This was my wife's favorite table here," Wright said pointing to a table covered in Christmas figurines inside their home.
The couple has been married 56 years. Amy Wright has dementia, and this is her second Christmas in a nearby nursing home.
C. D. Wright said Amy also had a bad injury where she fell outside their home which knocked her unconscious. She lost her short term memory.
Wright visits his wife everyday and brings her favorites; a Wendy's Frosty, mandarin oranges and cashews. The couple has three children and six grandchildren and a love most of us dream about having.
"She's very loving," Wright said. "She never saw a stranger. She cared about other people. She loved the Lord. She still speaks of the Lord now not knowing probably what she's saying so she's just been an excellent. I could have never found a better wife in this life."
The Wrights have done the Christmas lights display for 25 years and won several awards including the highest honor of 1st place in the Davidson County Christmas Lights Contest three times. Wright said it takes 23 eighteen-amp circuits to power the display.
"It also keeps me busy, working and putting it up and everything fixed just right," Wright said. "That way I don't have time to sit and dwell on a lady that I have loved for 56 years. The hardest thing I ever had to do is come in this house by myself at night, but in this life we never know what the next day is going to bring us."
Wright said every night there are several people and families driving by his home to see the display. He said he's honored and grateful that people enjoy it.