Thankful on Christmas Day 2016

Another Christmas in our life, my family is intact and we’re together. I am more than thankful because this year has been good for us. We probably have less worries than most Americans. Thank You, Lord! Another thing is that we are able to provide for our children not just their needs but also their wishes and wants especially for Christmas. We have more gifts for them this year than previous.

Though presents under the Christmas tree look great, nothing is more gorgeous than the family that opened them this morning. I saw the facial expressions, I captured themĀ all while they had fun!

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I Gathered My Family for Christmas Lunch

As always, in every occasion, there’s always just the four of us. Our Christmas day started out good. The big girl was all shocked and joyous when she saw all those wrapped presents under the tree. She really believed Santa came and dropped those for them.

At one o’clock, I gathered my family to sit down and shared our lunch together. The celebration was simple, no one said a thank You prayer but I did silently, in my heart and in my mind. I am thankful that despite of the distance I am separated from my Filipino family, yet God blessed me with my own family to celebrate His birthday with. I couldn’t be more thankful for the grace, joy, gift of marriage, love and unity that Christmas season brings.

Here’s a small feast I prepared for us. Unfortunately, both of our girls didn’t eat well. I wished they could have eaten half of what they put in their plate… it was just me and my husband who ate good… even though he is sick, he still showed appetite to the foods.

So, generally, that’s how we spent our Christmas. How was yours? Did you spend it with your family, relatives or friends? Tell me about it!

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My 30th Birthday

So time really does fly fast. I will be officially 30 tomorrow and I actually don’t think much about it. However, I am thankful to God for giving me another year of my life being healthy, alive and most of all diseases-free. Yes, it is hard to admit that I WILL BE 30 in a day because for me that sounds a bit too old. I don’t feel old though, lol.

Anyway, I don’t have plan or food to cook for my birthday. Just the thought of being with my family is good enough to celebrate my birthday. I am only praying one thing though, that since the crook roofers are going to meet our lawyer for a deposition, I am praying to God that something really really good will happen on my birthday. Please Jesus, you know what’s in my heart, hear my wishes and prayers! I entrust everything to You in Your precious name! AMEN!