Dec 22, 2010

Christmas at home

I cannot remember how many Christmases spent away from home--that is, Philippines. There were so many "Simbang Gabi" or Night Mass missed and my tons of godchildren are now young adults that sometimes I don't know who's who.

Having my own family now made my Christmas a lot more different. The longing to be home during holiday season is more bearable . But I think what makes me yearn Christmas à la Philippine style is the way we welcome this very special occassion. Everyone is in a festive mood. Excited. Places are vibrating with energy. We are with familiar faces.

As I celebrate one more Christmas away from home, the usual feeling sets in but I don't want it to overwhelm me. I'm celebrating it with my own little family with the warm thoughts of home in my heart.

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che said...

merry xmas, mayet!

wishing you and your family a blessed chrismas!

between 7 and 9 said...

I'm usually missing my family when we're not together esp on holidays such as these as well. Still, it's the love and warmth of knowing that they're close to our hearts that gives us comfort at Christmas isn't it? Have a wonderful one!

lina@women's perspectives said...

I can imagine how hard to live far away from family in your home town...

But as you said, you already have your own, they are your home now :)

HaLoJiN said...

Merry Christmas Mayet1 Salamatpo sa pag dalaw lage ah.. Ngayon hindi ako nakaka attend ng simbang gabi talga

Helen Mary Labao said...

te mayet Merry Christmas po! wow, hindi rin ako nakasimbang gabi dito sa Philippines. sad.

Kim Know's said...

Hello! Merry Christmas to you and to your family. :)

anney said...

I'm sure sobrang na mi miss mo mga mahal sa buhay mo na nasa pinas at ganun din sila sayo. Babati na nga pala ako ng Merry Christmas at super busy na sa mga susunod na araw! God Bless!