Yeah, it has been an exciting year, and there had been many firsts. This year I got married and now living with Dennis and his family. This year, I have so much to be thankful for, and this entire blog would be filled if I were to enumerate them.
Yesterday was my father’s 61st birthday and so we had lunch there. Of course, our entire Lo family joined us, along with Ptr. Dave, Gervilyn, and the kids. Then in the evening, we went to church, where my in-laws had a presentation. It was wonderful evening, filled with fun, great food, and a good show. But more importantly, it was a night of fellowship between families. When I talked with our godmother, Ms. Esther Jane Uy, she said she is so happy to see families coming together and enjoying and having fun. Indeed, Christmas is really for fellowship.
This year, Dennis and I received so many gifts. Food, money, clothes, cards, meaninful letters, other stuff. We are a double force now, and so, blessings have doubled, too. Praise God for His mercies. We thank the Lord for family and friends who remembered us and who are willing to share their blessings to us, not only during Christmastime but the whole year through. We also thank those who continue to lift us up in prayer, especially in the area of my husband’s work and ministry in TCF.
Two of our godmothers gave us some money for Christmas and we will be able to have our wedding album printed–hehe finally! Hopefully if I have time, I will be able to share the album pages here. 🙂 hehehe
Anyway, about my parents, I am glad that we were able to spend lunch and some time during the night with them. You see, this year, my parents suddenly found themselves with an empty next. I got married in May and my brother moved to Manila in November. And since he is new on the job, he can’t come home for Christmas. At least he has my uncle, Tito Nene, in Manila so he has family there. But well, this is the first time that he is away from home for Christmas, so it is quite sad at opposite ends. At least my mother was busy yesterday, cooking for lunch and for the dinner of the church’s children’s choir, so she had no time to be melancholic. hehehe
Thank God for His grace that has been abundant to my families. May your Christmas be filled with love, peace, and joy. Let us remember that giving doesn’t stop here, it continues the whole year through. God bless us all! 🙂
From the Lo family (Joey, Maricar, and EJ included) to yours — Merry, merry Christmas and a peaceful, joyful, and love-filled New Year!
Mama & Papa’s group, which won first prize for their Ilonggo version of Christmas in our Hearts….