Dec 25, 2010

Daily thoughts - Happy Holidays!

I was looking forward to this Christmas last year. I was planning to really be home and have plenty of gifts for everyone. I was hoping that I would celebrate it with my family, especially my Dad. I was excited for my husband to experience the holidays in my country.

Unfortunately, things did not turn out the way I wanted it to. Two deaths in the family have made it impossible for me and my husband to be together this year. He had to go home to attend a funeral, and I had to stay here to attend my Dad's funeral. I also decided that I have to maximize my stay here in the country since it would be a few years before I can come home again. It will take some time for me to get settled overseas and while Im here, I prefer to spend as much quality time with my family.

I miss my Dad and the holidays when he was around. I didnt expect that 2006 would be the last
Christmas I would ever spend with him. If I did, I would have given him anything he asked for (that my money can buy). But life is like that. YOu wont really know. Thats why its always ideal to give your best to the people you love.

My Christmas may not be perfect like I planned and hoped it would be, but there are things to be grateful for. I am blessed to have a wonderful husband waiting for me. I am happy also to celebrate the holidays with my 3 nephews and niece. And I thank God for the internet! free gmail calls in the US! phonelines are congested right now but at least I get to greet my friends and family a Merry Christmas.

Here is a song for the people I cant share Christmas with right now. Mushy but oh so apt.

Merry Christmas Everyone!
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  1. That's a very touching blog post. Things will be better next year!

  2. and it was a great Christmas indeed a year after!


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