I don’t remember ever posting about what happened to me over a Christmas holiday break but there’s always a first time. I know I have a tendency to write a long post but I’m trying to preserve memories here.
It was a quick 2-week break for all of three of us. No work and no school. I wasn’t in the mood for all the Christmas hoopla because I was still stressed with our moving. It was only when I finally brought out the decors and shopped for Christmas gifts that I felt it’s really Christmas. Shopping certainly has its benefits, eh? LOL.
I brought out the old Christmas decors only on the 16th of December. No, I wasn’t following the Simbang Gabi sked but it was only then that I had the energy to tackle last year’s mess. It took me one night to put some Christmas touch in our new home. Not much. We still have no big Christmas tree. Just this old tree previously owned by my husband’s lola. We’ve had it since Noah was a year old. I’m sentimental like that. It’s more special this year because Noah decorated the tree himself. It still sits on top of the bar counter.
December started with the three of us attending a birthday party. The party set me in the mood alright because I had to shop for gifts. Browsing through the stores certainly got me excited–thanks to the Christmas decors and songs being played.
Notice that we didn’t do anything grand. We didn’t even get to see the light show at the Ayala Triangle. (Second year in a row we missed it.) We planned on traveling to celebrate the boys’ birthdays but we decided to postpone it because of our BIG MOVE. We spent a lot of time sleeping in (oh how i missed waking up late!) and just chilling at home. That may be boring for some because we’re always at home being Work-At-Home-Parents but we wanted to enjoy our new place.
I didn’t dare open the rest of the boxes unopened. I didn’t fix the house. I didn’t declutter. I just wanted to rest and enjoy the holiday with my boys without having to think about anything. It was PURE JOY, PURE QUALITY TIME.
The only thing I regret is that we don’t have a proper photo of the three of us. Nothing. Not one. Nothing to prove that Christmas 2013 was special. Only memories.
” I have asked one thing from the Lord— it’s all I seek: to live in the Lord’s house all the days of my life; seeing the Lord’s beauty and constantly adoring his temple.”