CHRISTMAS is all about love,
Family and children.
It does not matter what we eat
or what present we got
As long as the holidays
Spent with loved ones.
The year 2020 has not been good for the majority of us, full of challenges and uncertainty, but we should look back with gratitude and look forward with hope. Despite of, Christmas, can never be cancelled! It is the most special time of the year; time to celebrate with the family.
Our Christmas was very simple though meaningful, we had an amazing chance to attend the last day of 9-day “Simbang Gabi” (Night Masses) on Christmas Eve with the family. Honestly, we have not been going to church for almost 10 months due to this Covid 19 because the church was complying also with all the health protocols and Diocesian guidelines. So, on one hand, I couldn’t take my daughter with me to go to our church as per church guidelines. But on the 24th of December, everything’s went well. Though, there were strict guidelines to follow and there were ministers kept reminding us to observe physical/social distancing. Many devotees were attending (but manageable) for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, only 3 persons were allowed per church pew. Prior to the Evening Mass, we had our dinner with my brother’s house and we had a simple Noche Buena after.
We only had two traditional Filipino food on Christmas Eve, pancit palabok and bibingka. What’s the most important, we were complete, happy and healthy.
Meanwhile, my husband and I agreed that night (Christmas eve) to push through the plan we had a few weeks ago to cook a lunch on Christmas Day for our family, relatives near with us. We wanted to share the blessings that we had received this 2020. We are so much blessed for giving us our daughter; comfort, joy, love and peace as to be grateful and thankful for. Also, we wanted kids to know the importance of the family as it is the main pillar of support and love; and by this gathering it further shape a family’ s identity.
It has been just a simple gathering with our loved ones, but we put an extra effort because we were both not a good cook to prepare a lunch for them.😀
Lastly, we only had Home Made Oreo and Mango Graham ice cream from a friend for our desert.
The only photo I could share during our lunch, some were not comfortable with the camera, I hope I could show them on my future posts.
That was our Christmas Celebration, simple yet meaningful and special.