Going To Be Fun
Would you believe that this Christmas is my first? Of course not, right? 🙂
But actually for my wife, for my 3-year old son and for myself, this is going to be our first Christmas together – as one happy family.
For the past 2 years, every Christmas, we as parents ended up teary-eyed, trying to comfort each other, trying to be happy despite the distance we have from our little precious one whom we missed every second of the day then. 🙂 During Noche Buena, we are thankful that we managed to slice and savor the good taste of that juicylicious and yummylicious Philippine-made ham which we can buy from a Filipino section in selected grocery stores in Dubai. That’s probably because we know that our son is well taken care of by his grannies back home – that was our only comfort of which we are so grateful.
Being the head of the family, I now feel the importance of being together with your dearests. I can now feel that kind of immense feeling of a father that no superlatives can describe. The joy in celebrating this meaningful occasion for us Christians with your family.
Just a few days ago, we started doing this traditional Christmas activity in the family. My wife and I have secretly bought some toys and booklets, which we put inside the mistletoe hanging by the bed of our son, as a surprise treat for him when he wakes up. What a joy indeed to see our son with his beaming face, excited everyday to check the mistletoe. It is real happiness, not just for our son but for us three.
Days from now also, the 3 of us will be attending Christmas parties which my wife and I passed up on doing years back.
So many bad and good things happened and year 2012 will come to an end. Some even say that it’s going to be the end of the world. But with all these, in Arabic word I will say keliweli or kaliwali (meaning, don’t bother), because what’s on my mind today is to celebrate with my family our first ever celebration of Christmas day.
Merry Christmas everyone!