Tuesday, January 3, 2012

As the Holidays Pass Away

Hi! Sorry I wasn't able to blog for the past few weeks(I've been really busy), so here's another one of my not so short, recaps.

Dec. 24, 2011
Today was Christmas Eve and Lolo Doc came today to celebrate our Noche Buena. Early in the the morning though, we enjoyed Christmas Eve with those who needed our love and ears to listen to their stories. We went to the Home of the Aged. Our experience giving clothes, food, and drinks to these homeless Lolos and Lolas really touched my heart as I imagined being abandoned by the people you love and not even celebrate the Happiest time of the year with them. I really felt their joy and happiness as they showed their talents though singing, dancing, and reciting poems. This one of those Christmas Eve's I'll never forget. 

 The day goes on, when at night the triplets (the twins and Bea) go to sleep, while me, Dad, and Happy enjoy as we sit , enjoy the  Christmas breeze, and watch "Nigella Christmas" to soothe our hungry stomachs. I help Mom wrap gifts at about 10 pm, and took a nap. I woke up at 5 am (not knowing I missed Noche Buena) with my room filled with Christmas wrapping paper and Christmas presents scattered in the floor.

Dec. 25, 2011 
"Merry Christmas Guys!" was the first thing I heard this morning and I ran downstairs to sort out my gifts and guess what they were. In 12 Days of Giveaways I got so far: Havaianas, tennis string, and a cute Accessorize cupcake set. But today I'm wondering what I'll get for the 12th day! So here's what I got:
1) A Magic Set
2) Automatic Bread Maker
3) Earphones
4) A cute Drawing Book
5) Owl Shirt
6) T-Shirt
7) Pants
8) A Popcorn Maker
9) $20
10) Pen Set
11) Paint Set (Which I got weeks before Christmas 
The hardest part though, is that you have to wait for each and every kid to open their gift first before you can open your gift! (Mom set the new rule)  

Dec 27. 2011

Today I received a gift that rewarded me for my humbleness.

The story happened like this, Tita Suzanne invited me and Happy to choose our Christmas gift in Rustans.
As we walked around Tiat Suzanne spotted a cute tin lunchbox, with an owl design in front of it. It was worth alot, and when she asked me If I wanted, I said "No" despite the fact that I really did like it. I really didn't want to take advantage of her money, so I decided to get acrylic paints and brushes that could probably found anywhere. I got home with regret and foolishness for my wrong doing, but mom comforted me and told be that she now knows how humble and good I am for thinking  of tita suzanne's money rather that myself.

Today I was rewarded by Mom when she gave me a pink paper bag where inside lay a cute bag with an owl print all over it! Mom told me that God gave her the right timing where the whole store was 50% off and that, that bag was the last one standing there.

God really does reward you with blessings when He thinks you need them.