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Sunday, December 24, 2006

Tuloy pa rin ang Pasko

In a little while, we are already going to be busy with our preparation of our Noche Buena (Christmas Midnight meal). We will have a get together celebration comes midnight but not all family members will be around to celebrate with us.

The past days…weeks…months… year have not been so good for many Filipinos (and other people for that matter). Many have been affected by the super typhoons, majority are in financial crisis, many families have a loved one that could not physically celebrate Christmas with them, some even have to work this season, many have experienced sickness and even death in their families. And still some have been so engrossed with the material side of Christmas that they have forgotten the real essence of it!

Despite difficulties, despite any circumstance. Christmas will go on if we want to…

It is a remembrance of Christ's birth…
a remembrance that He is always in our midst…
and an anticipation of His second coming so His people could all finally share in his everlasting JOY!

Our family Noche Buena has always been simple affair but the sense of family is always there. We remember in our celebration, family members who are not with us and of course, we remember Christ's birth and presence. For so many years our family have been starting our celebration with a prayer and a song. We have a birthday cake and sing "Happy birthday Jesus" as the kids proxy Jesus in blowing the candles! :-)) (ahh they all want to blow the candle, so oftentimes we light it up a lot of times so all have their turn)…

This time I think we should also add Apo Hiking's Christmas song to our celebration... "Tuloy pa rin ang Pasko"...Hmmm… I think I better start teaching the lyrics and melodies to the kids!!!

Merry Christmas to all of us!!!

Hmmm... it may not be as merry as we want to but remember that there's happiness if there is LOVE, and Christ is the greatest expression of love there is!
So...

HAPPY CHRISTmas to all of us!!!

2 Comments:

Anonymous rolly said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

More wealth and good health this coming year.

Thank you so much.

11:50 PM  
Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Wishing you the best for 2007, Beth!

7:57 AM  

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