Year 2020 Christmas Season was I can say that it is one of the books because it was an unusual celebration where you feel the uncertainty due to the pandemic that is happening around the world.
For our family, unfortunately we were not able to spend the season with our parents, siblings, families and friends in the province that we used to. Exactly a year ago when we had an unforgettable celebration of Christmas in our farm. Where, our father butchered chicken and ducks, prepared smoked homemade chorizo, vegetables and fruits, made ricewine just for us. We enjoyed our lunch by eating using banana leaves as plates with no spoons and forks. In short, 'boodle fight' way of eating.
A lot of moments and experiences that were the highlights of our vacation last year. Like, attending engagements and weddings or 'hamul' as we call it.
Who would have thought that year 2020 was the year were pandemic strikes. Maybe, the Providence allowed us to enjoy the most our 2019 because something unusual will happen the next year. Well, it was a thought really that comes up my mind thinking about what is happening now.
However, even if the world is in crisis, my family still celebrated the Christmas season with a bang. Because, there are reasons we should and be grateful for despite the pandemic. We gathered with our families who are nearby and we had simple celebration and giving presents to our kids.
Looking back, amid this risis we are still facing, my family is still grateful for all the blessings that we receive whether big or small. We thank the Lord for all His graces, blessings, from keeping us safe and stay grounded.
Lastly, we may still be suffering from the pandemic, let us all unite in prayer that this 2021 will be a great year for all of us. That those who are struggling will become steadfast and be healed. Let us always be vigilant at all times and follow strict health protocols adamantly so we could fight this pandemic.
We heal as one. 🙏