MOTHERING ONE DAY AT A TIME
(on the daily: unwashed hair, ratty old t-shirt, no trace of make-up. this is what full-time motherhood does to a career-woman in a different life.)
Sunday, December 28, 2008
1998 was the last year vancouver had a white christmas. it is a beautiful site to behold when you look out at christmas morn and you see nothing but white outside. i've always been very thankful that my parents have decided to uproot us to canada or we never would've had the chance to experience so many other aspects of life that needless to say, we never would have come across if we stayed in manila.
as i sit with a mug of hot chocolate looking out my parents window at the white scene in front of me and the silver and gold of the tree ornaments glittering in the corner of my eye, i ponder the life i would've led if we called manila home still.
would i be married now? on the family way? working a secured job? happy with my life? would i have two dogs and two cars? would i have the great friends i have today? then i realize, that Christmas is not a time for pondering these things but a time to be thankful for all that i have.
and i have so much to be thankful for. so much more than i can even possibly think of.
so i bow my head and closed my eyes in a silent prayer of thanks to Him who has blessed me with so much.
and on a side note...
Wishing all of you and your families theMerriest of Christmas