I cannot believe we have one more week to go and it is Christmas time. Time flies indeed. This will be my first time after so many years that I will be spending my Christmas with family and also, this will be my first Christmas with Jenny’s Serendipity blog as well so this post is dedicated to my family, friends and to all my visitors and followers who have stopped by, commented, liked and followed my blog.
I wish everybody a “Merry Blessed Christmas!”
Wrote this special Christmas poem from me to you and a funny Christmas video for your entertainment.
Source Photo: american-buddha.com
Christmas is filled with special joys
Time spent with love ones and to those closes to us
Gifts for the young and the old
Food so merry
Talks of the past merriment’s
Contemplating our blessings from up above
Memories so dear we hold through our hearts
Joys of a family Christmas gathering
A Family Reunion is a time to reminisce the past, a time for fun, a time to rejoice, and a time to share old and new stories and lastly, make reconnections.
It is a time to get together in the faces all around us and find images of ourselves in hearts both new and old. A family reunion takes place on a specified day each year for the purpose of keeping an extended family closer together that strengthens the bond for family and reminds us of the gift of belonging. This is a chance to share our history. Also, it is a reason to celebrate our past and time to welcome our future as a family.
“One united family!”
A Father’s Love
A father is respected because
he gives his children leadership…
he gives his children care…
he gives his children time…
he gives his children the one thing
they treasure most – himself.
Visiting the Past
This trip I made in the province is also a pilgrimage to visit family and acknowledged the past that shaped my existence. Going back and walking through changed landscapes made me feel very nostalgic. Since my grandmother’s death in 2000, the villa in Villa Conception remained empty for the most part. When I entered, I can feel my childhood all over again. Me playing with my siblings and cousins while my grandmother, parents, uncles and aunties are watching and laughing over us. I felt like I traveled in time. The walk I made today will remind me of those I left in the past, those who often surface in my memories and those who still haunt my spirit. One cannot go home again but one can touch basis with the past landscapes to better understand of who you become. However, one cannot live in the past with all the pains, joys and sorrows since this can only create pain and regret. But it is very important to accept the past and appreciate all the glories and memories that came along with it. In return, this will help us be a better person and continue to shape our future. Happy memories in that place!
Blessed is the servant who loves his brother
as much when he is sick and useless
as when he is well and can be of service to him.
And blessed is he who loves his brother
as well when he is a far off as when he is by his side,
and who would say nothing behind his back he might not, in love, say before his face.
-St Francis of Assisi
Source of Picture: Ali Zain Shah
your sweet voice haunts my mind.
I see your face in my dreams at night,
Your visit is always sweet and kind.
Although you are not with us at this time
I feel your energy; A warmth like sunshine.
I remember how you gave your motherly advice
And your casual conversation was always nice.
Sometimes I feel lost without being able to tell you
Hello or Goodbye.
I feel like there’s nothing left to do but cry.
But I know you would want me to stay strong
I dry my tears and fight to move on.
But still missing you;
Reality creeps in and I think of good times
We miss you but we have to go on with our lives;
I get lonely knowing we will forever be apart
But your memory lives on and will always be in our hearts.
Poem by LaTisha Gaylor
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.
Miss you Mama and Papa!
Enjoying my day with 3 of my nieces in Camsur Watersports Complex. Not too far away from my home, only about 20 minutes. The prices are pretty reasonable, for P150 (about $5.00) one can go swimming in the complex. I tried wake-boarding last year but this time, opted out of it. The kids just decided to go swimming instead.
Fun day with my fambam………..