Wednesday, December 25, 2013

What I Did On Christmas Day!

I woke up late on the Day of Christmas. My wife and I had nothing to spend a night before Christmas Day. Most of our children were not at home. Some  of them were working abroad, had a family of their own. Those who stay with us are our youngest daughter and our grandson, Bryan.

Together with my grandchildren at opening of lights in public plaza
Together with my grandchildren in opening of lights
I was preoccupied doing my routine every night like updating my activities in the social media and also updating some of my blogs for the current events, among others. I slept almost past one in the morning of the following day.

On Christmas Day, while I was still in bed, I overhead some noise from our visitor's lounge (sala). Since they could be seen from my room, I craned and saw Bryan sitting on the couch, doing something on my laptop, while my daughter was resting at the nearby upholstered chair. I couldn't find my wife out there.

I got up hurriedly to find her. For it is Christmas Day, I should have greeted her. I searched the kitchen. She was not there. I asked Bryan and Geeree. They hadn't noticed her presence and even her whereabouts. I was a bit worried

Joyous Christmas

I tried her garden and I found her there, tending some sorts of her favorite orchids. She noticed me while approaching her. She jokingly reminded me that I hadn't greeted her since it is already Christmas Day. I chuckled, grabbed her and threw her a big, warm embrace and greeted her: "Merry Christmas" She hugged me back. And we laughed together still embracing each other.

Hugging each other on Christmas Day
Hugging each other on Christmas Day

I didn't notice that our youngest daughter was observing us inside the house. She took her cellphone and took our picture while we were hugging each other and laughing out loud.

We are already 62 years old, but yet we are seem young at heart and we always keep our married life fresh as ever. I have nothing material gift to give her, nor she has too. The contentment of our heart, the joyous morning we have had, and the big, warm hug we receive from each other is more then enough of a gift we could offer each other.

The good health that we maintain, the food that we regulate to eat, the spirituality that we always nurture and keep it alive not only every Sunday, but in everyday we do, we work, we play, we sing are the blessings that we are thanking the Lord.

We do have misunderstanding, misgivings for we are only human. But we are always ready to reconcile and mend our shortcomings to start anew for a better way of life. This is the joyous Christmas Day we have had, which a money couldn't buy.


  1. Let's thank to our Lord that our lives will continue as years went by. Love each other and Merry Christmas!

  2. Merry Christmas Sir Gil and I am glad to see that you had a great Christmas Day. Wishing you the love and blessings today and in the next year :D

  3. I really admire your love for each other since you still have the same passion for it over the years. Merry Christmas Sir Gil.

    1. I think the love of you and your life has also been the one that inspired the life of your kids to grow up into good adults.

  4. Christmas is indeed a time for family. Merry Christmas!

  5. Naks naman ang sweet, natunaw ako! Hahaha Christmas is about spending time with family rin as much as it's a celebration of Christ's birth.

  6. How young is your youngest daughter? In a time of selfies and instant sharing of pictures, if I were her, I would also take your photo and share it to the world. :)

  7. sir, belated Merry Christmas muna. We shared the same boat pala. Last Christmas day me and my wife had busied ourselves tending our small backyard garden, since just like you, our children have their own families and ionly my youngest son is with us lang. Tumatanda na ata tayo Sir. lol

  8. Aw you seem to have a very loving family and that's good. Keeping the marriage fresh and exciting is essential in a marriage's success. :)

  9. nice photo of you together!! love to know that you both are still young and inlove!! mErry christmas sir gil! cheers to more coming years! we dont celebrate christmas but im happy to see people sharing the love.

  10. that's very sweet! its is to know that both of you are still and sharing all the love you can give to each other this christmas

  11. I've never seen a relationship as sweet as this one! Kilig to the bones naman to! haha! :D

  12. Whoah! That is so sweet. I hope to find someone like you that is still at his sweetest even if we're already old.

  13. You are both very blessed for having each other. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year too!

  14. How sweet! I'm a huge fan of yours. i hope my parents will be as sweet as the both of you when they reach your age :)

  15. Your grandchildren are so cute and adorable sir!. Wishing you and your family all the best in 2014.

  16. Happy New Year to you and your family, sir Gil!

  17. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family po. Ang sweet nyo naman :)

  18. I think its cute that both of you still have this "kilig" factor. I hope i can find someone that i can grow old with too. Your family is such an inspirition, Sir Gil. Happy Holidays to you and to your family! :)


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