This is probably one of the best years I've had since I came back in 2008. My world has expanded quite a bit from my virtual world through blogging to my work place and my mom's group in our neighborhood. I met the finest people in both worlds.
As I leafed through the different chapters of my life, I saw how God worked on many areas I've grown comfortable with.
Should I say I was lucky to watch a movie adapted from Elizabeth Gilbert's masterpiece,
Eat Pray Love just before the year ended?
I led this kind of sabbatical period for ten years...
and I realized that it's something I could reflect about each time I wish to have a reality check on my
zest for life!
December's probably the best month especially after my October hibernation.
I used to ask,
" How could two people who were so in love not end up happily ever after?"
Piano piano my eyes were opened...
I ceased holding tightly...
I took my drawing pens through Roy's invitation to illustrate for his Christmas book. It paved the way for me to search things in another direction...
2011 has highlighted two issues of our journal (that means busy April and October preparation). It also took me away from the net for awhile and figure things out in the real world.
My sister's presence for the holidays brought a unique touch to our, otherwise, traditional Christmas celebrations.
We prepared chicken with herbs, pasta with meatballs and blueberry cheesecake.
Belle had her share of the dessert by preparing fruit salad with graham biscuits.
We had our make overs for Christmas day...
and we finally had our family picture taken after so many years.
We've been through thick and thin together...
It isn't perfect but
all I can say is
a family is a family is a family.
We were also blessed with a new niece this month...
|photo of Rhea and Jaspreet by Michelle Tandoc-Alamil|
One of the best features of this year is having the children gathered every Saturday afternoons for catechism.
I truly wish more for them... so I hope the generous ones would open their hearts to these kids.
I'm not really fond of attending parties but last 18th of December, we were included in SAMAKA's party.
|Angel, Araceli and Mitzi|
|with Mama Rosie, SAMAKA President|