|Pink hair and P-noy|
|All-silver tree and vase|
There was that one Christmas when I prevailed upon my sister Aie to stay for dinner. This year, she is celebrating Christmas in Australia with my brother Earl and family.
One househelp went home; Ate Vi, who's been a part of our family for over 30 years never leaves, not on Christmas. That brought down the count to five: Tony, the two boys, Ate Vi, and me.
|Just the right size and color|
Earlier that evening, we attended the solemn Christmas service, where we were reminded that "Peace on Earth" means, peace in a human heart where Jesus reigns, and peace to all mankind when He comes again.
Around the table, we thanked God for His bounty, blessings, and birth to give us hope to enjoy life everlasting.
All the gifts I received were exactly what I would splurge on if I didn't scrimp on myself: a music CD of Rod Stewart and Susan Boyle from Tony, an NIV version of the Chronological Bible from JC (with his letter challenging me to finish it!). JR said he is giving me the chance to choose my own gift after Christmas when everything goes on sale. I got a bagful of goodies from friends. And of course, readers of my books and blogs, like you, are gifts I receive all year round.
Yes, grace finds me all the time.
Here are some photos of that enchanting night when we, as a family, celebrated the greatest birth of all—when God made His Son a part of human history so mortals could have a chance to live in eternal peace.
|Show and Tell|
|Ate Vi's special time|
|Elvis is Alive, Best Lawyer Certificate, Champagne, and Ang Pao|