I woke up early because Mom and Dad want to go to SM for additional grocery items. And since I’m still not done with my Christmas shopping, I agreed to join them.
At around 9am, I unintentionally opened my Gmail. To my surprise, I saw a mail with a subject, “Congratulations!” It was from Rasheeda, Managing Principal of Butler Search Group. I really can’t explain what I felt that moment.
God is great! He knew what my heart wants. I’ve been really praying hard for that, and I am more than grateful that He gave that gift to me in the moment I least expect it.
I read the email twice or thrice before I told Mom and Dad about it. I wanted to be sure that it’s true and I’m not dreaming. Haha. Mom’s very happy upon hearing the news. She even said that she was also praying for that.
We managed to complete the Misa de Gallo. Two realizations hit me when I heard the good news. That is, how powerful prayer is and how faith can move everything.
I don’t know if completing the Misa de Gallo has really something to do with this, but there’s a belief that if you wish for something and you were able to complete the Simbang Gabi, your wish will be granted. As for me and the fam, it worked and it always works. This is not the only time that my wish was granted, it happens every year.
That calls for a celebration, right? I treated the fam for lunch at Flavours of China! The food was superb. We all got so full.
Mom and Tita Lola went to the supermarket while Dad, Pia, and I went to PC outlets to canvass for laptop. Now, Dad and I are both confused of getting a Mac or the HP i7 or a Sony Vaio. Shortly after, Pia and I went to department store to complete our list of presents.
We attended the Mass at 830 and had a sumptuous Noche Buena.
I almost forgot to take pictures because I was busy multitasking—runner, cook, and driver. Yes, on a Christmas day. We got bulk of visitors who I personally don’t know. Then, other relatives. Our house was jam packed!
I was also asked to fetch up some relatives. And there’s traffic. Yes, on a Christmas day!
At around 4pm, I drove all the way to Laguna to spend Christmas with the Rufino’s. I tag Moochy along. It’s his first time there and he’s extra lambing that night. He would not want me to get out of his sight.
I drove back to Cavite and rest. I spent most of the day sleeping. It was our street’s Christmas Party but I opted not to join because I know how dizzy I could get after joining the drinking spree.
It’s funny how our neighbors would go to our house and tell Mom how strong my sis is in drinking alcoholic beverages. She’s only 15 and she was able to knock down almost everyone including notorious men drinkers. They finished their session at around 6am and I couldn’t see any sign that she’s intoxicated. Mom would say to them, buti nga sa kanya hanggang umaga lang. Kung kay Mica kayo makipag-inom hanggang bukas pa kayo. They just don’t know, kaya ayoko na uminom dahil wala nang bisa ang agimat ko.
Good thing, I have cool parents. But of course, we know our limitations. They’re cool, but they perfectly know how to discipline us.
I’ll make a separate post about what happened this day, because this day is worth a space, really worth blogging.
I hope you guys all had a blast! 3 more days, and we’re off to another fun-filled long weekend! Hurray!