Last year was the saddest Christmas for me so far. It was one day after Dad’s interment. We did not know how we would celebrate Christmas in such an emotional atmosphere. In fact, I thought I would not be able to continue blogging for a while. It was a good thing that I found inspiration to blog about Dad and I. Actually, I used to call him “Diddy” while our church friends call him “Tatay” (the Filipino word for father). By the way, this blog would also celebrate its first anniversary on January 2, 2010.
Anyway, this Christmas is lighter for us. We are still sad about Dad not being with us anymore but somehow, we are slowly recovering from the pain. We are looking forward to happier Christmases with Dad’s happy memories in our hearts. As he always sings his favorite Christmas songs, “White Christmas”, “Oh Holy Night” and “Himig Ng Pasko”. Besides, the reason for the season is the birthday of the King Lord Jesus. He is the reason why we all celebrate Christmas.
However, three families from our church has suffered from the same experience we have had last year. Each family lost a loved one within the Christmas week (from December 15 to 23). We are really sad for them.