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A Christmas Poem




For us who always want more

but care for less,

who dream of  a peaceful Christmas

but wrap our lives with pressure and distress;


For us who love people at a distance

but turn away when they draw near,

who delight in fickle comfort

and tremble at the slightest fear;


For us whose vacant eyes stare at idiot boards

that we mistake for faces and significant events,

For us who plunder giant malls and bargain stores

to scavenge for pleasure and fashionable scents;


For us, yes for us, Jesus was born,

the God whose words we cannot fail to miss:

“Come to me all you who labor and heavily burdened

And I will give you rest.

For my yoke is easy, and my burden light.”


From a Christmas card I received last year.

The cathartic experience of reading this poem lived on in my heart to this day.


Reason for the Season…


Her Child would change the world...

My husband will be flying back to Manila on the 20th of December to spend the holidays.  It will be our first Yuletide as husband and wife and, of course, with our little angel still bundled inside me.

Gahd… I haven’t seen him for the past 7 months.  I really miss (!!!!!!!!) him.

I need some prepping up to do. I guess my blog can be for starters (No, it’s not dandruff. That is snow you see. I finally learned how to turn it on in the Settings haha!).

And for sure many of us  are  already busy with Christmas parties left and right, the mile-long grocery list for the Noche Buena (Christmas Dinner), kilometer-long gift list, house to clean, what clothes to wear, etc…

My Christmas wish for us all – That we may NEVER forget the true reason for the season.