Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas

It’s been few days since the last time I wrote on my blog. I have been busy with holiday shopping, spending time with family and just making the best of the 2018 Christmas Holiday celebration.

Today, I woke up at 0600 to read the Christmas story with my parents, open gifts and take few pictures for our album which are part of my family’s Christmas tradition. I am happy that I am blessed to have an amazing family that loves me dearly. And I am a little sad that my boyfriend is not with me. Just a little empty that’s all.

My boyfriend is back in the city with his siblings and their families. Doing their own christmas traditions as well. I get to see him later this evening when I head back to my apartment from the lake house.

Meanwhile, my parents have been staying at our lake house (1.5 hours away from the city) for few weeks now since my dad got his ankle surgery. He is recuperating from work and enjoying his early Christmas vacation.

It’s been a challenge for me to see my parents often because I have to make the drive far out of the city to see them, but nevertheless, I make it happen to spend time with them.


This year went by in a blink of an eye. The beginning of the year did not start off good for me due to the break-up with my ex-boyfriend but halfway through the year, I met my boyfriend and everything else was history…sort of.

I was in the dating market for months. Met a handful of “good men” with good perspective but no one ever made me felt like he was the one I was meant to be. None. I continued with my dating life mainly due to loneliness and how loneliness gets the best of my thoughts and made me sad.

Then I stopped dating, and focused on myself. I got tired of wasting my time dating aimlessly.

Focused on self-love. Focused my time and energy with my family and friends. Making meaningful memories with them.

God heard my prayer.

I was patient and waited until I was ready to love again, and then God worked His mysterious ways!

When I thought it would be a challenge to meet another guy who would fully accept me as I am without exchanges, but composed of pure love and trust, I was mistaken. God answered my prayers and introduced my boyfriend and I in an interesting way (but very common to mid-20’s dating life *hints!) He is my Christmas gift whom I am happy to call mine and maybe my future as well (let’s see what future holds for me!)

Let your hope be joyful, be patient in your troubles, and pray at all times.

-Romans12:12

I waited patiently for the Lord’s help; then he listened to me and heard my cry.

-Psalm 40:1

God works in mysterious ways. I am glad to have him as my anchor. The only constant one in my life.

This year, this Christmas I did not asked gifts from my parents or from my boyfriend. I am already blessed. I couldn’t ask for more in my life. I am content and very happy.

Those little worries/monsters of memories that circling in my head that’s making myself doubt about my relationship and my happiness are minimized. I will never let those useless thoughts ruin the good things that I have in my life. God is watching over my life and He’s making sure I am well taken care of.

This Christmas, I am happy. I decided to take control of my life with the guidance of God.

Never inhibit yourself to be happy because one thing didn’t work out as you planned it to be. Even the little things you have in your life is more compared to a lot of people who have lesser, lesser things in life to be optimistic about.

Have a Merry Christmas with your family, friends, and with your significant other. Have a thankful and grateful heart. Be joyful. Smile. Smile until you can feel it in your heart that you’re genuinely happy.

Everyone deserves a Merry Christmas!!!