I didn't receive a lot of gifts this Christmas. Not that I'm complaining. My family and friends actually know that I'm easy to please when it comes to present. Just visit me at home, or call me, or meet me over a cup of coffee. That's it, because I consider giving time to someone is already a gift in itself (pang Ms. Universe na sagot, hehehe!).
This gift is the most unexpected gift. It's actually more of a pamana because this is a collection of my Aunt Linda. This Madonna and Child is done by an Italian artist; 99th of only 100 pieces. I feel so loved and special to be entrusted with this piece. We placed it where it will welcome our families, friends and guests as they enter our home.
Although I told my husband and kids not to buy me anything, they still made an effort to get something for me.
Rafael didn't give me a gift but I appreciate that he does not get cranky lately and that he kisses before going out and upon coming home without being reminded anymore. Sya din ang taga karga ng mga pinamili ko, taga walis ng bahay at iba pa. In short, dahil wala syang regalo, sya ang aking alipin sa buong Pasko. (Joke lang, hehehe!) Love and service daw ang Christmas gifts nya sa akin.
"Every gift which is given, even though is be small,
is in reality great, if it is given with affection."