Wow, its another year for us to celebrate Thanksgiving again. It’s really one of the most exciting days for us to celebrate. We are so thankful to God of all the blessings He had given us for the whole year. I’m so happy to have my family in good health. I know that we lost some love ones this year. But all in all God is good.
I decided to decorate the house early for Christmas this year. I started decorating like around the middle of November. I decided to decorate the whole house instead of just the Christmas tree only. It was fun for the kids helping me out putting the decors. I am still trying to finish up putting up my Dickens Village which is almost done. I am just trying to change the bulbs of the houses and putting the snow, then I’m done. My wreaths are all up, one on our living room the big one and one on our entrance door. My Santa pictures are up on the wall already and the Santa throw was already put on our living room couch.The monks were up too on the chicken hutch. Hmm, guess we are just waiting now for the party.
It was fun showing it to our maid all the decor though. It was her first time seeing lots of decor and with some story with some of my decorations. It is also her first time getting gifts. So its really going to be fun. She’s really amazed of the stockings that we have put near our tree, since we don’t have fireplace here. It really is amazing seeing her face when my niece Nicole told her that Santa will come here in the middle of the night on Christmas Eve. She asked me then if its true. Hey, what can I say when my 7 year old niece right in front of me. Big SIGH and SMILE… lol…
It’s going to be a good Thanksgiving. A lot to be thankful for from God for: Having good and loving family and stays in good health all throughout the year. Having friends and meeting new friends and distant relatives here on LIP/Facebook and our other sites. Also our LIP drive keeps growing and stronger.
It’s going to be a good and busy Christmas too. We are looking forward already for our LIP drive. Pretty soon we will prepare the stuff for the poor. Now I am starting to feel the spirit of Christmas. We really are excited to give to our less fortunate people here. Thanks to you guys for your help, at least we can make some people happy during the holidays. It’s really a good feeling to give. I thank you all for helping our less fortunate people here. It’s really highly appreciated by us and those poor people. God will shower more blessings to you and your family. If you can help bring a smile to a poor Filipino family this year, why don’t you consider making a donation, big or small, to our LiP drive by using the “donate” button at the left. All donations will go 100% toward giving food and gifts to poor families here in Mindanao. We appreciate all assistance on this.
HAPPY GOBBLE, GOBBLE DAY EVERYONE! GOD BLESS!
Feyma Martin is a Columnist here on the Live in the Philippines Web Magazine, she is the wife of site Publisher, Bob Martin. Feyma is originally from the Philippines, but went to the USA for 10 years after marrying Bob in 1990. Bob & Feyma moved to the Philippines to live permanently in 2000.