Every year during Christmas Day we have our family prayer at home, its our traditional way to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Not that we are a holy perfect and perfect family but we are sinners. We are the imperfect family, we quarrel, we have our own problems, we don’t have same opinion and at some point we annoyed each other but we share our problems, give our thoughts and find solutions.
Asking God to help our family in our life journey, we asked for blessings, forgiveness and peace in our family and the world. We pray because we are sinners and we want God to be the center in our family. I believe Christmas is the day we reflect on ourselves, have we treat people the way we want people treat us or have we share peace and love to people around us?
How do we celebrate Christmas? We worry ourselves with so many questions in our mind… from what to cook, what present to buy, should i buy toys, stationery for my nephews and nieces, or maybe buy violin or guitar for my musician nephews (pretty confusing and mind damaging 🙁 sometimes). Nevertheless, what theme or color and style your family want to create this Christmas Day.
I am still that worry and confuse person but not too much these days, thanks to age .. i become wiser and more simpler. As much as many things and many places i wanted to go and to be… being with family is the best thing.
This is our family and this is the memories we and our children will remember .. Christmas Day is a day to Pray Together, Eat Together, The Giving of Gifts (somehow only kids have presents) yes a Family Togetherness.
I am Thanking God for this wonderful imperfect family i have, for the love we share and for everything we been through.. the bad, worse and the sweetness in life.
Thank you dad & mum (Mr. Bonnie Hunggim & Rose Indus) for sharing with us the sweet and bitterness in life, for showing us that life is imperfect but with God life is good.. life is perfect in our own way.
Thank you brother and sister inlaw ( Bonaventure Boniface & Doreen Chong) even though you are younger than me but you show full responsibility and leadership in our family. My one and only sister inlaw Doreen.. you are my angel and great guardian to my children. Nobody can ever make my asperger son pray like you did. Such angel you are… i almost cried when i see Sean pray with confidence, you give me hope and faith in God.
My sister Sharon and husband, Geofrey. Who am i to judge your family and what you have been through but i know God is always there in your family. All i want for Christmas today and forever is to see you grow! grow in faith..grow in family union. Where there is forgiveness.. there is always place for LOVE. Thank you for being a sweet joy of love .. you children are wonderful because how to show them and how God works in their life.
My younger sister Shell and husband, Alexander. I love you guys so much.. May god always be with you and guide your journey in whatever you do.
and last but not least..my dear husband.. Christopher. We are the imperfect family who come together and make life beautiful in our own way.
Merry Christmas everyone!
Lots of love from us : Christopher, Sean Matthew, Chrissa Marie and me, Shirley aka Beautiza!