Post-Christmas…

A look at the Calendar,
The date that’s Christmas day,
Is already past…

Like any other day…
It came, hours ticked on,
Soon it was over…

To some,
It was a day special,
In more ways than one,

To others,
It was just another day…
Normal routine,
No marking it in any way…

Either way,
Christmas Day…
The Biggest Birthday….
Is a great day,
An amazing holy-holiday…

©Felicity

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Christmas Day 2011…How It Was For Me…

 

24th December 2011late afternoon found me on my way to the office. Well, there I was headed to work, while my mind was imagining what I would be missing in the evening…The Christmas Eve Experience 2011…hours was dragging by, and to make matters worse, I was down with terrible headache which seemed to be getting worse by the minute and was feeling quite sickly…How can I fall sickly on a whole Christmas Eve whereas I have been well all year through?? At some point, I took a break, to pray that I get well, as to make it through the night. He’s Jehovah Rapha, who knows the exact diagnosis and how to fix it…Thankfully I felt better…

At clicking in of Christmas Day I was at work…the clock ticked on, couldn’t wait for morning to come…soon it was dawn, it was so refreshing to see the night sky lighting up through the window…Got busy winding up work for the night duty praying that nothing comes up that would delay me at the office past my shift time…

Thankfully, my colleague taking over shift got to the office early. Leaving the office, I hoped to catch a PSV as fast so that I could get home early…Well, I was working over night and the sensible thing to do was to go rest, but I wasn’t thinking of anything like that…rather, mind was on how I would go prepare myself and head to Church for Christmas Service, which I couldn’t imagine missing…having missed the Christmas Eve Concert.

As I went to Church, my prayer was that I would stay fully alert…you know there comes time try as one might to stay alert one fails…

Going to Church was the right thing for me to do, I got there long before service began and it was exciting right from the moment I got there, a beautiful day…and with all the ‘Merry Christmas’ salutations…

Service was so enjoyable right from the start… I didn’t even slightly doze …I just couldn’t afford that! After service, it was time to briefly meet a few of my Church friends before going back to the house…

There was lunch to be served at Church, but just couldn’t wait…I had to get home soonest, catch some sleep for soon it would be time to go to the office for me…

I got home at around 13:30hrs…and the only thing I could do was sleep….15:30hrs was to find me waking up to prepare to go to work…given the distance I have to travel to the office…

I got to the office a short while before 18hrs and that’s the time I made some tea and had it with some bread…as breakfast, cum lunch since I hadn’t had anything to eat all day…

…Work could now begin…another long night ahead…Christmas day Night at the office…

That is how my Christmas day was…

Despite all that, I’ve been so glad, I think this was the best Christmas for me…with assurance that the reason for the season is with me, I’m good…

Just me and my Lord…enough reason to be joyful…

**To you reading this, I hope you had a Merry Christmas, the way you like it…God bless you**

©Felicity

Season’s Memories; How it used to be

It is the time of the year as such as this that I never looked forward to. Mhh? Yeah, if there are dates of the year I used to dread then it was between the 21st to the 27th of December that is the Christmas week. It used to be around such a time that I would be sad despite the festivities all around. Then I was just a small girl, but growing real fast. I used to be a happy girl, but come such a time as this of the year, sadness would take over.

It was to be decided for us (my siblings and I) where the celebrations would be at. Verdict, at our granny’s place, the one place I didn’t want to go to. We used to be so many of us, with so many other cousins but this was not my idea of how I should spend this so wonderful days of the year, looked forward to by many all year long. Unlike for our cousins, our mother used not to accompany us.  It was the same thing year in year out, Christmas in what appeared to have been the set norm.

I never liked it, not at all. ‘It would be fun being with cousins and away from home’, you would think, It was never interesting. I would even cry, to be excused to stay at home, with parents! No one would hear of it though. I had my likes, my preferences, but no one would listen. My pleas went unheeded, and so I would have to drag along with the rest. If there was anything to pacify me, it used to be that new dress which was a must have specially set for Christmas day!

We would be at our granny’s where the feasting would go on. A goat or two would go down come such a day like this 24th December, plus there would be a lot of cooking on 24th/25th, food and more food….

’ Is this all there is to Christmas, food in plenty and variety? ’ I would ask myself. Much as I would be amidst others doing all that there was to be done, deep within, I would be in my own world, escaping to my ideals of celebrations in my child’s mind then….

© @FlicShis

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