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I’ve been yearning for a family reunion for the longest time now! My Christmas wish turned into a Christmas miracle! After planning and scheming, we finally made it happen. My siblings and I achieved surprising my parents this holiday. December is off to a beautiful start.
Hold up! Let’s backtrack a little.. We “wanted” to surprise both of my parents, but people insisted on us telling the “pearl of the house,” aka my mom.
Mom prides herself at being an exceptional host. The house has to be spotless and the food has to be served hot. Our pleasant surprise would have definitely turned into a stressful situation if we had left mom clueless.
She would be upset at herself for not delivering the exceptional experience that night. Let’s save her from extra stress and announce the visit. Less mess and more bliss.
As joyful as she was about our visit, mom recommended keeping this as a surprise for dad..
Ahh so good! The surprise happened and he still has a hard time believing this! Mom is smiling more than ever and the food is tasting incredible! It feels so good to be home.
December has always been the most festive month of the year for my family. Jesus’, mom’s, and dad’s birthdays happen to be in the same month. The celebrations were always lit. Which is why we couldn’t let this year pass without that extra festive touch that only family can bring.
We spent all weekend laughing, eating, and glorifying God. We exchanged Christmas gifts and celebrated birthdays. We explored our beautiful downtown as we hung out by the splendid skyscrapers. We took lots of photos (Tuna’s baby bump couldn’t get any cuter!) Yeah, that’s right - Tuna and Nick are having a baby this upcoming June!!!
On Sunday, our clan attended my former church. I sincerely miss the strong kindness in my Pittsburgh church. It's always a good place to come back to because it’s guaranteed you’ll feel accepted and welcomed.
This weekend was by far the most precious and meaningful reunion for my family. I pray that we continue staying close even though we are scattered all over the U.S.
Dear friend, I hope that you find your family's laughter contagious because what’s there to be grumpy about?! Always look for acknowledgment from your closest people. Happy holidays!