After our supper, we asked the kids to sleep, but they were just so curious and excited to open their gifts, that some of them were not able to sleep. Since the kids won't, I unconditionally volunteered myself to doze off.
As my wife woke me up a quarter before Christmas eve, the kids had already segregated their gifts. Everything turned out well, everyone finally opened their presents (happily, especially the kids). But something was off... I heard the sad news when my brother told us that he will be fetching a relative to a nearby funeral. Just minutes before midnight, her husband died. We were all left speechless for a while thinking about the tragedy. Barely touched our "noche buena"...
Before we went home, we passed by the funeral home and gave our condolences. No one really knows when will our life end but our Lord. We just could only pray for strength to accept and move on for those who were left. It may not be easy, but if we think of it that he is now with our Lord in heaven, it will be an ease.
James 4:14 - Yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.Merry Christmas (still). Yahweh bless.