Grown Up Christmas List

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas! Wherever you are, and whoever you’re with this season, I pray that your hearts are bursting with love and happiness, too. ♥

Beyond the festive Noche Buena and gift-giving, this year, I’ve embraced that Christmas should be a season of gratitude. I’ve said this before, but I think I need to point out that 2016 has really been my toughest year. I used to question my existence everyday (for months), and almost refused to continue living. Yet I would get constant reminders of things to be grateful for, and those little victories kept me going.

God. My faith. My family. Deo Montuerto. Deo’s family. Raid My Closet. Blogkada. PR and brand friends. My readers. My closest friends. Jez. My girls for 8 years. Work learnings. The struggles. Life lessons. Thankful for these and more.

Weeks back, my Mom asked me what I want to receive on my birthday and this Christmas. We stared at each other for long because I couldn’t think of any tangible gifts. I said I only want genuine love and peace, and that stays true ’til now. I mean it.

“My Grown Up Christmas List” makes even more sense to me. Sharing with you a some of my favorite lines from the song, and I pray for all these to come true.

So here’s my lifelong wish, my grown up Christmas list. 
Not for myself but for a world in need. 
No more lives torn apart, 
Then wars would never start, 
And time would heal all hearts.

Photos by Ira Gatmaitan
Romper courtesy of Vera Clothing | Flats courtesy of Parisian Shoes & Bags

Again, Merry Christmas, everyone!

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