Our home is a madhouse right now.
We have family visiting- my parents, brother, sister-in-law, and their two kids. And then there's Kristin, Alli and I. Plus the two dogs. All cooped up indoors because of the cold weather outside.
And so, our house looks like a tornado ripped right through it. One that smells of sambal belacan and ikan bilis.
And yet, I caught myself thinking this over the weekend when we had our (early) Christmas celebration: It's funny how, amidst all the chaos the family reunion brings, one can be filled with peace, warmth and love.
It's been awhile since we were together for Christmas, and though not everyone's here, it's still nice to have family around. And it's so heartwarming to see our daughter play with her cousins, and her grandparents.
Yes, it's easy to forget what this season is really about. It's easy to get sucked into the superficial façade of presents and ornaments and sales. When truly, it's about family.
Season's Greetings, and Best Wishes, from mine to yours. Safe travels.