My first reaction upon spotting the desserts section: "Unlimited macarons... And Belgian dark chocolate fondou?!? Oh, come, on... I don't deserve to be this happy!"
During dinner, Tita asked each of us about one thing we're grateful for. I answered something else, but after that question... and on top of the ongoing Christmas carols, live jazz performance, kids cheerfully running all over the place, people getting together, and much more... I couldn't help but be overwhelmed by the true reason of the celebration --that God's saving grace was given to us.
How do I even begin to explain the enormousness / magnitude of that... But I trust it's real, a generous gift... although... very surely I know, that it's something I do not deserve... yet it's right in front of me. My very least response should be gratitude. And I hope our hearts will be filled with love for Him, & for others, not only this holiday season but everyday...
Tea time! ...but I was still digging in this perfectly grilled salmon (medium rare; cooked upon order). The Japanese cuisine selection was extensive that I never even got to the casseroles, steak, fine ribs, and more main courses... I COULDN'T! But I wished I had more tummy space... Well, not all wishes are good to come true. ;p
My "challenging" morning work shift has turned into my favor on this day, as I was able to spend Christmas Eve Dinner with important family friends. That even if I had to prepare for work by 4 A.M. (yes) I was so happy all day, almost whirling really... :)) Physically, I was too tired, but mentally, I could not allow the possibility of emitting bad vibes on such a special occasion. Great eve, in all its sense!
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