I hope you celebrated the day without forgetting who’s day was it. My sissy and I got HIM a cake with a blue ombre icing, I hope HE loves it. To make the day meaningful, we did something for the first time. My sissy recently learned how to bake chocolate cookies and chocolate crinkles. On the night of the 24th, she made hundreds and we packed it.
By 12:52 AM, we drive to Rashid Hospital, greeted people “Merry Christmas” and distributed the freshly baked sweet goodies to the Nurses, Doctors, Admin, Cashier, and Security Guard. Everybody was smiling and surprised with the act, some wondered who we are, the story was a bit long but we simply answered we wanted to spread the spirit of Christmas.
The real story. When my mom was alive (diagnosed with colorectal cancer), there was one day where she kept fainting and she doesn’t even realised it was happening. We called the ambulance (even to her insistence that we shouldn’t), and they sent her to Rashid Hospital. The doctors and nurses kept my mom alive overnight and we didn’t pay a dime. I feel like I just have to give back to the great doctors and nurses even my mom is no longer with us, that overnight survival was enough day for us to spend a little bit more time with my mom.
I went to the office on Christmas Day too (being in a Muslim country with a Muslim boss, Christmas is really not a declared holiday), which I didn’t mind because I was excited to bring freshly baked blueberry muffins to my officemates and a sincere Christmas Card for each telling them what am thankful for and how they inspire me.
After office, I rushed to the mall and bought my my wonderful baby sissy a Christmas gift. It was a rushed gift but a Tiffany bracelet will never fail to make her smile. Then we went for a late lunch and I had the most amazing steak at Soho Grill Dubai, I might be very hungry but they do have delicious food.
I am grateful that I have this Christmas to say Happy Birthday to Jesus. I am grateful that I have my sisters who I love and love me back sincerely. I am grateful for having friends though miles away warms my heart whenever we chat and remember one another. I am happy that this Christmas was more than just me, I do hope it was focused to being truly grateful and recognised the kindness and love for strangers.
It was really a wonderful Christmas.