Unisilver TIME: Christmas Family Portrait!
Nils Arne Gutang Balazo_24 Years Old_Cebu City
I got my girlfriend pregnant at a very young age of 20 and had my own family also then. Me and my wife faced great responsibility raising our 2-year old son. Both of us did not come from a well-off family that's why we tried our best to stand on our own feet and prove to our parents that we can handle the responsibility of being a good parent to our child despite our young age.
For two years, we have always celebrated Christmas the simplest yet the most merriest way we could have it. Every year has always been a memorable Christmas to us. Though we are faced with great responsibilities and challenges in life, we never failed to thank the Lord for all the blesssings He has given us.
"We may not have everything but at at least we never had nothing", that's what we think of just to get by with our hardships and also to us keep going... We always try to look at all our hardships as God's way of testing our strength and faith and an opportunity for us to be a better and stronger person after.
I want to inspire others by sharing our Christmas family story. Life may
not always have a happy beginning but we must never give up and just keep and keep on trying because good things usually come we almost feel like giving up. Good things also come to those who knows how to wait and share.
Be happy! Be merry! Let us celebrate the birth of Jesus. Don't worry if you don't have those fancy Christmas trees, lights, parties and gifts because the true meaning of Christmas lies only in our hearts only.