#PilotWifeProblems: Alone for the Holidays

I still can remember waking up on Christmas morning to find presents under the tree with my name on them, that was the best feeling I will cherish forever as a kid.

However, as years passed, Christmas started to become mundane. Today is my 5th Christmas away from home. I spent Noche Buena with some close friends because my husband had the evening flight and won’t be back till morning. I was not disappointed that he didn’t spent Christmas eve with me because I also did the same thing when I had to work night shifts on the holidays.

I woke up early today to have breakfast with my unfortunate friends who came from the night shift. It was a simple one. We didn’t have any extravagant decorations or food. I think we were trying to be practical with spending money. Just kidding. We actually sent more than 50% of our wages home, so our families can enjoy their holiday celebrations. Being an OFW, we have a saying that: Our families happiness is our happiness.

Merry Christmas and wishing everyone is enjoying the season!

Excuse our #justwokeup looks!

Holiday Cheers!


  1. lifelessons

    December 25, 2017 at 11:22 AM

    Merry Xmas, Deb. What does OFW mean, please? I, too, am an ex-pat. Mexico, for me.

    1. Deb

      December 25, 2017 at 11:35 AM

      Hello Judy! Merry Christmas to you, too. OFW means Overseas Filipino Workers. That’s nice to hear. How are you doing in Mexico? 😀

      1. lifelessons

        December 25, 2017 at 12:41 PM

        I love it. For years, an outpost for American retirees but more and more younger people moving here evey year now. You should check it out.

        1. Deb

          December 25, 2017 at 7:30 PM

          Maybe someday I will be able to visit Mexico. 😀

  2. authensible1357

    December 25, 2017 at 2:16 PM

    I know how it is spending Christmas away from home. Merry Christmas to you.

    1. Deb

      December 25, 2017 at 7:29 PM

      Merry Christmas to you, too! 😀


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