It was October when my husband confirmed that he was coming for the holidays and we both agreed to keep it from the girls, but my eldest found out sooner when I asked her to message Dada using my phone. I completely forgot that our latest conversation was about his flight details and plans on how to surprise them. Since she already knew about it, I told her to keep it a secret and plan on something.

So there, that day has finally come. The plan was we will go to SM Clark for a little early Christmas shopping than the usual, and I’ll be meeting a common friend of ours who was carrying the parcel that my husband has sent for us.

I took them to Pizza Hut for snacks, had a little window shopping, headed to the airport without them, and began with the plan. See what our little girl’s reaction was.

I didn’t expect she would be this emotional. She must’ve missed her Dada so much! Indeed a very Merry Christmas for us!

Mitch Carvalho

YOUR DIGITAL MOM NEXT DOOR
A full-time home-based Marketing Manager by day, 24/7 Mom, and a Blogger at any time. I’m 43 and proud. Mom of Derelle & Erchelle, sharing my adventures as I walk through motherhood and having to do most things on my own while my Indian national husband works miles away from home.