I’m sitting at the corner of our couch covered in a fluffy throw while Henrik is in the kitchen fixing our last dessert of the day. It has been indeed a wonderful day full of joy, loads of laughter and delicious meals.
I was particularly looking forward to this Christmas because for the first time we got to spend it just the two of us in our first home creating beautiful memories.
I have enjoyed most of my holiday seasons with my family when I was in Kenya, but when I moved to Sweden, it wasn’t the case. I remember one Christmas that I spent on my bed just wondering if that was how life was going be abroad. It wasn’t my favourite memory to be honest, but Henrik coming into my life changed it all together. We spent last Christmas with his lovely family, playing Christmas games and eating Swedish meals which I loved! This year, I got to cook him his favourite Kenyan delicacies as he made me Swedish. I guess that gym membership in January will come handy, because we made enough food for 6 hungry men and women plus kids and dogs, yeah the cat too!
Aside from cooking and eating good food while debating on weather or not to tell our future kids about Santa Claus, we both shared presents with each other and I couldn’t be happier knowing how well Henrik knows me! Everything he got me was on point, it’s like he read my secret Santa wish list. We played our favourite games sipping champagne and making each other laugh till our heads hurts then doing it again all over again. And just when we thought it couldn’t be better, there was some fireworks action going on outside. An exact mirror of what we felt inside. Haha.
I have had many highlights this year and our Christmas together in our first home as a couple is one of them. Loved every moment that words could not express.
It is amazing how one person can come into your life and change your world completely. Thank you so much Henrik for not only being the love of my life, you are my best friend, my unofficial chef, Santa and most importantly the one person that got my back no matter what. As we head to bed, I couldn’t be more excited because tomorrow is 25th December, the official Christmas day in Kenya, meaning we get to do this all over again!
On behalf of Henrik and I, I would love to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year!