This is the day when dawn mass or more popularly known as Simbang Gabi starts. It should be “started” actually since the first mass happened a couple of hours ago. I am kind of sad because I have not gone to a single Simbang Gabi mass since I got married. That is 7 years. I used to complete the 9 days dawn mass when I was single, with family and friends. We ate lugaw (rice porridge) at a carinderia located at the entrance of our village after every mass. I wish next year, the girls are older, we will be able to attend dawn masses. They should start practicing that little sacrifice if waiting for our Savior’s arrival.