They always say it's "meant to be" when they hear our love story. I guess they are right. But the best description would be a "match-made-in-heaven". Here I am writing my love story from the past nine years up to the present, the day I said "yes" until the time I said "I do and I will."
I met this boy when I was in Kindergarten. We always tease him "Lance Ambulance." Never in my life I imagined that I will marry him someday.
Years passed and we meet again but this time it was different. The age gap didn't matter. I was older in age but he was older when it comes to maturity. I always think that it's God's plan that we will be together.Who would think that we would be neighbors and his house would be directly opposite from mine? We are almost opposite in most ways, me- an introvert and him the extrovert, he was friendly and I'm the shy type so I never thought that a love story so great will start from two almost different individuals.
It all started from the chess competition where we had our first convo again followed by the Christmas event meetings and dog talks. I later learned that these things were his ways to get closer to me. We always brought up topics where our load P300 or more were drained in 2 to 3 days (remember we just live across each other). Things got better when we talk in person. Thanks to our friends who teased us. :)
February 1, 2003, a date to remember....it's our anniversary. The start of "us".
We had our dates, inside and outside our homes. We had our getaways. Being in a relationship is the best feeling in the world. You are loved and you love someone. You have a best friend at the same time a lover. You can call someone in the wee hours of the morning just to talk. You have a running partner, a partner in the hoops and you have a driver where you want to go. But being in a nine-year relationship is tough. Adjustments, misunderstandings, quarrels, jealousy and time were hard to conquer. There were times that we almost gave up. It was tougher because we feel that we are near yet so far. We sometimes have to lie to our families when we had our misunderstandings. Our families and friends were also affected during those trying times. But with the grace of our Lord we made it through.
2012 --- another unexpected year. The year we turned 25. A quarter of a century changes my perspective of things. In the past, I never daydreamed of weddings, having a family but I realized when you get older, it changes. I thought of weddings, walking in the aisle, wearing the white dress. February 1, 2012, we celebrated our 9th year anniversary. We have talks about marriage but we always agree that we have to save up first. 10 days after.... our families talk about our future career-wise. It was God's way of telling us "what are you waiting for?" This huge jump in our career lives made us think that what are we still waiting. We talked to our parents and our families that it was time to settle down.
More than a month after...March 20, 2012 ---- a month long preparation for the wedding! It was tough! Tougher than you think it is. Invitations, food, flowers, decorations, the Pastor and the Judge, the marriage license, sound system, bands, everything has to be organized in a span of ONE MONTH! (You would think why just a one-month preparation?His dad will arrive from abroad and it's the only month the whole family will be complete.) The never-ending support of our families and friends gave us the courage and determination to make this event successful.
July 1, 2012 -- we are celebrating our 9th year and 5 months of togetherness and 3 months of married life while I am writing this blog. This is not over yet, this is just the start. We are still at the beginning of the big future that awaits us but our love and faith in Christ will strengthen our bond of marriage...I love you my heart....