for better,, for worse…

 

my 28th birthday, June 20, 1992…. i received a bath towel as gift from my girlfriends, embroidered on it my other nickname, “BABY”… i jokingly uttered “i will use this next year when i’m married”. at that time, i was not committed to anybody, was not seeing anyone special, zero love life. this was the SUMMERTIME of my life… dry…

come July 31, 1992, the phone rang, it was him, the friend of a friend to whom she gave my home number for a possible getting-to-know chat, until we both learned we believed in the same faith, and both matured to be speaking about starting a new life with someone we’d find ‘acceptable’ if he/she came along, and then, let’s just say, wedding bells did not actually start pealing but, i knew he was the one the Lord sent for me, because i specifically asked from Him that i wanted to be married by the time i turn 29. i call this the AUTUMN of my life because just like the tree that shed her leaves, i am about to enter a new phase of my life… ready for change…

it was around October of the same year when my soon-to-be father-in-law came from Cebu City, their hometown, to finally meet his future daughter-in-law.  little did i know that the night we had dinner downtown was already a meeting with my mother to set for our engagment date as chinese tradition calls for one.  of course, the blushing lady that i was, forgot to mind all those discussions, as i was seated beside my “beau” already haha… 

on January 31, 1993, we got engaged in a simple ceremony, attended exclusively by both our families… 

our wedding was finally set on October 10, 1993 – 17 years ago. it was a wonderful christian wedding organized by my eldest sister… it was such a happy occasion..  embarking on our new life together, this was the SPRINGTIME of my life… hopeful, looking forward to raising a family twogether…

seventeen years of sickness and health, richer and poorer, ups and downs, good business or bad business, despite obstacles and rough roads along the way, we are still happily married, by GOD’S GRACE!!!    🙂  however, that dream of raising our own children did not happen as God probably decided we have other missions in life than raising kids.  this the WINTERTIME of my life…

but just like the four seasons, we all pass through each of them again and again, and right now i ought to say, we are in the SPRINGTIME… our relationship nurtured by God, and still growing to love each other everyday..  though it may not stay this way at all times, but as long as i know God is our partner as well in this marriage, we will keep on being together… until death do us part.

i love you, DERSKY, and i thank God for giving you to me, and for you to have found me.

HAPPY 17TH ANNIVERSARY to you and me 🙂 we did well…

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P.S. some photos were damaged by the flood last year, our wedding albums were never recovered, our wedding portrait gone, but our love, trust, respect and commitment for each other remain…. oh, and btw, i was baptized in water October 10, 1992 :)… 

TO GOD BE THE GLORY FOREVER AND EVER….. AMEN.

 M.

 

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