Again, thank you so so much for your wonderful pre-wedding anniversary present”S” (with an “S” talaga!) I was really blown away.
Today is a very special day. Because on this day six years ago, we promised each other—in front of more than a hundred people and God—that we will love each other until our last breath.
I vividly remember when our relationship was struggling—when everyone was against us. I was really down and you texted me a promise—you promised that time will come that your problem will be settled, and that everyone will envy “us”.
Our early days
Today, I am reminded of your promise again. I can’t even remember your wedding vow to me, but I remember that promise you made to me. Because you stayed true to your words. I don’t know about the “everyone”, but if I were an outsider, I’d definitely envy—or at least want to be—us. Because after all these years, after everything we have gone through, after almost spending every waking (and of course sleeping!) second with each other (we work and live at the same place!), we still can’t get enough of one another. Aaaand, pareho tayong hindi pa losyang. Hindi man tayo fit na fit (pareho tayong may tiyan; ako malaki pa nga ang hita) at may sumusulpot nang fine lines tayo, (dahil hindi naman tayo suki ng derma) but definitely, puno pa tayo ng asim.
These superficial reasons may be the reason why I often see comments like this:
These public declarations of admiration are both flattering and…disconcerting. Flattering, for all the obvious reasons. Disconcerting, because being “the perfect couple” is such a tall order for a couple that always argues and have fought terribly. I don’t want them to look up to us because they think that our married life is a bed of roses. Because God knows (along with our helpers and some office staff, hehe) how much we fight.
But if they insist (on admiring us), I hope it’s because of how we also fight for our marriage. The times we swallowed our pride and forgot all about our “convictions” just because we were already craving one another’s hug; that moment when you accepted that I can’t be an early riser and when I accepted that you can’t stay with me late up night partying or watching; and the countless times we decided to still love one another even when all we had for each other was hatred.
Actually, I admire these things about us. And that is why I love you so.
I pray that you and I will still have billions of opportunities to annoy each other.
WAIT LANG BAGO KA MAGREKLAMO. The operative word is “opportunities”. Because having billions of opportunities means that we would still have so much time together. It actually also means we would have billions of opportunities to make each other feel loved…and sexy.
And…I’d really rather have “bad trip” moments with you rather than anything without you in it. Because life without you, Sweetheart, would be bleak.
You know—and have proven—I will fight tooth and nail FOR you and BESIDE you, and I’ll never leave you, no matter what.
Before I go, I want to quote one of my favorite lines from a TV show. It’s Gaby and Carlos’s (Eva Longoria’s and Ricardo Antonio Chavira’s characters, respectively, in Desperate Housewives) conversation during the show’s finale (to give everyone else a background, Gaby and Carlos went through sooo much: Gaby was a spoiled wife, and Carlos—although a loving husband—had his own share of shenanigans. They fight like cat and dog, but they can’t stay away from each other):
Carlos: No. What’s shameful is that I neglected you. I had this beautiful wife, But I focused on all the wrong things. It was a tough time for both of us. I guess that’s the point I was making hiring Carmen. Our roles are reversed now, but we can’t start drifting away from each other. I never want to go back to that again.
Gaby: We won’t. We’ve grown up since then. Although, for two smart grownups, we sure seem to fight a lot. Why is it other couples seem to waltz through life?
Carlos: That’s easy. You and me? We’re doing a tango.
Babe, we’re far too the antithesis of “meek” to just waltz through our marriage. We, too, are doing a tango.
I love you, always and forever.
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