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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The Light After Darkness

Four months had pass since our first meeting and he returned so we could get married. He arrived on the 30th of July. The next day we went to US Embassy in Manila to get an authorization to wed. We were so happy because he got it. We headed for the travel agent to get our airline tickets to Legazpi. John ran into the travel agent while I waited in a taxi.

While waiting for his return, I opened my cellphone and was stunned by the messages I had received from my brother Rick. It felt like every bit of excitement and energy had left my body when I found out that MY FATHER HAD JUST PASSED AWAY. I didn't know what to say, I couldn't even open my mouth to utter a single word. Tears filled my eyes and began running down my face.

I was full of remorse during my father's wake, I regretted that I never told my father that I love him, that I appreciated everything that he did for us. I learned a lot of things when he died. I learned that we should never let hatred reign in our hearts for so long, that no matter what happens, we should always show our love to our parents/family while they're still around.

Despite of the tragedy, we still got married. My Mother said that it was what my father wanted. August of 2003 when we said our vows (civil wedding in Donsol, Sorsogon), then we tied our knot for the second time on a church wedding the next year (2004) at The Lady of the Gate Parish in Daraga, Albay. Our motif were the colors we're wearing when we first met, red and yellow.

I'm glad that I took the chance of giving us time to let our relationship blossom. I'm glad I didn't listen to the people who tried to discouraged me, who told me that "it won't work out", "that "it will just end up with tears". Now, when I look back on what I have gone through, I always thank God for giving me so much grace.

We've been married for six years now and our love is still growing stronger as each day passes. We we're blessed with two adorable and beautiful kids that we love dearly. One girl and one boy....exactly the outcome we had hoped and prayed for in our life together. Now I can say that my life is complete.

Happy Anniversary Hon! Thank you for being so loving everyday!

41 travelers' comments:

iceah said...

wow! what can i say truly a light after the darkness c:

God bless you both more with love and happiness c::)

my journey said...

thanks for the visit rose you've got a nice post here.

sissy said...

Happy Anniversary Rose and Joops! Best wishes..God Bless!

ces said...

what can i say rose, you've been through a lot and blessings come after much tribulation, congratulations to the both of you, happy 6th year anniversary :-) and thanks for sharing this
to us.

CJ said...

I feel soooo happy for you! I'm glad I just somehow fell on your blogsite and read this entry. Congratulations, Rose :)

Ams said...

Your life is so interesting and I admire you. You have nice husband and lovely children. I think that your a very happy person :)

merlyn said...

you are a very lucky person, always keep God be a center of your marriage, God loves you!

Foreign-Marriages said...

Hi Rose done posting of your Love Story its a beautiful story. [ Like me, also hehehe my sales marketing or agent is my angel too. hehehe up to now i never forgot them who changed my life completely. Thank you for trusting me to put your Love Story in my blog. God bless you and Your family.

Ingat...

Anney said...

Sorry to hear your father died at ikakasal ka pa naman! But I'm sure happy sya para sa iyo kung san man sya naroroon.

Lynn said...

i've read ur story from the courtship to the time u met in manila, to here. what a story. i love it. haaaay! :)

grace said...

wow ate hope more blessing to come nakakaiyak nman namatay yung tatay mo before your wedding pero he's happy for you

chubskulit said...

Thank you so much for the wishes!

lolit said...

nakakainis ka ha, sa isang blog mo, masaya,dito masaya na sana bigla tuoly akong naiyak,grabe, alam mo, when it comes to parents, palibhasa di ko nakalakhann ang tatay ko, kaya feeling ko, ang superhero ko ang nanay ko. kaya naiisip ko pa lang ang pagpanaw nya,iyak to the max na.
bakit ganun noh?
di bale, nacompensate naman ng saya mo sa iyong married life....SO CHEERS! HAPPY HAPPY WEDDING ANNIVERSAY TO YOU AND HUBBY give my regards to him.

otep said...

wow ang ku-cute ng mga anak mo :)

napadaan lang :)

Jarlin Paul said...

Yup, this is great to hear. Wish you all the best for happy future together.

Imelda said...

been reading ur post rose and u have a great story here of ur lovelife.i believe in destiny and i beleive that u and john were destined for each other. sis keep the fires of love burning.

Lulu said...

I am also a follower of your love story... Congratulations on your wedding anniversary... wow 6 years! Wishing you more years of togetherness.

Laureen said...

God bless on your marriage.Your so beautiful in your wedding dress.Thanks for sharing your love story..

coolingstar9 said...

chubskulit,
I am happy for you now that you have the blissful family.
You had the strong will to deter any negative talk and finally won the bless.
Sincerely wish you and your family happy and healthy.

Margaret Cloud said...

This is a sad and also beautiful written post. I enjoyed it and I am happy for you two. Thank you for coming by.

Cens World said...

Happy Anniversary sa inyong dalawa. I am sorry to know that your father died at the time when you were to marry. But then, things went well and that is all that matters.

just dropping by. take care always

niko said...

weeeeee. happy anniversary sa inyo mare ko!! wow six long years.. weee galing! lalo pa kayo inlove sa isat isa ngayon noh?? :) congrats and stay in love forever!

and maraming salamat sa donation mo mare ko!! sobrang natouch nmn ako :( sumobra pa sa pinag pray ko ang dumating saken.. mraming salamat tlga!! matutuwa ang mga choir :)

thanks a lot mare!! enjoy ur anniversary! san nga pla kau date?? weeee :)

Dhemz said...

my gosh manang ko..sowe ha....Happy Anniversary...my gosh....dko namalayan....bilis ng panahon...sowe talaga d kita na greet agad....sowe sowe.....hehehhe!

BabYpose said...

I teared of joy and sorry about your father. You make the best couple. Happy anniversary :)

Manang said...

I enjoyed reading about your life. My hats off to you sa pagiging matatag through trials and tribulations.

I had some personal hardships too but nothing that comes close to what you had. Saludo ako!

hopeful said...

Just want to congratulate you for the years you been through. Hope your marriage will last forever.

Josh n' Lyn said...

Happy Anniversary!

momgen said...

wow its cute happy anniversary.

Russ said...

Hi Misty.Ü
That is just sooo sweet. I'm glad that you followed your heart. Stay happy & stay in love. Happy Anniversary.

LazyKing said...

"After the darkness comes the light"
happy bday :)

Phoebe said...

Happy Anniversary sa indo sis! pakabutwa ko nman..hehe..wish you more happy years together..

shydub said...

You two are really meant for each other. So wherever your dad right now bakla im sure he is watching over you and your family and happy to see you happy with your family. Once again happy ^th Wedding Anniversary, ang layo na ng narating ninyo, pa six years na kayo kami running 3 palang. Love your wedding dress, pahirap nyan ha pag kinasal ako 50 years from now.

Kev said...

Happy Anniversary! What a happy couple :) May both of you be happy always...

Cheers!

rjs mama said...

happy anniversary!

eden said...

hi rose..

happy anniversary and more blessings to come.

chubskulit said...

Thanks to all of you for the greetings and wishes!

Tita Beng said...

Ay, medyo nahuli yata ako. But better late is still late.. he he..
Happy Anniversary to the both of you!
You are both lucky to have each other!

Seiko said...

i also did nt had chance to say thanks to my father and life doesnt give always chances and i regret it but i hope u have a happy married life

Momma Bams said...

Belated happy anniversary ate... ang ganda pala ng lovestory nyo, kahit na may sad part but i guess mas napalapit kayo sa isat isa nun time na yun

chubskulit said...

All the struggles we been through made us strong as ever Bams. Thanks to all of you for the greetings and warm thoughts..

Mrs. Kolca said...

naiyak naman ako sa post na'to sis.. lam mo, pareho tayong wala ng father.. ako nga, wala na father.. wala pa mother.. huhuhu.. pero syempre tanggap ko na yon.. alam ko may dahilan ang Diyos kaya sila pumanaw ng maaga.. you know your father loves u from up there naman di ba? cheers :)

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