I have been with the love of my life for more than a decade already. Cliché as it may seem each and everyday is like a rollercoaster. There are truly ups and downs that have really tested our love, patience and understanding of each other. A few crossroads that made us argue a few times on which decisions we should make that will in the long run be very beneficial for the both of us and a whole lot of experiences that even made us question our values, beliefs and customs. Regardless of all the things we have been through, we always come out as stronger, wiser and better individuals. Everything we went through is charged to experience leaving out all the sadness and bitterness behind.
A lot of people have asked me how we met and how our love story began so that they can understand everything. It all began in May 2003 when one of my childhood best friends celebrated her birthday. My husband is her cousin and he was also present during the party. She introduced us to each other and the next he started calling me. Believe it or not, the courtship lasted for almost two years. The whole time he would do all sorts of things to make me feel special and loved. Fast forward to ten years after he found himself checking for platinum engagement rings choices.
I can still remember it very clearly. It was December 31, 2013, New Year’s Eve before the clock striked one he proposed to me in front of all our family members. Our papers were already on the process that we got married through civil rights a few days after. We gor pregnant and was blessed with a healthy and beautiful baby girl whom we love dearly and has been since then our source of joy and happiness. Truly you will experience life in a different perspective once you become a parent yourself. Everything around you seems to change from your priorities, the things that matter to you the most up to your values and beliefs. You know your life will really change the first time you see your child.
From 2003 until present, a lot of things had happened. But then again when I look back, I see all the happy times we spent with each other. These memorable moments outweigh all those bad times. If I had the chance to go through it all over again I would not change a single thing because it brought us where we are today. Our strong love for each other surpass the test of time. Despite of the things that were thrown against us by some people around us, we fought for our love and believe each other. I do not regret anything after ten years. As a matter of fact, I am very excited and is very much looking forward to the coming years as our children multiply and grow older. This is another exciting chapter.