Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Dear Mom and Dad,

It was already 48th years when both of you tied the knot, promised to God that you two will be together forever, for better or worst, in sickness and in heath until death do you part. You two is a very inspiring couple, not just for us (your children) but to many people.

You two who brought the nine of us (your children) into what we are now. I remembered then, when you are sharing your stories to us; when you are starting to build our family without anything, but you have done the very best for us to become better as we could. Now, that we are already building our own families you are our inspiration, we would like to follow every little thing you have done for us, because we know that if we will follow the footsteps of your married life, ours, will also be successful.

Now, that you are celebrating your 48th years wedding anniversary, we just want you know that you two occupy the biggest part in our hearts. May you still have many years of being together. We love you so much. "You are the most wonderful mom and dad in the world".

Your children,
Anton, Gualbert, France, Mylou, Arlene, Ellen, Carol, Cathy, Ardith

My Parents Love Story

I remembered back in my elementary years, my mom is busy of something when I’ve asked her about their love story. She asked me why? I’ve told her, It was our assignment in school to know our parents love story (but it is not true, I just want to know how they become together hahahaha :-)). She just told me that I should asked Papa, so I went to him and asked him the same question, Pa, Pauno kamo naging mag-agom ni mama (Pa, How you and mama become couple?). Then, He started the story.

I was already engaged that time with other woman; we’ve already planning our marriage when I met your mom. It was an unexpected meeting. I was a regular devotee of San Pedro (an image of St. Peter that was included in a procession during holiweek in our town, a family owned/adopted image of my grandparents) every procession I am following his image and sometimes I’ve helped in carrying San Pedro. There, I’ve meet her, we become friends (I‘ve make a way to be friends with her friends too), from simple friendship, I’ve realized that I love your mom more than friend, I know, I love her, more than my fiancée. My fiancée and I broke up. Then, I’ve courted your mom, we become lovers, but at first our relationship was secret, your grandparents were strict, (as you know that your mom is the youngest daughter). So everytime we will meet, It was a secret, your mom will told your grandparents that she will just go to her friend’s house. And, as the time goes by, I know that my intentions is good (I want your mother to be my wife), I’ve finally meet your grandparents, months later, I’ve informed my parents that I want to marry your mom. So we went to their house. I’ve formally asked your mom’s hand to your grandparents (namanhikan) and then we settle everything for our wedding.

That’s how my father narrates their love story. What a very inspiring love story, there I’ve realized that their relationship is an un-ending one. From childhood up to now I am a witness of their true love. Now, they are already celebrating their 48th years as husband and wives. Happy Wedding Anniversary to my dearest mom and dad.