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The “Yes” Day

2 years today, I gave the  ‘yes’ that put an end to my singleness.

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And the "Yes" was sealed by this ring. 🙂

 

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Aren’t you glad you married me? :)

I love the story told about Pete Flaherty, mayor of Pittsburgh, and his wife, Nancy. They were standing on the sidewalk, surveying a city construction project, when one of the laborers at the site called out to them. “Nancy, remember me?” he asked. “We used to date in high school.”

Later, Pete teased her. “Aren’t you glad you married me? Just think, if you had married him, you would be the wife of a construction worker.”

Nancy looked at him and said, “No, if I’d married him, he would be the mayor of Pittsburgh!”

<Haha! Don’t you just love Nancy? :D>

– From Moment Together For Couples (March 8, 2010 Entry)

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It’s an automatic thing.

November 10, 2010 3 comments

Atche: Ate, any advice before I get married?
Ami: Che, it’s an automatic thing. When you get there you just know what to do.
Atche: Talaga?
Ami: Yep.

I said that because that’s the same answer I got from an Ate (who’s now my marriage god parent) YEARS before I got married.

And I actually believed what I said. Now, thinking about it, I think I should have said more. When I got married, I don’t automatically know how to cook, or be a homemaker, or be a wife, or be married person in a group of single women, et cetera, et cetera. It’s just that, now, I found the courage, or at least an additional reason, to finally learn things (either by asking others to teach me or by trial and error) because I have to so I’d fit into the new role I’m in.

I have to ask my mom to dictate to me how to cook certain dishes. I have this notebook where I wrote all the recipes I learned from mom or from someone else. Aaron frequently jokes about hiding the notebook to test if I’ve come to learn how to cook the dishes by heart. I normally threaten him to be prepared to eat a horrible meal if he does that. 😀

I had to relearn how to do the laundry. The last time I did the laundry was way back in high school. Thank God, Aaron bought me an automatic washing machine. I just had to plug the tubes, put in the clothes, press buttons, and after a few minutes, presto: Clean Clothes. 😉

Chores are just one of the things I have to learn. Marriage has so many facets than an obsessive-compulsive person can actually handle. Of course, I don’t have to do them all at the same time. I just had to face them as they come. If I don’t know what to do, I ask questions or take risks. If I was able to handle it successfully, well and good. If not, I try my best to say sorry to those affected by the decision and count the experience as lesson learned. And you know what’s good about all this? I don’t have to do it alone. I have my God and my beloved, not just as companions but as partakers of this journey with me.

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2 Years Since

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This is Us 2 Years ago. Payat pa kame nito 🙂

 

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This is Us Now.

 

I’ll do it again, you know.
You. Me. Us. All of it.
If I’d live my life again,
I’d choose you still.
I love you.

From Date Night

 

Thank you for staying with me the past two years.
Happy 2nd Anniversary.

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Happy Birthday, Little Brother!

October 10, 2010 1 comment

I’m older than him by 11 years. So I’ve seen him since his infancy. Been mad at him because he wouldn’t stop crying even if I’ve already given him everything. Found time to think during our daily bike ride every afternoon until he fell asleep on the sidecar. Rolled over with laughter for every new trick he learned who-knows-where. Bathed him before going to sunday school.

This is Maki and Me. I think he is two years old here.

It is much easier when he began schooling. He doesn’t need much supervision to learn. He’s the smartest of the siblings. We just need to push him to make his assignments or insist that he review his lessons before the tests, which he thinks is not necessary since he says he knows them all.

Difficult part is when went to college. We’re not used to the idea of not seeing him everyday. He has become the source of laughter in the home, second to dad. We never got used to it.

Today, he’s turned 18. A young man to everyone else but will always be a little brother to me.

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I’m Coming with You!

A wife said to her husband, “I’m so tired of our fighting. I can’t take it anymore. I’m leaving the house!” And the husband said, “Me too! I can’t take it anymore either. I don’t want to stay in this house, too! I’m coming with you.”

Bo Sanchez from his Book How to turn  thoughts into things

Haha! Saya No! 🙂

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Happy Birthday, Mayk

Mico: That’s how we call him when he was just a kid. Fastest running in school. So smart, he is a threat to all  the institutionalized honor student for fear he will steal their crown.

This is Mayk and Me when I was four.

Mike: In Highschool. A consistently coping student but he always managed to pass the tests required to make him stay. Still, I’ll forever envy him for having the chance to study at the school for the smartest kids in the country. 

Mayk: In college. The fastest runner in the university. He’s won competitions, so many, his medals are just scattered at home. A silent rebel, you will never know unless he tells you himself. Thank God he never left Mayk. He, again, met God and found the passion of his life. Oh, and he invited me to join him and experience things I would not have seen had I stayed in my little circle.

Now at 27, he continues on living a passionate life, with his wife. And I continue on being challenged on pursuing my own passion.

Happy Birthday, Kuya. 🙂
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