Believe me! I wanted to post ALL the pictures in that prenup CD that Michelle Pineda of Split Image gave me. But, she and Alvin made me promise to post at most, only 2 pictures of the edited prenup pix. Fine!!! Here they are! =) oh, by the way, the middle photo isn’t edited yet so i guess that doesn’t count? haha!
I have so many blogs that i maintain. But, Alvin and I decided to make one to document our married life together. The excitement in the planning of our wedding this September, the joys, travels and new things that we will experience will be posted in this blog. And i feel that there’s nothing better than to start this blog on how we came to how we are now =) Allow me to repost the re-telling how this love story started:
“There comes a point in your life when you realize who matters, who never did, who won’t anymore and who always will.”
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While Alvin and I were in Baguio last weekend, i found myself staring at him while he sleeps. I could not imagine that after all these years, we are together and sheepishly in love… If people would know our love story, they would understand why i have to sometimes pinch myself to see if this isn’t a dream anymore…
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It all started in the summer of 1993, i was 13 and he was 15. Alvin asked one of our common friends to introduce him to me. He started courting me and after a gang fight (literally with his friends in front of our house), we became a couple. I became his FIRST girlfriend. However,my parents did not know that he’s already my boyfriend. But we tried to work it out. However, because we were still young that time, Alvin broke up with me and told me that we should concentrate first in our studies…
We kept in touch because we have common friends in the village. Two years after, I asked him to be my prom date. All those times, he would be the one I run to for advice. He has this matured perspective and I would absorb all his stories, analysis and mga payo. We shared heartaches also. I remember him calling me at 12am just to talk coz his girlfriend has broken up with him. In our annual get togethers on christmas and new year, we were sweet towards each other. The special connection never left. Our boyfriends and girlfriends get jealous with either of us. I always tell everybody that he is my Alvin-Could-Have-Been. We never got together officially coz all the time either one of us has a relationship. It never happened that we were both free at the same time…
Because of this, we had a pact. This was before the year 2000, before i reached my 20s. We agreed that when I reach 27 and he reaches 29, if we were not in a relationship at that time, we’ll get married..
Christmas of 2006, we got to talk about our pact which we made when we were kids. This time i didnt have a boyfriend anymore. But, he was in a relationship. Anyways, I asked for a more time. I said that since i was taking up my MBA, will it be possible to move the age to 28 instead of 27. He was laughing but he still agreed..
FAST FORWARD TO THE PRESENT
When 2008 entered, I turned 28. I have been single for a record breaking two years. That time, I still did not have a boyfriend and was trying to get over this somebody. I was high on my career. It was also the point where life has already taught me to be the matured person that i am now (well almost!)
Alvin and I started dating again. Okay na sana e. However, during one of our dinners, when he opened his wallet, there was a picture of another girl! So after that i felt, i concede already. I thought maybe it was never meant to be. That was until he asked me to go to Batangas last May. I prayed to God that if we were really not meant for each other, he’d stop asking me out. But for some reasons, i went with him to Batangas. And it all started there. We got to talk about everything including how we felt about each other. All these years, we never talked like how we did this time. We realized that the love has always been there but was just put in a corner where the extent was not noticed until now.
The other day, he was telling me a story. When we went to a church in Carluega last May, he was praying to God. He asked God that if I was meant for him, give him a sign. Then after i prayed, i went over to him (coz i was at the other side of the church). And i hugged him really hard. And there was the sign! I still get goosebumps everytime i hear that story =)
After that, we were inseparable.
JUNE 8, 2008 -BAGUIO
“Why can’t we be an official couple?” I always ask Alvin that. He would always answer with, “I have waited for 14 years for this, I want it to be special. I want to prepare something” Fine…. Eto na, we were sitting sa may botanical garden. We were lost in our own thoughts. Suddenly, he came to me and asked me, if i could be his girlfriend. And ofcourse i said yes. I felt bad for a while because i thought he was preparing for something. What happened was really a no brainer! He just asked, out of the blue! Well in fairness, he really has something planned for June 16, 2008 (which was our original monthsary when we were kids) but he was overwhelmed with what he was feeling towards me that time so it just came out. Fine… It didnt matter anymore e.. We are now officially commited to each other =)
So there,, this is the start of my 14 year in the making love story… As they say, “sa kahaba haba man ng prusisyon, sa simbahan din ang tuloy”
I hope with all my heart this is it! I know this will work because I never wanted something this bad to never leave my life anymore. Destiny and fate already dictated it. Love never left. It couldn’t be more than this perfect. And I love it!