Will you marry me?
          These could be the sweetest words any woman could ever hear.
 

You’ve read in my previous post that we’ve been talking about marriage ever since so I thought there was no more “Surprise! Will you marry me?” scene. 

Proposal through a wall post

No, not in Facebook. Read on. 

I got a usual call from him one night. He said, “Check out the picture on your wall.” I pasted our picture in my room. I know it’s cheesy! (Come on! You’re much more when you’re in love!). 

I got up from my comfortable position and gazed at our picture… And there… I saw words scribbled on top of it… the words I thought I won’t ever hear. Will you marry me?

Yes, he wrote them on my wall! (You can simply call it “romantic vandalism.”)

Right on that spot lies the wedding ring he just bought that day. 

“Did you see it?” he asked. I couldn’t say a word! “What? What’s your answer?”

Of course I said yes.

I replied to his wall post: That’s the sweetest proposal ever. YES! I want to marry you.  
 
January 1, 2010 would always be a memorable New Years Celebration for me. Bert and his entire family came to visit our humble home that day.

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I’ve always dreaded meeting his family. He asked me several times to visit their house and I always declined. I told my mom about it and surprisingly she said, “What? Why do you keep saying no? You should meet his family!” My mom was very insistent and she wanted to meet them too so we set a date when my mom and I could visit their home, but unfortunately it got cancelled because of a certain typhoon.

Finally, Bert set a time for us to have dinner at their house. Her mom greeted me with a wide smile and open arms (literally) “Anak, I’d been waiting for you.”

Aww…

And the rest was history…
 
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A lot of people had been asking me about our love story… so here. I am about to share it now! =)

This is not very cheesy, so no worries!

We met in 2008. We were both part of the play in the Singles Retreat. We became quite good friends for at least 2 weeks during rehearsals. We didn’t communicate much until a year after.

One Sunday, he saw me at the church’s lobby and he was star struck, “She’s still so pretty” (that is a complete exaggeration obviously hehehe). We started communicating again. This time it was more than hi and hello. We had several group dates until he was beginning to send me home and pick me up Sunday after Sunday. He laid down his intentions early on so I wasn’t that surprised when we started talking about marriage.

I broke up with my ex early 2009 so I was a little hesitant to jump in another relationship. I kept praying God would send him away if he weren’t for me. I had a few issues about myself and being in another relationship… So, I just kept praying.

Until… things have gotten very serious. I fasted for I-can’t-remember-how-many-times during our dating period. I had to study him. Would we match? What was he like in this and that situation? And a lot more!

And there… it just happened! The Lord quieted my heart.

I found peace. =)