The Day My Own LIFE Begins


"Two in a row, I toiled in vain.
Yet not a thorn to start again.
I'll search, I'll quest, I'll even cast...
So long the time allows this dream to last."
 

These last four lines are excerpts from my poem written in 1987. I thought I would never found someone who will embrace my past, present and future, until...

THE FIRST GLANCE
Just like any other boring day of the week, I still found myself sitting on that chair inside that seemingly boring office as well. Someone knocked at the door and before I got there to open it, a guy in a blue shirt entered only to ask me, "Nandyan ba si Amy?" (Is Amy around?) That was a brief glance. The very first time I laid eyes on him. It was 14 February 1994, more than nineteen years back.

THE COURTSHIP
That short meeting was followed by few more acquaintances and several talks on the phone. His voice struck me. Actually, that’s one trait I like most about him. He always had a way to surprise me. He often paid unexpected visits. He would come to the office all the way from Cavite where he was assigned, wearing that so familiar camouflage jacket... waited for hours until I finished my work for the day.

THE CARD
After almost two months of constantly dating, I formally accepted him. That was April 8 of the same year. I gave him a card... a card with two diamonds meaning he won over my heart because he got the highest one.

THE TERM
Sweetheart...
Honey...
Cutie...
Baby or Babe...
Cupcake, Darling, Sugar pie, Buttercup...

There are a lot more terms of endearment we can use to address our loved ones or describe a person for various reasons. It's our unique way of calling those people dear to us. It's our means of expressing deep affection. But I preferred a unique one for me and my hubby... me as MYE and he as PYE.

THE COUPLE
Some trivia about us:

  • You're All I Need by White Lion is our memorable song not our theme song
  • April 8, 1994 was the day we became BF/GF
  • January 18, 1995 was our Civil Wedding
  • July 8, 1998 was our Church Nuptial (number 8 means infinity)
  • We were born on the same year and month... JUNE 1968. He was on the 23rd and I was on the 29th
  • I am the eldest of 4 and he is the youngest of 4

Do you find these facts interesting? Well, for me this is what I call FATE... God showed us the way to each other and brought us to one place called HOME.

After almost two decades... here we are, still enjoying the company of each other though our married life is not always a bed of roses... we make sure it's a bed only the two of us will share.


Pye and Mye with a wacky shot
Pye and Mye with a wacky shot

He may be much heavier now
But such weight doesn't make him
lesser of a man.
If we do it like n-times before...
Now we still enjoy our
private moments
n-times better.


This is one of those few photos of me and him that I like most
This is one of those few photos of me and him
that I like most

He may be very strict sometimes
but a good listener, too
He enforces discipline.
We have house rules to follow.
Yet mutual exchange of
authority and open
communication should always
be observed.


Few more days and it's my turn to celebrate my natal day. He may be six-day older than me but he's being BUNSO (youngest child) and my being PANGANAY (eldest child) somehow bring conflicts and differences. We don't really talk when I am mad... we will talk when I am ready. VICE VERSA.

The day my own life begins not BEGUN because, every single day that will pass and every single day that will follow... is always a fresh start.


4 comments:

  1. Mye and Pye has such a nice ring to it. Wishing you both the best and yes everyday is a fresh start when we are with someone we love.

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    1. Thanks for the warm wishes, Ms Tere. Any relationship may begin with a good start and may end with a bad break-up. What matters is, we learn from previous mistakes... we grow and mature. I wish you the same with the love of your life.

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  2. We have a couple of similarites: i am the eldest of 6, he is the youngest of 6; i am older but by 8 months (yes, age does not matter).

    c5 @ http://ceefive.com

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    1. Differences between couples may not be hindrance in having a peaceful marriage. Either you are older or younger than your partner, age difference will never affect relationship as long as there's open communication.

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