He’s Back and He’s Here to Stay

welcome home

Last time we Skyped was Saturday. He still didn’t know then when he will come home to the Philippines. We had been waiting for almost three weeks for his exit visa to be processed. It seemed ages as we waited for the day to finally come.

Sunday, he followed up at the office as to the status of his coming home. No luck. He decided to go to the mall to while away his time, then suddenly, he received a call from the office saying he’s gonna fly that night back to the Philippines. His plane ticket awaits him. In a rush, he went back to his accommodation to prepare his stuff. Good thing, most of his baggage was sent through LBC way back last June.

We constantly communicated until he boarded the plane – Malaysia Airlines at that. So I prayed that no harm will befall all the passengers, with the recent events that had happened with that particular airline.

12 noon of Monday, the plane had its touchdown on Philippine soil. Blissful arrival after two long years of being in a foreign land. He was welcomed with a rainy weather, a wonderful respite from the hot temperature in Dubai.

2 pm, he arrived at our house. We were so happy to be finally together again. First hug, first kiss, first meal after a long, long while. It felt so good to be beside the loved one I so missed terribly.

He’s back and he’s here to stay (hopefully), because we still got a baby project going. Pray with us on this will you? We fully trust that God will take care of us here in the Philippines as He did when He took care of us when we were temporarily apart.

All praises to God for being our provider and protector! 🙂

Remembering my Wedding Vows

Yes, it’s been 3 years already since I proclaimed my wedding vows to my now-husband Randy. Tomorrow is our wedding anniversary. We may celebrate it apart from each other physically, but we’re still together in our heart and soul.

This is the best time to remember my vows and reminisce how happy that wedding day was.

Here’s  my vow. This is for you, hon. 🙂 And for those of you who wish to be inspired by a love strengthened by God.

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Hon, You know that what we have

Is a quiet kind of love –

A love that has been refined

Through the trials we had along the way.

 

The strong foundations of our friendship,

Have been the force that held us together

We may have shed tears along the way

But joy has always been deep down in our hearts.

 

This day, I will marry you, my best friend

You will be the one I will laugh with and cry with

I will go down with you in the depths of sorrow

When someone hurts you.

And I will rise with you in the heights of joy

When you celebrate your victories.

 

Honey, I will forever be your friend and lover

I will be your companion and helper

Together we will build a family

Whose God is the Lord of Love and Acceptance

 

I will not promise the heavens in our married life

But I promise, I will remain committed to love you

Not only during moments that we feel happy

But even when loving each other may be difficult.

 

Pakatandaan mo na pinili ka ng puso ko

Dahil ikaw ay ikaw

Mahal na mahal kita

Kahit pa sabihin ng iba

Na tayo ay nagmula sa magkaibang mundo.

Sa mata ng Panginoon, tayong dalawa

Ay pinagbigkis Niya ngayon upang maging isa.

 

In our Savior’s eyes, we are God’s best for each other.

I love you.