Thursday, November 15, 2012

Her Pillow, Her Comfort

In my childhood years, I have my comfort object - my very own orange blanket. I am maybe over-dramatic if I'd say that I cannot sleep without it then. Fortunately for me, I learn to let go of it since the blanket was burned together with our house.

My hubby has a comfort object too, he needs a rough blanket for his feet to be comforted with. I tell you, he can't also sleep without it. Before he found the right blanket for him, he used mosquito nets. Unfortunately for him, he was never able to let go of it.

Seems like our little Honey inherits this traits from us as she has her own comfort object - her pillow (aside from her "Winnie the Pooh" bear stuff toy). She named it "Unlani" (it means "My Pillow"). She starts to cling in it when she was 11 months old. It is with her all day long - first thing to pick up after bath, with her when she's taking a nap, holds to it when playing with his papa. 
When she's on vacation. Her pillow ranks first on her checklist.

Today, she is 6 yrs and 9 months old and so is her pillow which is still with her. Though the pillow seems no longer looks one... :-D, it still holds special value for her. I even suggested to replace it with a new one but she refuses it. Till now, her Unlani is still her comfort.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

12 years of togetherness

12 years ago, I said yes to my hubby's question when he asked me if I want to be his girlfriend. Following that very special day, he asked me to marry him (well..maybe its not a question, I thought its a sort of declaration that he will marry me soon and that he will never let go of me :D). I was in high spirits to hear it that I just gave him my big wide smile as my answer. Then and then, my happy ending just started.
We were college classmates. He had his own friends, I had my own. Our everyday communication was just a simple Hi and Hello. We basically mind our own businesses.
2 days after that special day, we took the November 2000 Electronics and Communications Engineer Licensure exam. As for the result, he passed the exam and I failed. He went to Laguna to pursue his career while I remained in Cebu to re-take the next licensure exam. When I passed the April 2001 board exam, I chose Cebu as my place to kick-off my professional career development. We tried long distance relationship for we thought that as long as there is constant communication, then we're good. However, our form of communication then was only text and call. We are not sure if its enough.  

We don't think we were good communicators then. 6 months later, I took the risk and decided to go after him. Work hinder us to spend valuable time with each other as we worked at different shifts (he's the night owl and I'm the early bird). Our new form of communication were love notes written in our Love Notebook. We had that setup for more than a year only. Things change when he got a new offer at Cavite and this time we have same working hours. We were able to date and get to know each other more. We were able to join and get to hang-out with our college classmates who were also at Laguna. 
It was the best set-up until another favorable offer in Cebu awaits. He accepted the offer and relocated in Cebu while I remained in Laguna (thought about 180 degrees shift of events, huh!) We were thankful though that he accepted it since its much closer in CDO plus he was able to save enough for our wedding. At that time, quitting my job was not my option. I love my first job ever, I love the people I have work with, the working environment is great, my mentors are the best and I thought the pay is good. As I told my dad about my plan, I remembered him telling us, that if we still have to live apart from each other after the wedding, we better not to get married at all as its no use starting a family with such set-up. We prayed and asked God's plan for us. We got married in 2005 and I relocated in Cebu to be with him.
A year after we got married, God bless us with a lovely little girl.
We have our highs and lows, but we we're able to manage it through the help of family, friends and God's guidance.
We argue a lot and get frustrated as ours was not a perfect marriage. Till now we continually learn to improve our communication skills.
We always struggle with our everyday conflicts, we are thankful that somehow we are still calm and at least end up with an agreement.
I had my tantrums and thank you Lord for giving him to me as he knows how to tame me. 
I am always be grateful that he choose me, and I'm so glad I choose him and Cebu to be with him. 
Today, here in Cebu together as God bless us again with an adorable little son, our love story continues. And I'm looking forward to live it for the rest of the journey.

Happy Anniversary!
Thank You Lord for this wonderful gift :D

October-Photo-A-Day Challenge: Day 31

Day 31 Prompt: Whatever I Please

My priceless gems!!!

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October-Photo-A-Day Challenge: Day 30

Day 30 Prompt: Clothes

Baby clothes are cutest clothes ever.

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October-Photo-A-Day Challenge: Day 29

Day 29 Prompt: Moon

Moonlight during the feast of San Narciso here in Lacion, Cebu.

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October-Photo-A-Day Challenge: Day 28

Day 28 Prompt: Looking Back

Looking back at my grad pictures some years back. Missing my college classmates.
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