Today, 37 years ago

I met hubby back in college and we became instant friends. When he first profess his love for me, I had to turn him down due to our cultural differences. Yet we remain best of friends and moved on with our lives. We were there for each other's graduation day! That's how special we were/are for one another. Months later, a broken heart brought us back together and I was faced with a new dilemna as I see myself falling in love with him.

I made the decision to distance myself by trying my luck in the States. A "talk" with an ex-friend in the States changed my outlook in life! You can say that during those brief 4 months in the States, I came home a new person, with a new outlook and knowing what I want. And then I ask for a sign from GOD.

Our relationship then had been thru a lot of roller coaster ride. And it's not because of the two of us, we get along just fine... but because of those around us. It was the toughest decision I had to make in my entire life... and despite hurting those that I love, I believe and I know I made the right decision.

I don't believe much in "soul mates" but 37 years ago (today) my better half and the father of my kids was born... It wasn't love at first sight... It was a friendship that developed to a lasting relationship. It was a relationship full of love, trust and honesty... And the day we say "I do", I know that he loves more than I love him.

The message below was from the card I gave to him 13 years ago...

"The clouds turned grey...
the volcanoes erupted furiously...
the creatures were terrified...
Then you were born."

Happy Birthday to my Hubby!!!

I love you very very much! mwaaaaah!

This song is dedicated to you!

For all those times you stood by me
For all the truth that you made me see
For all the joy you brought to my life
For all the wrong that you made right
For every dream you made come true
For all the love I found in you
I'll be forever thankful baby
You're the one who held me up
Never let me fall
You're the one who saw me through through it all
You were my strength when I was weak
You were my voice when I couldn't speak
You were my eyes when I couldn't see
You saw the best there was in me
Lifted me up when I couldn't reach
You gave me faith 'cause you believed
I'm everything I am
Because you loved me
You gave me wings and made me fly
You touched my hand I could touch the sky
I lost my faith, you gave it back to me
You said no star was out of reach
You stood by me and I stood tall
I had your love I had it all
I'm grateful for each day you gave me
Maybe I don't know that much
But I know this much is true
I was blessed because I was loved by you


thescrubsfamily said...

Hello Jo! From Jo. Well, I am the other Jo. What was the cultural difference? Just wondering.

TinTin said...

Is it your anniversary? Happy anniverary.

Oh, and I'm wondering too about the cultural diff. Just tell me if I'm being nosey. =)

TinTin said...

Okay, is it his BIRTHDAY? I'm sorry. Happy B-day to him then! Hehe, excuse me.

JO said...

Hi Tintin/(the other) Jo,

Its hubby's bday not anniversary.

About the cultural differences... I may have used the wrong term here... anyway it only means that I'm pure chinese and he is pure filipino. And if you are familiar with the "traditional" chinese family, you only marry your own kind (in other words, both should be chinese).

Sorry for the confusion...

denden said...

belated happy birthday to your hubby!

such a sweet tribute :)

Vintage Star said...

this is sweet. yes, studying in dlsu, i was very aware of the differences. i had a crush on a chinese classmate, chinese na, super rich pa, so i thought nothing would come out of it. then i found out he had a crush on me too. kilig ako.

JO said...