My Best Friend, the Best Hubby and the Best Dad

I wasn't able to write something about Father's day... so this entry is a combination of the best dad, the best hubby and my best friend!

THE FIRST TIME WE MET, he was my first partner when I decided to work part time in school as Student Assistants [SAs] in the computer lab. We became very good friends. You can say we were "lab" partner that later on become "love" partner.

THE FIRST TIME HE PROFESS HIS LOVE FOR ME, I had to turn him down. We were still in College and I feel like it will only interfere with my studies [naks]... at the same time, I know that he will not be accepted in my family. Sad to say, he failed one subject because of me.

FIRST SIGN OF LOVE. The first gift I ever received from hubby [then friend only] was 3 yellow roses on my birthday. It was also the first time I ever received flowers in my whole life... He was such a "torpe" that he had to ask somebody to give it to me. I still have one of the yellow roses... its in one of my scrapbook.

OUR FIRST "UNOFFICIAL" DATE. McDonald's in Harrison Plaza... we then discovered that we both eat our burgers plain [no ketchup, no mustard, no pickles... just the bun, the burger and a slice of cheese].

FIRST CHRISTMAS GIFT. When I was in college, the craze that was starting then were pigs... He told me that he looked really hard to get me 3 different sizes of pig stuff toy. And again, because he was too shy, he had to ask somebody to give it to me. Hehehe... I still have the smallest pig with me which was inherited by my daughter. She knows that she needs to take good care of it as it has sentimental value.

FIRST VALENTINE's GIFT. It was a children's book entitled "The Giving Tree" by Shel Silverstein. My son brought that book one day for his show and tell, and he said that the teacher even read the dedication that was on the first page. Hubby is really such a giving person.

SECOND TIME AROUND, we had a mutual understanding but no commitment. This was already 3 years after graduation. I left for the US then and wasn't sure if I will be coming back. I would received a letter/card from him every week [emails were non-existent to me then]! But then, I did came back and he patiently waits for me to be ready for him. He was a shoulder to cry on when I went through the most difficult time in my life.

SECURE. He's not the jealous-type!

GOD-FEARING. Because of him, I started attending Sunday mass. He is a devoted Catholic! He doesn't mind our racial differences, nor our difference in opinion at times... what's more important to him is that we share the same religion.

LOVING AND CHEAP. Whenever there's a special occasion, his favorite gift to me is "pagmamahal" [lots of love]. And whenever I ask him for his wish list for birthdays or Christmas, he would answer "pagmamahal" [even though he got plenty of this already]...

On the 37th week of my first pregnancy, I was having some difficulty walking already but since I know I wasn't due for at least 2 more weeks, I allowed hubby to make one last trip to La Union and Baguio [he was always on the road due to the nature of his job then]. That day he told me "don't give birth yet, I will be back in 3 days." He left 7am, and I left for the office as well. By lunch time, I knew something was wrong, so I decided to take the rest of the day off and see my OB. Due to my high blood pressure, my doctor advice me to check myself in. I couldn't get hold of hubby then, so I called his parent's house and left message with the maid to get in touch with him or at least tell my inlaws. I got hold of hubby around 7pm, I told him not to come home that night since I know that I am not ready to give birth yet, I was just under observation. Come 11pm, he walked into my room! Imagine, he drove 4 hours from Baguio to Manila just to be with me!

My daughter wrote in her journal -- "I love my dad because he plays with me and read me bedtime stories."

  • He takes the kids to the park for biking and playing.
  • He plays chess, monopoly, cards, sungka [etc] with them.
  • He reads them bedtime stories almost every night.
  • He also prays with them every night.
  • He's in charge of the kids every morning and on weekends [since I started working].
  • and sometimes sit with the kids to do their homeworks.
  • He spoils them by bringing them to Burger King or McDonald's for some fun in the play area and some snack
  • and by letting them play computer/gameboys/nintendo even without cleaning their rooms [which is always my condition/requirement].



Junnie said...

Happy Birthday!!! no better way to celebrate it but with your lovedones...and soon with your family in Manila woohoo!!!! May God bless you with good health....mukhang hiyang ulit ah.

evi said...

harrison plaza... this is so close to my college bestfriend's house kaya naman when i read it here, it reminded me of many memories.

ako din.. i want my burger plain. same talaga - bun, patty and cheese.

wow! bilib naman ako... you remember all your first.

Linnor said...

Happy birthday to hubby! It's always nice to look back at these precious first moments....

Heart of Rachel said...

Happy Birthday to your hubby. Thank you for sharing these wonderful and sweet memories. Having a wonderful partner in life makes every experience more meaningful, every struggle seem easier and every triumph worth celebrating.

gracita said...

hubby is sooooo sweet jo! honestly, it amazes me that he waited that long for you - college and until after! it just means that he really loves you.

you're very lucky to have him in your life! :)

lady cess said...

uy, naglabasan ang mga langgam sa post na to , hehehe. happy birthday to your husband, and many many more blissful years to all of you.

JO said...

Hi Junnie,
Maraming salamat! Lumalaki ba ulit?

Hi Evi,
It is always good to reminisce the good ole days, di ba?

Hi Linnor,

JO said...

Hi Rach,
We had a happy day yesterday! We just celebrated it as a family... no guests or party this time.

Hi Gracita,
Yup, he waited for almost 4 years before it officially become "us".

Hi Cess,
Thanks! May pera daw darating pag mag langgam ang bahay mo, di ba??? hehehe.

tintin said...

Oh wow, you've got a keeper there Jo! What a great dad/husband/man!

MrsPartyGirl said...

ang sweet naman jo, a beautiful tribute to the great love of your life. happy birthday! i hope he had a great one :)

JO said...

Hi Tintin and Meeya,
Thanks a lot!

MommyBa said...

Happy birthday to your DH! I can't wait to meet both of you very soon! You're one lucky girl!!!

JO said...

Hi Liz,
Can't wait to meet you too... though its going to be at a party, hope we'd have time for chitchat, otherwise, we might have to do another EB just the 2 of us or with some other bloggers.

Raquel said...

He-he, he failed one subject because of you. Yeah naks talaga, hahaha. Ang sweet naman ni hubby mo Jo, nakakataba puso when he drove 4 hours just to be with you.

Belated Happy Birthday!

JO said...

Hi Raquel,
Yup, he's sweet in his own ways... he doesn't shower me with gifts and flowers, but I have tons and tons of love, security and support.