I met a man four years ago, he was the one I want to jump in with into this black hole called love. We came from the opposite sides of the world with different cultures, different practices, different skin colours and different perspectives in life. He was everything that I did not expect fate would bring me. As cheesy as it may sound, he brought so much joy in this noiseless small world of mine. His zealousness in life and adventure was something that I want to be part of.
He became everything that I'm not and everything that I want to be. He was very different from all the rest, he was just himself. He was comfortable in his own skin and he spoke his mind. He was brave and strong. His confidence and his childlike thoughts about the world was a give away of how our conversations would be 40 years down the road. He gave me a reason to believe in myself and see the beauty in me.
The laughter he shared with me was something that I am grateful for, it is not everyday that you meet someone that could laugh about 'meatballs' , 'cupcakes', 'pigs and boars' and a lot more quirky things that involves 'piglets'. He was full of life and a lot of love.
I was sure when I met him that he would be part of me and that I have someone to watch many sunrises and sunsets with. I found my travel buddy, drinking partner and piggy half in him. He was my smile, my hope, my strength and he was my root. As Paulo Coelho quoted ..Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure. I found my treasure in him and for that I love him.
The 47 months, 4 weeks, 1 day, 7 hours, 53 minutes and 20 seconds that he has shared with me has been the happiest times of my life. I know that the best is yet to come. He has made me his world and his life. He made sure that I am loved, cared for and secured. He provided a life that I would choose a thousand times over, again and again, with no regrets. He protected me from life's harsh blows. He was there in my sunny days and stood by me in my rainy days.
He is you.
She was a damaged good from the start. Searching for the right time, the right place and the right person to be happy with. She spent her time honing her skills and picking up her pieces, she wanted to be whole for him. She was a person with a big heart and a lot of love to give. When she met him, she knew it was the start of a new journey. She knew he was special. She was ready for him.
She loved his zest for life, it was contagious. She started to love life and all the complexities that came with it. She started living rather than just existing. She understands now that there is so much more in life when you have someone beside you that you can be yourself. She can bare her soul to him, without any prejudice. When she is surrounded by his love there is no race and no religion. She can come undone and not be judged by who she was and who she is. Flaws and all, she was loved by him.
She loved him with all of her from the start. He deserved to be loved in return. She would love him forever and always. Her faithfulness to him is unconditional. Her happiness is his happiness. She will support all his endeavors in life. She will be his rock.
35,040 hours with him is what she has always wanted in life. 2,012,400 minutes to feel loved and protected has always been her dream. 126,144,000 seconds to laugh, to cry and be crazy with him is what she has envisioned. A lifetime with him will always be her hope.
She is me.
They were not always happy. They weathered life together. They became stronger. On love and happiness, they remain together. It will not be forgotten. They have each other.
You and me became possible because of your sacrifices and patience. You and me are together because we held on. What we have is not perfect but through imperfections we understand what beauty is. We might sometimes be oceans apart but does it matter? does time zones matter? No it doesn't.
Thanking you does not need an occasion. Thank you Nicholas for the love, faithfulness and unconditional support you have given me. May we remain each other's confidant. May we continue to share each other's aspirations and hopes in the future.
We will continue to travel and see the world together. We will laugh at the minuscule of things around us and find joy in everything we see. The years we spent together is nothing compared to the reasons why we love each other. Nick, you are my happiness and you are my home. My heart belongs to you and I hope you know that. We will dance more and drink our hearts out. We will get drunk and laugh like there is no tomorrow.
Nicholas, I love you and that is all I really wanted to say. I am grateful for you. When I start to reflect about my experiences in life, good and bad, I realised how much I have changed. I came to an understanding why things needed to happen as they did. If they never happened I wouldn’t have met you and I wouldn’t have been ready for you. I am happy now and I am looking forward to many years with you darling.
To more sunsets and sunrises. To more heavy metal music, to more G&T, to more Margarita, to more hugs and kisses.
Lastly, to more adventures together oinky.
Cheers! Salute! Kampay! Tagay!
That is us.
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