Thursday, October 16, 2014

Anniversary Celebration at Home

I was working at a Catholic school when I met my husband  through an online dating site.  It was around  October  of 2002 when he found my profile online.  After five months of communicating online, overseas calls, and love letters, he came to see me in March of  2003.  I remember being so stressed on those times because I have my final defense for my my thesis that day and  travel to Manila that night to fetch him at the airport  the next day.  I think I look like a zombie when we first met at airport lol.    Defending my thesis  and   meeting him for the first time was too much.  I don't know how I passed  my defense but glad that I did.

He decided to came to see me in March  as his graduation gift for me.  I was warned not to  attend my graduation if I am taking him,  but being rebellious that I am, I attended and made him  escort me on the stage when I received my diploma anyway.  I deserve  to be there, I work hard for it, and I deserve to take whoever I want.     I smile every time I remember it though.
 Five months after that, he came back and we got married in Civil.  Our civil wedding was just a formality  because  it was  against the school's policy for an employee to  be with someone when you aren't married.  Literally though, we were not  together all the time as we were miles apart but  since we both  fell in love online and our  physical meeting  sealed it up, we went ahead and got married.
A year after our civil wedding,  we got married again in church before I migrated here in the US.  So fast forward 11 years, here we are.  Still very much in love and very blessed with two  lovely children.  
We get to celebrate two  weddings in a year and the kids thinks it is so cool and romantic lol.
We had a fun celebration.  We attended church in the morning and then had dinner at the restaurant.  We spent the rest of the  day with the kids, just having fun and being silly.  Our daughter baked us an anniversary  cake which I will post at my food blog soon.
I couldn't ask for more.  God truly gave me a wonderful life with a  loving husband and precious kids.
I must have done something good to be blessed like this, for that, I thank God  always!


  1. What a lovely story, thank you for sharing.

  2. Such a romantic story. We also had 2 weddings! A small ceremony out of formality so I could become a member of our church on June 1st and a big vow renewal with reception on November 3rd!

  3. What a great story. Thanks for sharing! Lovely pictures too!

  4. sounds a blessing and fortunate family you have here, very nice and thanks for sharing your story.

  5. Sweet story! Glad you had a good anniversary! The kids love spending time with you two!

  6. Happy anniversary! We too have two anniversaries but the civil took place on a leap year. LOL. More blessings to come your way!

  7. Very sweet love story sis, so nice to reminisce those happy in love days of our lives :)

  8. God Bless you both on your anniversary-I loved reading about your love story. My cousin met his wife that way many years ago long before the internet. They were pen pals for over a year and then he went out to meet her in Manila and the rest is history. They've been together for over 30 years now.
    Congratulations to you both!

  9. Your family always looks so happy! :)

  10. happy anniversary sis rose, cheers to more love, blessings and good health to your family! :)

  11. Our parents just celebrated their 39th Wedding Anniversary yesterday and we just had a hearty but delicious lunch at home! We also went to SM to watch a movie and it was awesome! I had fun though.. :D


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