Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Secret

Nobody knows we were married.... I was then a 3rd year Psychology major university student while my husband was a coed in an electrical engineering field and a budding musician when we tied the knots and swear to love one another till death do us part..

Except that we don’t have a knot to tie us nor rings to bind our love. Actually we were both wearing Hanes t-shirt and jeans when the marriage rites were pronounced by Rev. Aquilino Navarro of the Manila City Hall in Taft Avenue Manila in March 21, 1985... As I told you, we were college students then when my boyfriend asked me to marry him; no fuss, no buzz... Actually it was a surprise, he picked me up in my college dormitory for a date then he brought me there and that was it.. And nobody knows..

For one reason, he married me because he loves me and we deeply love each other.. On the other hand it occurred to me that maybe he thought that the best remedy to a jealous girlfriend is to marry her to shut her up.. Hahaha..

You can’t blame me why I was a jealous girlfriend.. in a very small town such as ours, you are lucky to find a cute guy as handsome, talented and good-hearted as he is.. When I first met him, opps correction, actually when he first met me, he told me that I was running to meet up with my classmates. He said I was wearing my high school fatigue uniform in time for our COCC training.. I never saw him but he saw me.. He said that the first time he laid eyes on me, he felt curious as to who I am.. He said it was kind of 'love at first sight..'


We actually came from the same hometown called Baras, Rizal with a population of not over 24,000 in 1981. Such a small town so everybody almost knows everyone except the two of us.. I was a kind of ‘Home-School-Church’ kind of girl during that time and I only knew those around my circle. While him is one among the famous guys, playing music with his childhood buddies and doing what the 'trying-to-be-bad-boys' does.

Anyway, he found out that I was a choir member in our church and so he became a member too to get to know me. He approached me through his friends and we became acquainted and gradually became friends. He introduced me to his world and I actually became part of his buddies. They had a band called Orchids and d' Rose. They always picked me up during their practice and during those times, he found the courage to court me..(He doesn't know I already had huge crush on him..) He's such a rascal to others but a shy guy when in front of me.. Hehehe, I guess this cute guy really is in love, eh?

Well, that's how our love story goes..

It took a year before our parents realized that we were already married. It was by mere accident when my big brother found our marriage contract beneath my Psychological Testing (4th Edition) textbook by Anne Anastasi.. It was kind of dumb for me to use our secret marriage license as a book marker, but there it goes, the secret revealed.. The worst was, we never faced their wrath but then they decided to arrange a formal wedding in the church instead but we declined..

The confidence of youth.. we thought that we can take care of ourselves.. A trying-hard independent couple wanting to show the world that we can rule out and we can make it… And yes we're right, we did..

The wedding photo below was actually taken to commemorate our 21st wedding anniversary. We haven't had a formal wedding yet up to this date.. But here we are, still very much in love with each other as the times goes by..


We’ll soon be having our grand wedding of our 25th anniversary.. All of you are invited..

May the love flows on Valentines Day.. Happy hearts day everyone..!

This is us, today..


with love,

and BAYANI of caviaoskie (http://caviaoskie.blogspot.com)

23 comments:

Patti Cakes said...

Beautiful story and beautiful photo of the two of you. Thanks for sharing.

I met my husband in church. We were leaving the church and met, said hello, small talk. You know. Then suddenly I heard an audible voice say "This is your husband!"

We knew each other 3 days and he asked me to marry him. We got married 3 weeks later. In April we will celebrate our 20th anniversary.

Deanna said...

Oh my god....what a sweet love story. Thank you for sharing that with us Loida. You know...I always wonder how spouses met one another and how they fell in love.

I'll have to do one for me and Marshall.

Have a great day!
Deanna :D

Tigerlilly said...

What a love story! Thank you for sharing it with us. If I was closer I would love to attend your wedding... you will have to share pictures.

I love your pictures.. you are a stunning couple.

2L3Bs World said...

to PATTI CAKES;
Thanks a lot for the comments. your love story really melts my heart.. i believed each one of us has its own soulmates.. i'm glad we found ours soon enough..
Happy Valentines my friend..
care, loida of 2L3B's

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to DEANNA:
my dearest Deanna,
I'd been longing to hear your love story. I believed Marshall and you have a wonderful beginning.. Please tickle us.. It would be fun to share how the love begins especially this Valentines....

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to TIGERLILLY
Hahaha, yes you are invited and we might be in Canada by then so it would be nearer. We'll up-date you later.. Thanks a lot my friend and hope to see you soon. God bless you and your lovely family. Happy Valentines..
care,
Loida or 2L3B's

The Pink Bird House said...

Loida, loved hearing your story of how you met your soul-mate. I love so much hearing the stories of how couples have found each other, it is sometimes the most interesting thing about us! Funny how life works out at times and puts that one special person right there in our path. Yours is an especially interesting story, so thanks so much for sharing with all. I should too, perhaps do one on how my husband and I met. An ocean apart from each other, worlds really, and yet here we are after almost 28 years, still together, and it gets better all the time! have a great day. Debby

2L3Bs World said...

to THE PINK BIRD HOUSE:

Dearest Debbie, I hadn't realized you'd been married for 28 years... and imagine you just met him through writing.. That's really amazing..! Love really is a wonderful feeling..
May this Valentines brings you and your husband more love and happiness.. Happy hearts day my friend. We would really like to know more how your love grows..

Care, Loida

Midlife, menopause, mistakes and random stuff... said...

Loida,
Your sweet story touched my heart and what a tribute to your husband of these many years.
My love story with Prince is a sweet one as well. I couldn't imagine life without him.
You take care of yourself and that beautiful family you have and Happy Valentine's day to you as well. You're a REAL sweetheart :=)

Steady On
Reggie Girl

themousepotato said...

wow..what a lovely story. you guys are really meant for each other!

C Maisy said...

I have to tell you....i'm so happy you stopped at my blog. Now i can follow yours. it's is so great. thanks for putting up so many pics. it's really interesting to see yoru life.
can't wait to get the time i need to really read it word for word!
Happy V-day!

dot&co. said...

wow! ate loida, you never fail to amaze me... you continue to be an inspiration to us, you and the kids... i'm happy to have met you...

by the way, i like the new format of your blog and all its 'stuff'!

blogging is really fun eh? my seester is now into it too, sobrang na-influence ko raw siya, hahaha!

all our love,
dot&co.

~~ATTIC CLUTTER~~ said...

HI loida of 2L3B's
Oh Lovely post today (:) I am so happy you are both so happy (:)
Thanks for the sweet words you left behind for me to savor in ..(:)hugs, Patty

2L3Bs World said...

to MIDLIFE, MENOPAUSE, MISTAKES AND RANDOM STUFF
Dearest Reggy, please tell us your love story.. That would be interesting.. Tahnks for droppping by.. It's Valentines today.. may I again greet you and your Prince a HAPPY VALENTINES..

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to THE MOUSEPOTATO
Thanks a lot... We really appreciate your comments. we used to drop by your blogs and your post really enlighten us.. Thanks a lot..Have a happy Valentines my friend..

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to C MACY
Thanks a lot for dropping.. We are glad that you liked our love story.. We would love to read more about you, thanks that I had met you my friend.. Happy Valentines..

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to DOT&Co

Dearest Dot and Family...
Happy Valentines, what a surprise..
What's your plan for today? I hope you'll gonna have a splendid time together. What about going with me to Changping? Pls call me..

I'm touched that you liked my up-dates.. I'm sure your sister will gonna enjoy doing this too.. What a relaxing way to pour your hearts out, right..? Hehehe..

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to ATTIC CLUTTER
Dear Patty,
Thanks for sending us a comment.. Hope your day today will be filled with love.. It's Valentines and hearts is all around us.. have a lovely day my friend..

BlogusVox said...

Hehehe, okay ang labstory nyo ah. Okay rin ang hubby mo. He knows how to shut you up. My kumander is also like that. She won't shut up until I do what she wants. : )

2L3Bs World said...

to BLOGUSVOX:
hi there.. hahaha, yeah you're right.. regards to your kumander. so how was your valentines? thanks for dropping by and see you again soon..
best regards,
loida

Marilyn said...

Loved reading your Love Story. Thank you for finding my Blog. Always wonderful to find another Blog Friend!
My Hubby & I were High School Sweethearts. Now almost 41 years later he is still my Sweetheart.
Until Later!
Love, Marilyn

Danette said...

I love your LOVE story!!!
What a beautiful couple you are. I have always adored Asian people & think they are the most beautiful people God designed.
Thanks so much for following my blog. I'm going to keep up with you as well.
~Danette

Danette said...

P.S.
I have been married to the love of my life for 25 years. We met when I was only 15. It was love at first sight for both of us as well.

Patty said...

Oh, I love those photos. How sweet. And the story is just a sweet.

Midlife, menopause, mistakes and random stuff... said...

Okay Loida.....I WILL tell My love story. It is a sweet one and Prince changed my life.
Give us a few days to get our new lovenest in order and I'll tell the story. It is the story dearest and nearest to my heart.
I'm glad that we have made friends you and I :)

Steady On
Reggie Girl

2L3Bs World said...

to MARILYN:
Wow, 41 years..! Such a gift of love and I admire you so much.. You're such an inspiration. Thanks so much my friend..

to DANNETTE:
Thanks again Dannette especially for liking Asian people like us.
Trust me, we will always follow your blogs. I found it so full of love and we really admire people who are full of love in their hearts.. Nice knowing that you'd been married for 25 years.. Us will be soon and I would surely know how it would feel after reading your up-dates.. Thanks so much my friend.

to PATTY:
Thanks a lot for dropping bye my dear friend.. God bless and have a nice day..

to MIDLIFE, MENOPAUSE, MISTAKES and RANDOM STUFF:
Dear Reggie,
I'm excited to hear the love story of you and your Prince.. Don't worry please take your time. I understand how hard it would be to move.. Glad that you finally found your love nest.. And my friend, please give me your postal address so we can send you something as a housewarming gift.. Kindly use my safe e-mail address: loida@swissengineering.com.hk
Hugs from China,
Loida of 2L3B's

Amie said...

I am so grateful you happened to stumble on my blog. Your love story is very similar to how I met my ex husband (BTW' he is also a musician there in china) and how we got married, the difference is, ours didn't have that "they live happily ever after" ending. Thanks also for your prayer for my friend Ron. God bless your lovely family always.

2L3Bs World said...

to AMIE:
Whoa, what a coincidence..! I just hope that yours had a good ending too. Anyway, maybe it's part of God's plan.. Hope you well my friend and hope to see you around..
God bless.

Heart of Rachel said...

Thank you for sharing your love story. It's wonderful how your love remained strong through the years. Wishing you many more happy and memorable years ahead.

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