This could be the start of something new, it feels so right to be here with you…”
It was Friday, 12th of July 2013, a month after our 2nd year anniversary when Ge asked me to marry him. Or should I say when I officially said yes? :)
It was few minutes before 12am that night. I came out late from work because we had a Production implementation and Ge was already waiting for me outside our office building (tinubuan na ng ugat at lumot). We walked straight to the bus stop. That’s when he invited me to go with him in a “beautiful museum” somewhere and he said I would love to take pictures there (ako na talagang mahilig mag-picture!). I know it’s our 25th monthsary and I made him wait for hours but it has been a long day for me and I already feel so tired, so I told him that we’ll just go the next day. He insisted saying that it won’t take long.
That’s when I knew there was something. You know, women have this natural instinct. I’m not saying that it’s always true but when you’ve known each other long enough, a slight change in routine can trigger a hint. *wink wink* Also, Ge is not good at surprises, I always catch him halfway when he’s trying to accomplish something for me and while I appreciate his effort and time, I drive him crazy because I spoil the good part. :P
I felt that night that he was going to propose and though I have an idea, I don’t exactly know when and how it would happen. That’s the surprise part. :)
So there, we went to a hotel/boutique near Clarke Quay and I was brought to a room filled with pink and white balloons, rose petals and candle lights. It was like a scene from a romantic movie. Beautiful and thoughtful.
He fell to his knees, delivered his speech and popped the famous question. And that was the start of the rest of our lives…
Just a bit of backstory:
• Ge teamed up with his friend Lea to prepare this proposal.
• They inflated around 400 hundred balloons by themselves.
• It took them 4-5 hours to finish up.
• It was supposed to be a dinner date but since I was held up in the office, the dinner part was cancelled.
• The original ring was too big. We had to exchange it first before I can wear it. :))
• This was not the first time that Ge asked me to marry him. (another reason why I knew hee!)
It was actually the third time. :)
I didn’t know what to say during the first and second time. In both times, I was just crying. I love him and throughout our dating relationship, we’ve been talking about marriage every once in a while. But it’s different pala when you’re actually faced with the situation. Of course, we all want to end up with the person we’re with but I realized it isn’t like a fairy tale or a romantic movie where girls just say YES without any apprehensions.
I’m not sure if it’s just me but it’s one of the most important decisions a person will ever make in their life. So for me, I want to make sure that it’s not just my will. I seek the Lord. It took me days to finally said ‘yes’ with certainty that I want us to be married, too. It felt so good to have God’s blessing and to know in my heart, that I am with the man He chose for me. :)
I am grateful for Ge who waited patiently for my answer and who never stopped pursuing me. My delay did not dishearten him.
And I praise God for all His glory and faithfulness to us. Ge and I are not perfect but God made us perfect for each other. He made things fall into the right place and time. :)