Kahapon, dapat ipapa-print ko yung letter na binasa ni Jonalyn dun sa ‘proposal’. Yun nga lang kulang sa sa oras dahil after ng Amazing Race ng company namin sa Tagaytay, e nag-Amazing Race naman ako ulit sa Manila for the ring and flowers. Kaya sa phone ko na lang din pinabasa yung message na tinype ko habang nasa MRT ako pa Quezon City nung umaga na iyon. Dahil hindi masyadong malinaw sa nakuhanang video sa baba, ito yung nilalaman nung sulat:
March 9, 2014
Sorry for the headaches that I have given you this past few days. Stressed out lang kasi ako dahil akala ko, this moment will not come on this day. But having you reading this letter would prove otherwise.
We have been together for past many years now. Sorry kung ngayon lang dumating ang moment na ito dahil na rin sa mga priorities ko. Pero ito na ito at feeling ko naman alam mo na kung ano ito.
Pagkatapos ng pagkakataong ito at kung ano man yung kasunod nito, alam ko naman na walang magbabago bukod sa mga sumusunod:
Una, magbabago na yung buong pangalan mo pati na yung pirma mo.
Pangalawa, maisasama ko na kayo sa mga health at insurance benefits ko.
Pangatlo, lalaki yung tax exemption ko at gayun din ang take home pay ko.
At huli, wala ka na dahilan para hindi gawin yung third baby natin.
Thank you for being a part of my life and as I quote a dear friend of ours, “dalawang araw lang kita sa buhay ko mamahalin, ‘araw araw'”.
Ready ka na ba?
To Jonalyn for being the reason of all these commotion.
To my son Asher for having a birthday that made it possible to have the two events happening once and freeing myself of the effort of putting ‘the people’ back together in one place.
To my daughter Joy for being the professional photographer without the professional fee.
To my brother Jig and friend Ronnel for helping me making the surprise happen.
To a cousin of mine who don’t want to be acknowledged, for the financial support. (Mahirap magtago ng pera na hindi dadaan sa ATM na hawak ni Jonalyn at sa Savings Account na laging sinisilip online)
To the golds shop in Ongpin Street in Manila and the flower shop in Dangwa (also in Manila).
To my parents and to Mama Alice for the pledges for the Birthday Party.
To family and friends who were there and also those who were there in spirit. Sorry dun sa mga hindi pala namin nainvite. Alam na. Financial reasons.
For MISNet for holding a Kick-Off and Company outing that gave me an excuse to get out of the house.
For the Facebook friends who gave their likes to my profile picture. This only implies that people still believe in true love and that the faith in humanity is restored for a while.
To the people of McDonald’s Mindanao Avenue for holding the event and for being kasabwat(s).
Last but not the least, kay Papa Lord for making this happen. During that week before kasi, akala ko hindi na mangyayari yung plan ko. Still He enlightened me at nung nagbigay na Siya ng sign at blessing, everything fell into place.
I know that the next question would be is that ‘when will the wedding be?’. The most specific answer for now is I guess around three years from now. This is the time when the third baby is old enough to walk down the aisle as a ringbearer or a flower girl or one of each. Lol.
Secret na lang yun sa civil wedding that would be happening soon. Para maayos na yung mga papers namin.