MARC JUSTIN TEE & FRITZIE FAYE CABIAL
Soulmates and Unconditional Love
Time check, 3:00am of April 22, 2018, the after party of our wedding is about to wrap up. I am sitting down in a chair, willing myself to fight off the affects of fatigue. I look up and see all our friends dancing and having a good time. Then I see my husband walking towards me, he hugs me then kisses me. We both take a panoramic look at our ballroom, which by then is being disassembled already, after which I tell him “Love, we’ve made it! What a wedding!” I place my head on his chest, and then I glance at my left hand and see my engagement ring, I suddenly remember where all this started.
January 20, 2017, one day before Justin’s 30th birthday. We were on our first day of our holiday in London. The trip was actually my birthday gift to him but little did I know that I would be the one receiving the greatest gift of my life. Justin had everything planned out. He hired a photographer and told me she would only take our photos as we do our little sightseeing in London. When we got to our last spot, our photographer positioned us for the perfect photo, I just thought it was another picture, but suddenly Justin got down on one knee and proposed to me. Of course I said yes! The words of affirmation just came out easily because I have always imagined myself walking down the aisle and seeing him at the very end of it. It was just a matter of when. And since marriage is a new chapter in one’s life, we chose April 21, 2018 for our wedding date—a day after our 5th anniversary.
Months leading to that very important day were not easy. In fact, it was during the wedding planning when we had the most number of disagreements. From the theme, the invitation, the entourage dresses, up to the song choices, you name it, we probably argued about it.
But for some unknown reason, we would always settle and accept our differences, and eventually find our way back to each other.
I look at Justin as my vow went “that’s why when you asked to be my partner I said yes in a heartbeat because I realize that your heart is all the I’ll ever need”
April 21, 2018 at exactly 3:05 in the afternoon, I married my greatest love. With the help and support of our friends and loved ones, we were able to pull off our dream wedding. The ballroom was beautifully decorated, just the way we imagined it to be. The food was delicious. Everyone was having an amazing time with the games and performances we prepared. Of course there were “booboo” moments, but none of those negative events mattered anymore because at that very moment, a moment filled with love and celebration, we only could find the beauty in everything.
Just like what our married lives will be. We may not necessarily have enough money to buy our dream car or dream house, but we won’t care as much as we thought we would. Our dreams don’t include these things anymore. Instead we’ll dream of happiness. Happiness by just being with each other and with the people we love and love us.
Just like what we did during our wedding planning, we’ll work hard every day.
Some days we’ll starve and some days we’ll thrive, but we’ll love the hard work because it’s hard but it’s not difficult. But at the end of the day it’s all about that one great love we spent our lives looking for, and we’ll know it because it feels right, it feels unconditional.
“At the end of the day it’s all about that one great love we spent our lives looking for, and we’ll know it because it feels right, it feels unconditional. “
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