The Story of Us

January 11, 20xx

Few people know that I use lyrics of songs when I run out of words to express myself or just to inject some craziness into a conversation.

During the early parts of our chats, I used the following lyrics to express how I was in awe of you:

Can I touch you?
I can’t believe that you are real
How did I ever find you?

Today, I am in more awe of who you are, what you stand for, and just the totality of you.  But more than that, I am more amazed by a God who reminded me and remembered the list that I had built through the years and gave me so much more than what was on that list.

I used to wonder if the song “I knew I loved you before I met you” could be true because how could I have so much calm and peace, a peace that surpasses understanding, about a man who was 13 hours away from me and who I had not seen or even heard?

During the time when we stopped talking, I had a constant debate with God whether to continue praying for you – for your health, for your safety, for you to know Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour- because, why should I?  But in faithful obedience, I did.  Even when we were not talking, God reminded me about something on the list and it pointed back to you.  God truly moves in mysterious ways because here I am now, having said my vows before the Lord and men, standing before you as your wife.

Now, a stanza would not be enough to express my love for you so here’s the whole song:

Can I touch you?
I can’t believe that you are real
How did I ever find you?
You are the dream that saved my life
You are the reason I survived
Baby

I never thought that I could love
Someone as much as I love you
I know it’s crazy but it’s true
I never thought that I could need
Someone as much as I need you
I love you

Can I hold you?
Girl your smile lights up the sky
You are too beautiful for the human eye
You are the dream that never dies
You are the fire that burns inside
Baby

I never thought that I could love
Someone as much as I love you
I know it’s crazy but it’s true
I never thought that I could need
Someone as much as I need you
I love you

You are the sunshine in the sky
You are the sparkle in my eyes

I never thought that I could love
Someone as much as I need you
I know it’s crazy but it’s true
I know it’s true
I never thought that I could need
Someone as much as I need you
I love you

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The Power of Love

I never told you that I had this in mind – that was why it was easy for me to overlook your flaws and to be patient and to be persistent and to choose my battles with you.  You gave me a certain sense of calm and peace that no one else has given, aside from God, of course.  And so even when you were not talking, I knew we were ok…but not in the final days…so thank you for giving me that calmness and peace.

1 Corinthians 13

4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Quiet Love

I met someone who reminds me of these.  Sadly, this person is now no longer part of my life.  But because of this person, I know the meaning of these more concretely.

And so to you…thank you for having been part of my life, how ever short that might have been.  You showed me another side of me and another side of human kind  – that people like you exist.       : D :B

True love is not a strong impetuous passion.  It is, on the contrary, an element calm and deep.  It looks beyond mere externals and is attracted by qualities alone.  It is wise and discriminating, and its devotion is real and abiding.  – Ellen G. White

Love is so powerful.  If you’re being mistreated, or if someone has hurt you deeply, yield to that powerful force of Love inside of you.  Let it rise up so so strong in you that Love will overtake the hurt.  When you walk in Love, God is on your side.  Love never fails.  – Moira Dela Torre

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A. Coco
B. Piolo
C. Jamie Dornan – ang hirap irhyme

Note to self: proof why I did not shine bright like a diamond in the poetry class

Thoughts

When I go home late at night and the streets are almost empty, I think of you.  I think of you when I cross the street and see headlights approaching me.

 

I think of you when I am standing on the platform of a train station especially when it is crowded and people spill into other lanes like when a river inundates and floods the communities surrounding it.  I think of you when I am on the verge of that red area, teasing it, tempting, then I’ll hear the shrill sound of the guard’s whistle.  I know though that if I fall onto the tracks, you might be there to catch me.  I know you would be there if the train is already nearby.

 

I don’t quite understand why people are scared of you; why we don’t talk about you while you are as natural as the air we breathe; why many banish you from their thoughts when you cross their minds like that could ever make them escape you.  But I think of you many times.  I think of you when I am in bed at night and imagine that you would come when I am asleep…  Would you please be gentle?  I don’t want to feel any pain when you come.

 

And while you could also bring pain, how often have I thought of you when I was in pain, thinking that you would be the only one that could assuage whatever grief I was feeling?  The thought of you alone during those times had brought me imagined peace…imagined…because while you are as natural as breathing, as inhaling and exhaling, as sleeping and eating, meeting you to relieve my pain is an escape, an act of cowardice.

 

I know I will meet you one day.  That day is inevitable for as sure as the sun rises in the morning and is replaced by the moon at night, you will come…at an uncertain time.  Aaahh, there are so many uncertainties nowadays like the coming of the rain during the summer season in a tropical country…but you have never changed.  You have always been around.  I know you will come, though at an uncertain time.  I would like to be prepared for you.

 

ca. 2009