Today is a very special day for me. I can’t say what the date is as you read this, but here in the Philippines, it is August 9th as this is published. August 9 is a day that holds a lot of memories for me, and I wanted to share some of those memories here.
You see, August 9 is our wedding anniversary. Today, we have been married for 17 years. In today’s world, 17 years is a long time to be married to the same person. Having made it 17 years, I have no doubt in my mind that we will be together for the rest of our lives. We have been through some hard times together, thankfully few of them. We have been through some great times together, thankfully many of those. What I know for sure is that through the bad and the good, Feyma is the person that I want to share it with for all of my days.
We married in General Santos City on August 9, 1990. Feyma arrived in the States on January 5, 1991, and we lived there until May of 2000, when we pulled up our well established roots in the USA and relocated to the Philippines. Moving here was not an easy thing to get through. Events happened that could have easily torn a marriage apart, but we were able to overcome those problems. I think that our marriage is stronger today than ever before, and I feel that Feyma would say the same thing. Feyma is my constant partner that can help me when it is needed, comfort me when I am down, and cheer for me when I do something great. There is no other person that I would want in that position.
All I can say now is – Happy Anniversary, Honey. It’s been a great 17 years, and I look forward to all the years yet to come. Guihigugma Ko Ikaw.