After few days of posting my blog about Posing for Belotti Couture, Mark shared this video from one of Oprah’s Life Class episodes:
Oh before I forget, I would like to thank all of those who sent me messages, posted their comments via different sorts of social networking and even to those who called after reading that post – thanks mucho! Going back to the video, I was amazed how we kinda discussed the same points as if I sat next to Rick Warren, Nick Vujicic and Oprah before writing that earlier post (how I wish! I just met Nick few years ago at Hillsong London, very inspiring bloke). Truly all things work together for good and we all have a choice. And I choose to give all the glory to God as I am nothing without Him.
Today is a special day as Mark celebrates his 32 years of existence. Happy birthday B!
O diba, ang gwapo parin parang 23 years old lang? Lol. No Hotel-Negresco-Surprise-Party like last year as he wanted to stay at home and save the celebration when we go on our booked holidays few weeks from now. I’m excited! Anyway, I was skyping with one of my closest cousins in Manila few days ago and we were sharing our day-to-day married lives. When we were younger, we used to talk about our dreams (we even wanted to open an exclusive school one day), what to wear on school parties, student projects, etc. Now, we are both happily married talking about our dear husbands, her son and my future baby, our current career, what to cook, and all those wifey stuff.
It’s been two years exactly since Mark popped the magic question (oh without the ring yet as he did the whole diamond-candles-music-champagne-surprise-proposal on my birthday, a month later). I think he asked me on his birthday para hindi ako maka-hindi, peace baby, lol. But frankly, that was one of the best decisions I ever made and I’m so thankful that I chose someone who brought me even closer to God. Did you know that Mark leads the prayer every night before we go to sleep? Super sweet – kinikilig na naman ako! I think that’s what makes us stronger day by day – putting God first in the centre of our lives. Like all couples, our married life is not perfect. It’s given that we both have our differences and like they say, we are still in our adjustment period (1 year and 3 months palang kaming married). So it’s normal that we sometimes disagree with each other’s opinion, sometimes we kinda get into each other’s nerves. I don’t know what goes in my husband’s head during these times (he’ll just admit those pag bati na kami). Admittedly, there were times when I wanted to just pack my bag and fly to New York! Lol. But I’m always reminded by Ephesians 5:22-33, “Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, His body, of which He is the Saviour. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything“. I choose to apply those words not just when things are going well, but especially during tough times. I choose to pray for us instead of bitching over the circumstances (as what I would do if I hadn’t known who I have in my life). Few weeks ago, we both faced some financial difficulties brought by the wrong decisions in the past. We chose to believe that God is on top of everything, that He will supply all our needs according to His riches and glory (Philippians 4:19). We held hands as we pray every night and viola, we may not have won the lottery (oh not just yet), but we are better off as we live in God’s grace and all things work together for good.
I am also grateful that I found someone who brings out the best in me. They say, in every man’s success, there’s a woman behind. Well, I can proudly say, that behind all those photos, those posts and other things - there’s a supportive and loving husband. Mark inspires me to be the best wife I could be and be the best mom to our future kids one day.
Again, I feel so blessed – parang ako yung may birthday. Hahaha.
Have a blessed Sunday guys, spread the love xxx