Friday, February 1, 2013

Love Love Love

Today is the first day of February. Shortest month of the year yet it's the sweetest month of all. However, I've got feelings of happiness and sadness at the same time about this month.

Happy because it's the LOVE month where love is being celebrated in a special way. My hubby and I put together plans to go out of town somewhere charming and romantic for Valentines.

On the other hand, it's sad because he leaves in 2 weeks! :( Unfortunately, he is only here for 6 months because of his tourist visa so he needs to return home.

However, I still feel thankful because not every Filipino gets a chance to be granted a US visa, you know (Hope Obama does something about this!lol). It made our loooong distance relationship bearable and possible by his constant sojourns.

Since 2009, he's gone here to visit me back and forth 5 times already. Imagining how much of his fortune he had spent on me, I just couldn't find words. In casino, it's like giving away all your chips and risking it all. Did I just compared his love to a poker game? I didn't even know how to play? hahaha.

Anyway, that's what love can do. Love is a big risk and a huge sacrifice. Even Christ made a big risk of giving up his life just to save us from our sins (1 Corinthians 15:3). God wouldn't be able to sacrifice His son's life as well if not for His great love for humanity (John 3:16). As we all know, love conquers all.
"And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love." 1 Corinthians 13:13
Flashback 5 years ago, I recall that it was at this month where we had our first date ever. We were just friends then and it's not that we planned to go on a date but it all happened out of the clear blue sky.

It was on February of 2008 when he invited me and my cousins to go see a movie because he got complimentary passes (courtesy of Ninang Doris). For some reason, my cousins weren't all available to come because they got stuck at work so it was just us two who went and see the movie. It's like the universe conspired that night to bring us closer. Here is our first ever picture together:

This is our first dorky picture on our first date.  lol 
Incidentally, it's our 5th year in the US this month. We applied for US citizenship already and currently waiting for our interview appointment to pop up in the mail around this month. After that I can finally petition my husband so he can live here permanently too! All our waiting will finally pay off in just a few months. Hang in there! Sharing you my favorite verses that guide me to patiently wait.
"Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer." Romans 12:12 
"And thus Abraham, having patiently waited, obtained the promise." Hebrews 6:15
So please bear with me my dear readers if you find my next posts to be all mushy and overly sentimental in two weeks. However, I will try my very best to stay positive and not dwell too much on my solitariness. 

We still have 2 weeks and there should be no time to waste. Carpe diem! We will seize each day!


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