- Ito ang aming istorya. The journey of 5 years in a relationship.
29th of November year 2011.“Kung sasagutin ba kita magiging masaya ka?”
Lahat na yata nang pagpipigil sa feelings ay ginawa ko hanggang sa dumating din ang oras at lakas loob kong ipinahiwatig na gusto ko na rin siya. Si Amven, ang aking true love.
Nang makilala ko si Amven sa kumpanyang pinapasukan ko. Love at first sight ang sabi niya. Ideal yet I felt it was true. Nagustuhan ako ni Amven nang una niya akong makita. (Please do contact my fiancé for further verification!) At dahil dalawa lang kaming single sa opisina, hindi kami nakaligtas sa mga tuksuan ng iba pa naming kasamahan. Hanggang sa kinuha niya ang number ko. We regularly see each other and exchanged text messages, from that little conversations eventually turned into sweet sensations.
Amven has been a type of guy na simple lang. We celebrate monthsaries when sometimes he tried making a photo compilation of us together and a single rose that most of the time makes all the butterflies fluttered everywhere! We both stayed away from being materialistic gifts and getaways, just spending dinner together at home when we our working adult’s schedule meet really means something!
May ilang beses ko nang kasama si Amven sa family event namin. Hindi lang basta naisama, naging bahagi na rin si Amven ng bawat kwento, lakad at iba pang events ng pamilya. Meaning, Amven has been part of everything in my family and that even made me love him so much.
Five long years. Once asked, “How did you made it for 5 years?”
It wasn’t easy. It has never been really easy. Amven and I have been to biggest storm that a couple could ever have. They said no relationship is all sunshine,This is so true, but Amven and I through the years shared one big and strong umbrella and survive the storm together.Our story didn’t just happened out of nowhere it took us time, commitment and faith.
One of the Bible’s most romantic love stories is the account of Isaac and Rebekah, found in Genesis 24. If there were ever a situation in which God clearly said, “This is the one you should marry!,” it was this couple. It was truly a match made in heaven. I remembered how much prayed for Amven to be the one! I even prayed to Him to make us stronger and believed we will be together until the end despite of everything we’ve been through.
- Ito ang aming istorya. The journey to FOREVER.
Pasko 2016. My family used to have big celebration every Christmas, because we were really that big! Lahat ng miyembro ng pamilya mula sa seniors, pre seniors even toddlers and infants na miyembro ay kasama. Nakasanayan na sa aming pamilya ang masaya at talagang pinaghahandaan na programa bilang selebrasyon ng Pasko. May kainan, picture taking everywhere, exchange gifts, parlor games and more!
One of the program’s highlight was a so called “STAR NG PASKO” where selected family members were chosen and they are to be awarded because they have probably shown extraordinary or exceptional actions and accomplishments for the past months.
I was sitting next to Amven chatting to a sibling whose far from home. When our host started to mentioned…
Nominee #1 .Dahil sa kanyang pagiging mabait sa mga Pabebe Girls (a group consists of high schooler cousins) Pinky girls (a group of grade schooler ) at mga Gangster (a group of all boys, super active, and still cousins!) … Glaiza Quitong. And that’s me! I immediately asked myself, Bakit ako? I wasn’t able to ask the people around me, dahil sa mabilis ang pagkaka blindfold sa akin. And so even with a little objection. I was guided to move and got seated in a chair.
And there were 2 other nominees mentioned. One of the Titas and one of the cousins.“Palakasan ng palakpak ang mananalo”
And so everyone screamed to their bets and put their hands together! They’ve got so much energy to the point of not hearing anything clear! When suddenly short silence came, followed by a sweet love song…
My blindfold was removed. My Nanay and Tatay in the two chairs beside me. And Amven standing in front with bouquet of flowers, when he started with words..
“Tito, tita, hihingin ko po sana ang pagkakataong ito, hihingin ko po sa inyo ang pahintulot para sa pinakamamahal kong si ChingChing, na hingin po ang kanyang kamay upang aking maging kabiyak.”
25th of December, Christmas Day. Amven kneeled down, asking me to be his wife.
Lahat na yata ng feelings naramdaman ko! Walang mapaglagyang saya, tensed, lutang, kaba ng malakas kong sinagot si Amven,
I always thought that when the moment came, I would burst into tears. Madali kasi akong maiyak. In Filipino ‘mababaw ang luha’ Words were scarce to explain the feeling. I am the happiest by the fact that I will marry someone who gives me so much joy, contentment and fulfillment in life!
To Amven, my one and truest and greatest love, I am so ready for our future together, Here’s to love, laughter and a ride in a roller coaster life, and of course! A happily ever after! Habambuhay!
Glaiza Quitong soon to be Glaiza Quitong – Quizon
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Sender: Glaiza Quitong
Names of the engaged couple: Marvin Madla Quizon & Glaiza De Guia Quitong
Target Wedding Date: November 18, 2017
When & Where the Proposal was held: December 25, 2016 at Rona J Events Place Townsite, Mariveles, Bataan