A Wife’s Christmas Vow

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Nelissen-Viejon

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To my husband.

Dear Sweety,

I know that you would have expected for me to have written my own vow on our wedding day. I will not ask for excuses that I was not in the mood to write anything (because that will totally be otherwise). Three months before our wedding day, I have always already envisioned myself singing my vows to you. The song that I almost sang said it all.

Anyway, here I am. I want you to know that there is no other better man than you. How I lucky I am to have met the best person in this world to share my life with.

Every morning at dawn I wake up and look at you. Just stare at you and silently thanking God for giving me that person who I will go to bed with every night and wake up with beside me with his arm hugging me on a tight embrace (plus the handsome face is a big bonus points!!)

Thank God!

Today is my 3rd Christmas with you. Our 2nd with our little princess. I have always dreamt of a White Christmas (why not? I am already here), but I think the heavens know more that I would still prefer the dry, though wintry, celebration of the season.

Thank you for being so beautiful sweety. Thank you for being so sweet always. For coping up with my being “kulit” even if you do not understand the word and translate it to “complaining.” Again, please know that it is my own way of asking for attention. My own way to call you and to make you focus only to me and no other. I am sorry for being so demanding at times. I know I am most of the time annoying and even if you do not say it out loud, I know you refer to me as the “witch.” Haha!!

You told me that one night when I did not understand myself that you did not know me anymore. That I was not the same sweet girl that you knew years before. It stung like hell! What happened? I do not want to be like one of those women who change after years of living in a first world country. But again, I think I can understand them as well. We cannot always stay sweet and calm when the world around us are full of mindful people – especially to foreigners.

But don’t worry, I will instead use my charm to conquer this world!

Thank you for working so hard to give me and Zoë the lives we deserve. Thank you for being a very good provider to our family, to your parents, and to my family in the Philippines.

You are my lover and my teacher.
More than my husband but also my bestfriend.
I cannot imagine somebody else to fill that place.
I promise to be loyal and to love you always.
All the days of my life.
I will be here for you no matter what.
For being away from you is not being with myself.
You are my soul mate, and I am yours.
We will be one,
In times of sorrows and of successes.
I will not leave you, nor be away from you.
I will stay. I will be with you.
All the days of our lives.

This Christmas and all the next Christmases together.

Merry Christmas Sweety!

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