Apart… We had to…
It’s been a month or so since he left. When we were together we are so undecided of where we both want to stay. We planned on staying here in Philippines but it was hard cause he can’t work here for years and survival would be a little tough. It has been stressful for me too living here in Philippines. People always stare at him wherever he goes. Girls would look at him wanting to steal him with their eyes even when I’m looking. It’s hard. We might be able to get used to living here but we’ll not get used to the environment staring at us. We want a quiet life. A life with no judgment. I need a place where people won’t say I just have unpleasant motives so I planned on marrying him right away.
It is still an issue. For the longest time I have been hearing things like I should marry him right away and live to his country and don’t because it’s too early or people might think you’re just using him. All of that was awful. It has always been a struggle trying to say what others need to hear from me when they ask me about marriage. The only time I felt true to myself was talking to my uncle and aunt who cares about me genuinely as a person. And they helped me so much to figure out what I really wanna do and what I really feel. I talked to my mom about it and she said whatever I feel like doing she supports me. It had hurt her more deeply hearing what other people think of this engagement more than me.
I figured those people who think bad of us and of our engagement doesn’t really feel what we feel.
I was a person who doesn’t want to have a family of my own before. I was embracing my independence and freedom. Having to be a victim of cancer made me realize I wanna do all that.
But then I met him. The first time I looked at him I felt something real. I felt like I’ve known him for the longest time and he has occupied my mind. It has been the warmest calling that I needed to talk to this person. And when we did it never stopped. I’ve liked other people before but this one was different. Through him I found who I am and what I want in life. I felt I found the person I was looking for in thousands of life time. Silly as you may think but when we met I started to believe that there’s such thing as fate and soulmate. He is my soulmate, my best friend, and my other self.
Only days of talking to him we both felt the sane things. The same feeling that we have found something real. Something we didn’t know we were looking for, we didn’t know exist. And that we want to marry each other.
Both of us had never thought of marriage. We know how silly it is and how fast it was for us but it wasn’t. This is not like “they’re kids… They don’t know what they’re getting into” this is real.
We met face to face and there was no awkwardness at all. It felt like we saw each other again for the longest time. It felt like we’ve seen each other before. We were so comfortable it’s unreal.
But we had troubles and doubt later on living together. As I was clouded with other people’s thoughts. I was afraid because surely people had judged us. I cared about what people want to happen. I cared about what people might say. Until I realized there are people who understood me and helped me decide what I really wanna do.
The clouds were gone and my mind and heart was clear.
I stopped thinking about what others might say and think. I stopped what people are coaching me on what to decide.
I started thinking about my own happiness. And my happiness is being with him.
We then got engaged for real.
This is what I wanna do. This is what we both want and need in life.
I am thrilled to marry this man and be with him.
We then decided on where to live… And we want to live somewhere quiet and uncrowded. Somewhere people won’t see him as different. Somewhere people won’t see us as some sort of setup.
Somewhere where we can freely love each other. Somewhere where we can freely be ourselves.
And so we had to part.
Being away with him like this is no fun at all. It made me realize more that I can’t be without this person. I begin to make myself a better person than who I already was from my past. And he is also the same.
I am so lucky to have met him. As a person we wanted to be better and successful for each other. We started thinking of each other as a drive in life. A reason for us to keep thriving.
He is what keeps me going. The thought of him fuels me to live my life to the fullest.
To appreciate everything the world can give.
And though the struggle of being away from each other is deep and painful… We’ll never keeps our eyes away from our goal to be with each other.
I am ready to leave this place I called home. Cause home now for me is where I am with him.
I really can’t wait until we won’t ever have to part again.
I love you in so many ways.