“There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage” Martin Luther
After thirty-six years of being single, I am proud to say that I am happily married. I married the woman of my dreams. I fortunately found a lovely, friendly and charming relationship.
I met my wife when I attended the “Trial Academy” Last June 2017, we were both new lawyers then during the Trial Academy.
Trial Academy is a training for new practicing lawyers sponsored by the Integrated Bar of Philippines-Cebu Chapter. This aims to train newly passed bar examinees not to get embarrassed when appearing in court for the first time. The Executive Director of the said program is also our Boss, Atty. Paulino Labrado.
At first, I found my wife very serious, strict, and brilliant. I was so amazed by her character. I was observing her and I kept on dreaming about her every night. In the room, she did not notice nor recognize my presence. That was for almost two months of attending the said “Trial Academy”.
I kept on thinking her if she could be my wife. But, when we graduated in the said program, nobody cared to introduce her to me despite the fact that I am being friendly.
I became the lawyer of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)- Siquijor, Province. She became a practicing lawyer of P.B. Labrado and Partners Law Offices and assigned in Toledo City. After a month of being a lawyer of DENR-Siquijor, my classmate called me and invited me if I could join their Law Office. My answer was a resounding “Yes”. I suddenly resigned as a lawyer of the DENR without getting my salary.
I did not know that I can see my wife in the same office. Our boss introduced me to my wife and suddenly grabbed her heart. We had a dinner date and a day after, we were already in a relationship. I sent her message and she replied, all with LOVE!
While I was assigned in Cebu, she was also working in Toledo City until we decided to let God bless our relationship. We asked permission from our parents and they all agreed with the schedule of our marriage.
We worked hard to reach the budget for our marriage. With the help of our Boss, he gave us cases to work hard in order to save money for the our marriage. We worked hard to pay the bills. At that time we believed in the saying, “It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan”- by Eleonor Roosevelt. We did not surrender. We prayed and it really happened. The wedding was celebrated last December 10, 2018.
Friends came to celebrate with us during our wedding. Our family and relatives (although not all from my relatives in Ormoc City came) were so happy for the marriage. Sandy yap Glipa and Shiela Yap Castillo, my cousins, wholeheartedly lent us their vehicles for my relatives’ travel from Cebu City to Lapu-Lapu City.
Despite a tight budget, it was an amazing celebration. For me it was grandiose. My wife and I were very happy for the event. Workmates were also present for our precious day.
However after the marriage, little did we know that we already spent more than the budget we expected to spend. But, I could still savor the pleasure of the celebration. No material pleasure could pay the happiness during our marriage. Our wedding is a memory worth of being treasured every now and then.
Three months after, my wife delivered the precious gift that God gave to us, Wrien David A. Sano. He could explore the life on earth filled with wonders.
This time as a Father, I have to be more responsible. Our son is the cutest gift. Pure love should be experienced to this little man.
My wife took care of the baby and I’m mesmerized with her responsibility. Her endless love to our son is echoing every time she does something for the little one. I have to watch him growing with our love and of course with the grace of God.
“Until you have a son of your own…you will never know the joy, the love beyond feeling that resonates in the heart of a father as he looks upon his son”- by Kent Nerbum.