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Our Love Story

A week ago, I wrote this post but wasn’t able to finish it, so I placed the draft on the “scheduled” posts. I already forgot I scheduled it for the 22nd of June, so WordPress automatically published it yesterday! Whaaa! When I got home from work last night, I got surprised to see it was posted on the site already! And the comments were coming in from FB already.

So here goes the edited and final version. Sorry for that, guys. No major changes though. The story remains its “kilig” factor😀

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I would say all couples have their own love stories. The story of how they met, how they started liking each other, and how they ended up in the altar. Ours was nothing unusual except that I met my wife when we were 10 years old.

Yup, you read it right. We were only 10 years old when we first met. That was in school.

We were both transferees from different private schools. Our parents both decided to move us to a public school where tuition fees are lesser. And so we met, on the first day of that school year. We were in Grade 4.

I couldn’t remember much but all I knew was I liked her already. I tried to be close to her so we ended up as very good friends. Our classmates started to tease us, and as a shool-aged boy, I would feel embarrassed. But then we remained good friends and would end up sharing school stuff like notebooks and crayons.

The following year, we started a project called “Friends Comics”. I would draw some cartoons on folded A4s, and she would do the same. We stapled our work together, and our “comics” was born. I think we can call this our first “baby”. It was a weekly thing and our classmates (even our teachers) would pass the comics along until everybody has read it. I designated myself as the “editor” and she was the “assistant editor.” (Click HERE for the post about Friends Comics)

This “publishing” relationship continued until we were in Grade 6, and I never realized that we were developing something more. When we graduated from grade school, I thought I’ll never see her again. But destiny lead us to the same place for high school and we became classmates again.

We got the same teasing from our classmates, and because we became teenagers already, we felt embarrassed to be teased on. And so to avoid being picked on by our classmates, we started avoiding each other – physically. But how can I resist her? I secretly sent letters to her, through her bestfriend. I would ask her how she was doing, how her studies was, and how her family was. And she would answer back. We maintained our friendship secretly. And this was for the rest of the high school years.

I wrote a poem for her entitled “When I see your smiles”, and had it published in our school paper. Nobody knew it was for her.

When we graduated from high school, we started to part our ways. She took up Civil Engineering in college, while I got admitted for Nursing in another school. We got busy in our respective studies and the exchange of letters became less frequent. Snail mail was to be blamed for getting late news about each other. I had my own relationships and she had her own.

Our paths separated the more after graduating from college. I worked from one local hospital to another trying to find my place, until I got a job in Saudi Arabia. She also started working locally after graduating, until she was sent by her company for training in Japan.

The use of internet was already becoming popular during that time, so the exchange of snail mails was replaced with exchange of emails. We got to chat through YM every now and then.

I was in Riyadh, she was inJapan. The distance did not hinder us from becoming close again. Thanks to the internet.

On one chat session, I felt it was time. I do love her and my feelings for her is ripe for the picking. And although I was hesitant initially to speak to her about it, for fear that our friendship might be at stake, I still expressed my heart’s desire for her. And without thinking twice, she typed  “Y-E-S!” The feeling was mutual! That was February 19, 2005. Our love for each other was affirmed and that was the start of a lasting relationship.

We met in the Philippines later that same year. It seemed everything has changed between the two of us, as the relationship is now more than friendship. But we treated each other the same – like old best friends needing each other’s companion.

To cut the story short, we finally tied the knot on the 23rd of June 2007.  We never knew when we were 10-year-olds that we would end up later as husband and wife. Of course, at that age we wouldn’t be thinking of marriage yet. But what I knew that time, was that I found the person I am most comfortable with, and that I wouldn’t mind having her around for the rest of my life.

Oh, I would always remember that sweet little 10-year old girl! The notebooks. the penmanship. The comics. My bestfriend. My childhood sweetheart. Now my wife.

And to end this short story of ours, I’ll leave you with this final line –

“And we lived happily ever after…”

🙂

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Happy Anniversary to my dear wifey. I hope you don’t mind me sharing our story to the world🙂


36 Responses to “Our Love Story”


  1. June 22, 2011 at 3:07 am

    Happy Anniversary to both of you!🙂 It’s really nice to read these stories. If it’s really both of you, then God made things happen. Ang kulit nga diba, kasi people say na hindi ok ang long term. Even if you didn’t have a relationship way back when you were in grade school or high school, the feeling is still mutual.

    What’s even cuter is that in your other post about the comics, I didn’t know you were referring to your wife. Ang dami niyo pala napagdaanan, secret love letters and all that. *kilig*!

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    • 2 nelson RN
      June 23, 2011 at 6:50 am

      Thanks, Pearl! I saw you changed your gravatar to a picture with your special someone (wink)….

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      • June 24, 2011 at 8:11 am

        Yup hehe we’ve been together for three years now, and we have gone through a lot. And I can see the goodness in him, even if many people don’t approve of him.🙂

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  2. June 22, 2011 at 8:37 am

    happy Anniversarry sa inyo!..you both deserve each other..naks naman!
    June bride pala si Ate Didith..

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  3. June 22, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    Happy Anniversary to both of you! Wow nakakakilig naman ang love story nyo… I’m so inspired and so kilig!🙂

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  4. 8 Lei
    June 22, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    Holy crap your love story is amazing!!! Happy Anniversary to you both and I wish you more love and happiness!🙂

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  5. June 23, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    Hi,
    I am writing a book called “So…How Did You Meet Anyway?” It is a collection of people’s “how we met” stories.
    I have posted the stories which have been sent in on;
    So…How Did You Meet Anyway?
    http://wwwsohowdidyoumeet.blogspot.com/
    I am always shopping for stories and I would like to add yours. Please check out the site, and if you would like to contribute your “how we met” story contact me at;
    susan.amestoy@gmail.com
    And if you would like any more information about the upcoming book, here is a link to a television interview I did in May.
    http://www.wcax.com/story/14708398/author-collecting-love-stories

    Take care and…congratulations!
    Susan

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    • 11 nelson RN
      June 24, 2011 at 7:32 pm

      Thank you for choosing our story! Yes, I would love to contribute “our story” on your site. I’ll email you later. And I would love to read your upcoming book! Please tell me how I can get a copy🙂

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  6. June 24, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    Pagka haba-haba man ng prusisyon, sa simbahan pa rin ang huling destinasyon. Ang ganda ng fairy tale nyo Nelson. I thought I was reading a pocket book lol.

    Happy Wedding Anniversary to both of you.

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  7. June 25, 2011 at 3:25 am

    another june bride..full of blessings and full of love…enduring relationship, indeed.

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  8. June 25, 2011 at 3:55 am

    may i add also to this kilig post…gusto ko un first photo…im falling for silhouettes…

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  9. June 25, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    happy anniversary sa inyo ni ate dith ^_^

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  10. June 26, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    ngayon ko lang nalaman na may automatic published post pala tong wordpress🙂

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    • 20 nelson RN
      June 27, 2011 at 12:14 pm

      OO meron… pag nagdraft ka and nilagyan mo sya specific date kung kelan mo siya gustong ipublish, automatic na magpublish yun sa binigay mong date and time🙂 Ganun ginagawa ko sa isang blog ko -yung INIGO BOY – kasi almost everyday ang posting ko dun…🙂

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  11. June 27, 2011 at 3:19 am

    another monday…another gloomy day…tag-ulan, er tag bagyo na tlg…just checking here po….magandang umaga

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  12. June 27, 2011 at 3:26 am

    +comment marathon tlg d2…pano pa makakahabol nyan…sisipag ng mga blogistang magpasyal d2…makikibertdey nlng ako bukas….haha

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  13. June 27, 2011 at 3:28 am

    +di man palarin….nasaksihan ko naman ang wagas na pagibig ninyong magsing-irog…ganyan daw pag-inlove…nagiging makata kahit na ako ay di taga bulacan…nakakahawa baga …toinks!

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  14. June 27, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    wow (i find myself saying that in most of my comments here! :)) you have such a beautiful love story, i think you better make a book out of it + have it published. the world needs such inspiration that true love such as yours exist, that it thrives + that for some luckier people happy endings do happen.. happy anniversary to you both + i wish you many more🙂

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  15. June 28, 2011 at 10:14 am

    happy 4th year to you and your wifey!🙂

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  16. June 28, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    bumalik ulit ako dito…still hoping….mahirap kz ang buhay, hahaha

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  17. August 10, 2011 at 10:42 am

    It was a wonderful love story, bro.🙂

    Can I ask for some advice on how to handle relationship and how to keep it last?🙂

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    • 34 nelson RN
      August 10, 2011 at 8:37 pm

      Thanks for reading our story, RAY NOEL!

      I am not an expert in giving advices about relationships, but I guess open comminucation lines is a very important factor in making relationships work. Make an effort to make conversations as comfortable and trusting as possible. Good luck to you🙂

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  18. 35 managed vps cpanel
    August 22, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    Very interesting info !Perfect just what I was looking for!

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  19. 36 Jimmy Tomasetti
    October 17, 2011 at 10:43 am

    I’m very pleased to find this site😀.I wanted to thanks for your time for this wonderful read!! I definitely enjoying every little bit of it and I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you post.:D …,defenitely best stuff and topic i can find in the internet😀😀

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