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Feb
12

Our Love Story

A repost from last year 🙂 Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone 🙂

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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.

Ah, 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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pic credits: deveerei.tumbler.com, flickr.com

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104 Responses to “Our Love Story”


  1. February 14, 2012 at 10:40 am

    Since you both were 10…Wonderful!

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  2. February 14, 2012 at 11:15 am

    From notebooks and crayons……to the altar and beyond. Beautiful love story.

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  3. 5 Sonel
    February 14, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    What a beautiful love story nelson and what a romantic you are. Awesome! I know the feeling. 🙂

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  4. February 14, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    Very nice. Smiles all around. Many happinesses. May you both grow old together gracefully and perfectly. 🙂

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  5. February 14, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    Nice story. Love is precious.

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  6. February 15, 2012 at 12:34 am

    Love and friendship go together. I have the same situation. Hubby and I were friends first. We could share everything, we could be together all the time, we had have no secrets I think there’s none so precious as the love and friendship together!

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  7. 13 Northern Narratives
    February 15, 2012 at 1:45 am

    That is such a wonderful romantic story. I met my husband when were students at the university. It was love at first sight. Happy Valentines Day 🙂

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  8. February 15, 2012 at 2:37 am

    A beautiful love story. Thank you for sharing it. May you and your wife have many happy years together. 🙂

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  9. February 15, 2012 at 3:05 am

    Endearing story you two have. And what a one-woman-man you are, for that quite amount of time!

    I’m hoping for the same ending, as we actually share the same stories. Yours is longer.

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    • 18 nelson RN
      February 15, 2012 at 3:12 am

      Uhm… I did mention that “I had my own relationships and she had her own”. That was during the times our ways separated after high school. We maintained our friendship though, until eventually becoming “us” later on 🙂
      Nice to know you have a similar story. That would be very interesting to read 😀

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  10. February 15, 2012 at 10:07 am

    Bro, you had a fairy tale love story. You are so blessed. Some how, it feels like it was you and your wife in the story that I just wrote…
    This is one rare and inspiring story…” 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.”
    I wish for you and your wife days of endless love and happiness….Thanks for sharing this amazing real life love story…..

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    • 22 nelson RN
      February 15, 2012 at 1:16 pm

      Thanks for checking out our “love story” I.T.! I’m glad you liked it.
      I’ll check out your site now to check out the story you are mentioning.
      Cheers!

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  11. February 15, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    What a lovely love story – wow – since 10 yrs old. Precious!

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  12. February 15, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    congratulations to such a love story!

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  13. February 15, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    Hi Nelson,

    Thank you for sharing your love story. You are both destined for each other. You and your wife met at a very young age and established friendship but separated to be able to meet other people, to enjoy life in the company of others until such time God believed you should meet again. Your love story was designed by God and I am certain you will grow old together because of the love and respect you have for each other.

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  14. February 18, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    Beautiful Love Story! Thanks for sharing. Wishing you both true happiness for ever and ever!

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  15. February 19, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    What a remarkable love story… Now that is what I would call a soul mate! Kudos! 🙂

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  16. February 22, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    kilig is killing me now.Bro,you have a very beautiful love story..=)

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  17. May 22, 2012 at 2:54 am

    So sweet. Great love story.

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  18. May 22, 2012 at 3:36 am

    Awwww….that is one sweet love story there. I like how it developed and smiled at your term “ripe for the picking” Timing matters a lot, I think. Some people rush things but yours, you just let things flow naturally. As they say, if it’s meant to be, time or distance won’t be a hindrance. 🙂

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  19. May 22, 2012 at 4:10 am

    Love really moves in mysterious ways.

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  20. May 22, 2012 at 5:17 am

    Beautiful love story. Like you I have met my husband a little younger when I we are 6 at Kindergarten. We became classmates and best friends from then on to College and work on the same company. I believe God has plans for us so after almost 21 years we got married and now we are blessed with a little cute boy.

    Mommy Maye (http://momayes.blogspot.com)

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    • 42 nelson RN
      May 26, 2012 at 3:50 pm

      Oh my, your love story is longer!!! I’m happy for you two, and I wish you all the best and all the happiness in this lifetime.

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  21. May 22, 2012 at 5:26 am

    What a love story! You both are really meant for each other.

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  22. May 22, 2012 at 8:01 am

    A very cute love story indeed..

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  23. May 22, 2012 at 9:04 am

    aww! so sweet, you have a lovely story, i’m sure your kids will love to hear this.

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  24. May 22, 2012 at 9:24 am

    such a sweet love story. i enjoyed reading it.

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  25. 51 Rae
    May 22, 2012 at 11:04 am

    What a love story. For a moment there, naisip mo, baka kasama mo yung kapatid ko sa Saudi. RN din sya. Hopefully, my brother and his current GF end up together din.

    Sana nasa inyo pa yung comics. Pwede syang heirloom. Kasama ng great lovestory to share with your children and grandkids.

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    • 52 nelson RN
      May 26, 2012 at 3:45 pm

      Mayron pa kong natabi na mga comics, pero may iba na nawala na. You’re right, they are part of our love story. Sa National Guard Riyadh ako nagwork. San ba yung kapatid mo.
      Salamat sa pagbisita!

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  26. 53 mashme
    May 22, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    Awwww, what a wonderful way to find your lifetime partner. Great story!

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  27. May 22, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    What a long and lasting love story. Wouldn’t you believe I’ve my own unique love story to tell. Take to read mine: “Why October 13, 1951” (http://www.gilcamporazorandomthoughts.info/2011/10/why-october-13-1951.html)

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  28. 58 bluesamlee
    May 22, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    What a great love story. I enjoyed reading it, brought back our own memories. *Kilig*

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  29. May 23, 2012 at 1:48 am

    awww! what a beautiful love story indeed! i am glad that you met your soul mate when you were young…Wish you luck in your relationship 🙂

    http://www.tropical7107islands.com/2012/05/postcards-for-a-friend.html

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  30. 62 ronsilvosa
    May 23, 2012 at 2:58 am

    super nice sir nelson.. really inspiring.. 🙂 Godbless and best wishes to your family 🙂

    http://www.ronsilvoza.com/

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  31. 64 Marianne
    May 23, 2012 at 4:49 am

    Ooohhh… So sweet. I got goosebumps and teary eyes while reading. I’m inlove with your love story…. hehe… Good to know about it.

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  32. May 23, 2012 at 5:32 am

    hi nelson!
    sweet naman! you have a rousing love story..nainlove ako dun ah hahaha…
    advance happy 5th wedding anniversary next month na yun
    visiting via BC Bloggers

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  33. May 23, 2012 at 6:16 am

    You two were destined for each other… What a love story!!!

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  34. May 23, 2012 at 7:45 am

    aww.. this is really sweet and you two are just destined for each other. I really love your story. 🙂

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  35. May 23, 2012 at 8:04 am

    May you continue to be blessed! Such a cute love story!

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  36. May 23, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    Awww. Sooo romantic. Thanks for sharing your inspirational story.

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  37. May 23, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    WOW! ang galing ng love story nyo 🙂 sana ako din ganito noh? pero hindieh, ibat iba ang swerte ng tao 🙂

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  38. May 23, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    wow, looks like a teleserye but it really happened congrats =)

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  39. May 23, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    what a romantic story and yes indeed, you found your love of a lifetime.

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  40. May 24, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    Nice naman. super touch sa story. i hope that you will surpass every problems you will encounter as husband and wife

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  41. May 25, 2012 at 10:00 am

    Wow, such a love romantic love story. You are really fated for each other. Congratulations!

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  42. May 25, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    how sweet… nice story indeed!

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  43. May 26, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    It’s very rare for childhood sweethearts to end up together. Your story is sweet. Congratulations for winning her heart!

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  44. May 26, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    Nice love story:) so sweet!

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  45. May 27, 2012 at 11:43 am

    Oh, your story is nice. ❤ And I'm proud that you went for it, bro! Some guys just end up losing the girl because they're afraid to let their emotions show. Hehe, hindi ako bitter. Anyway, I'm really fascinated with your tale. Thanks for this!~

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  46. May 27, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    Wow! Galing naman classmate pala kayo since elementary. This is a beautiful love story. Thanks for sharing!

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  47. May 28, 2012 at 5:31 am

    Ang galing naman ng love story nyo….meant to be!!! Congrats! 🙂

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  48. May 28, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    Such a beautiful love story. I read your post from start to end. I’m working on a manuscript of a romance novel that I should submit this October. Reading your story inspired me to make the best out my manuscript. Congratulations to your family and God bless. =)

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  49. May 29, 2012 at 7:45 am

    cool, true love stories like this is very rare this days 🙂

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  50. June 9, 2012 at 3:50 am

    Wonderful love story. There’s no doubt you guys are going to have a wonderful marriage too.

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