Wedding Anniversary

March 3, 2005. The very last day of my vacation in the Philippines. On this day, I was scheduled to attend a Sales Manager Seminar at Century Communities in Pacific Star Building in Makati Avenue. I wake up at 7:00 a.m, Agay a good friend of mine told me we should leave early to avoid traffic. Dressed up in a corporate look (kuno) I went to the hotel lobby waiting for her to pick me up. Gillian and her nanny Mildred accompanied me downstairs since it was also time for them to eat breakfast.

This part I have to write in Tagalog dahil ayokong mapahiya sa asawa ko kong mabasa niya ito. Kasi naman, nakalimutan ko na ang araw na ito ay wedding anniversary namin. My goodness! Anyways, the meeting has started at nine and we had a lunchbreak at 12:00 til 1:00 o’clock. Before Agay left me in the conference room, she told me that there’s a canteen on the 6th floor. So doon na lang daw ako kakain just incase she can’t come back before 12:00. Hindi nga siya nakarating dahil sa traffic. Hindi ako nagpunta sa nabanggit niyang canteen dahil ayokong mag mukhang tanga doon na nag-iisang kumain. Kaya I decided to go out of the building and went to my favorite hangout Starbucks Coffee at Greenbelt 3 instead. Gusto ko rin kasing makain for the last time ang kanilang masarap na Ensaymada. My cellphone rung while enjoying my simple meal. The caller was Sheridan Florist International and asked where they could deliver the bouquet for me. I was wondering from whom could it be? I asked the lady to read the sender’s name and she said it’s from a Gerd Hafner. Muntik na akong matikwang sa inupuan ko dahil bigla kong naalala ang aming anniversary. Sinabi ko na lang na doon sa The Legend Hotel ito i-deliver para mas siguradong matatanggap ko ito.

From a distant…

anniversary

I was so astound dahil I never expect na gagawin ito ng aking mahal na asawa. This is the first time in history na hindi kami magkasama sa araw na ito. Ang nangyari, hindi ko tuloy malunok-lunok yong aking kinakain dahil it feels like I had a lump in my throat. I was in verge of tears. But knowing I was in the middle of the crowd, I tried hard to suppress my feeling…but still…tears keeps falling down on my face. Gush! I was deeply touch towards what he did. Hiyang-hiya tuloy ako sa sarili ko dahil naalala ko ang aking kamalditahan sa kanya. Inspite of my being mean to him (lalong-lalo na kong ako ay may PMS), mabait at maaalahanin pa rin siya sa akin. It just shows how much he love me.

Sa ginawa niyang ito para tuloy akong binuhusan ng malamig na tubig at ako ay biglang nakapag-isip na dapat kailangan kong baguhin ang ugali ko. I know he is a very understanding husband but I think it is about time for me to show him intensively how much he mean to me. Kadalasan kasi, mas napagtuunan ko ng pansin ang kanyang mga shortcomings kaya ako laging in a bad mood. I came to realized all my faults now. I felt pain in my heart after seeing clearly how much I hurt him.

I am most thankful to the Lord above for giving me a husband like him.

Beng

Beng Hafner is my name. Well, most of you know that already. I am a mother of 3 and a granny of 3 cute kids. I am proud to be who I am and I am proud of the way I am. I am alive because I have a lot to live for. I have many dreams that I wish to reach for and I have many journeys to make. My life is like a soap opera, and you are the audience.

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18 Responses

  1. thess says:

    kay sweet!! omg, paki hug mo ako kay fafah mo, tita beng! he he

    what a nice bunch of flowers!!

  2. sachiko says:

    How many years of PMS? Este marriage pala? He is a sweet guy! Please tell him I said that! You’ve just arrived and suddenly a new blog? I’m sure umpisa pa lang ito, I’d be looking for the dramatic changes! How’s your boy,Gillian? He’s much happier now with his dad and sister and his old toys and blanket? (*^_^*)

    Btw, first time that I posted a picture of mine in my blog.Pakisilip mo muna bago ko idelete. I just posted one (first and last) dahil may mga mabibigat na request (lalo na yung taga bayan ng TULIP!) Haha! see you around!

  3. Beng says:

    Thess, makakarating kay fahfah ang hug mo. Di nga ba’t ang sweet nya? Kaya nga ako guilty eh (blush).

  4. Beng says:

    Sash, sa awa ng Panginoon 5 years na kaming mag-asawa. Si PMS naman ay lately na lang itong naging matindi. Well, alam mo naman na si Lola ay turning
    43 na bukas kaya hindi kataka-takang may mga menupausing signs na ring kasama. Kawawa nga si Lolo mo eh. Buti na lang pinagtiyagaan pa rin niya ako. Oy ha, pls. do not expect for a dramatic changes here on my blog dahil medyo wala time si me. Hihihi, later maybe kapag tapos ko na ang gagawin kong corporate website ng isang tega Maynila.

    Btw, darling…ako ay sinurpresa mo ng husto sa taglay mong kagandahan na matagal mo ring ipinagkait na makita namin. Please naman do not delete it. Oh anyway gumaya na rin ako kay Thess, ninakaw ko na ang pic mo kaya kahit burahin mo man ito may kopya na ako. But still why do you want to remove it? Ayaw mo noong magkaroon ka ng sangkatutak na fans?

    Alam mo ba itong si Gilliann ay tuwang-tuwa ng kami ay dumating dito sa bahay. Hug agad niya si dad niya, then his Ate at pagkatapos kaagad namang sumakay sa toy car niya.

  5. thess says:

    BIRTHDAY MO BUKAS?!? bakit ganuon, wala man lang paramdam ( naman toh, email mo naman kung saan kita pwede padalahan ng card…please? )

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY dear Beng…I wish you more healthy and happy years to come…CHEERS!!

  6. Beng says:

    Maraming salamat sa maganda mong birthday wishes Thess. Iniiwasan ko ng isipin pa ang beerday ko dahil nga sa taas na ng aking edad. Kong pwede lang backward ang pagbilang nito ay mas mainam. Pero kong sabagay nga naman…age is only a figures of numbers. I think sa loob ng maigsing panahon ng ating pagkilala, tiyak na halata mo na kong gaano ako kaisip bata
    sometimes. Mas type kong maging lukaret kaysa sobrang seryoso. Haay naku life is serious enough.

    Gusto sana ni hubby na mag held ako ng party…but then I object. Saka na lang ako magpa party kong nalinis ko na ang buong bahay. Kakahiya eh. My email addy nga pala is webmaster@barkada-network.com thank you so much in advance my dear šŸ™‚

  7. thess says:

    Tama, age is but a number (makiki OO ako ha, at malapit na akong maging lola, har har)…and never lose that inner child, importante yan para hindi tayo maloka sa mga iniintindi natin sa buhay. Tsaka kitamo ako, matanda na, ang ARTE ARTE pa, he he…

    btw, postal address po sana kasi ipapadala ko ang card, nyek! kahit saang address basta sure na makukuha mo…and if ever you decide to have that party, HAVE FUN!!! šŸ˜‰

  8. Beng says:

    Ahay sori (so) po at hindi ko kaagad na get ang hiniling mo address. Just tell mo kong nakopya mo na ito para ko siya mabura ha ineng.

    Unprepared kasi ako ngayon kaya walang partihan. Tsaka siyempre noh gusto ko kasama ka šŸ™‚

    I thank you in advance for your thoughtfulness.

  9. thess says:

    delete mo na po, got it!

    kasama ako? uy, me like that…kahit nde sa parti basta magkita tayo ha!

    (mama beng, ano ka buh, may email addy naman ako para sa mga sekwets natin, ha ha)

  10. Beng says:

    para madali na kaya dito ko na lang sinulat (palusot pa ano?) itong pc namin ay ni reformat baga ni mister noong wala ako. yong aming email tool ay hindi niya na install kahit outlook wala. kaya dini na laang.

    siyanga pala, nabasa mo ba yong comment ko doon sa blog mo tungkol sa pinangako ko sa yong mangga? huhuhuhu!

    gustong-gusto ko ring magkita tayo sistah…hayaan mo i’ll set a party end of this month or earlier. i’ll let you know šŸ˜‰

  11. Stel says:

    i’ll crash the birthday party…happy birthday mommybeng!!!hahahay…buking ako ang lola niyong lahat, but my inner age is very young ;).
    wish you all the best naiyak ako doon sa kuwento re: the flowers, naguilty ako sa aking husby…
    i thought i got lost when i got here…galing galing niyo naman sa mga kalikot ng templates and such.
    many happy returns of the day Beng! how’s babyboy doing now?

  12. Beng says:

    Stel, how I wish we are near para makakasama ka namin sa plano kong party. No need for you to gate crash dahil welcome ka at anytime que may party o wala šŸ™‚

    Tungkol naman sa ating mga edad…pareho tayo ng pananaw. Young at heart pa rin kahit wala na sa kalendaryo ang bilang. Diyan tayo kinakainggitan ng mga puti. Maraming salamat nga pala sa iyong beerday and anniversary wishes.

    Buti naman pala at hindi ka umalis noong inakala mong naligaw ka dito. Nag update lang ako ng newer version of WordPress. Nagbago kasi ang kanilang templating system kaya hindi ko muna magagamit ang dati kong theme.

    Si Gillian na magaling kong anak ay parang nagdahilan lang. He is now full of energy, ako naman ngayon ang medyo may problem sa tiyan…pero ok lang para medyo mabawas-bawasan ang weight ko.

    Best greetings to you and family.

  13. Ting says:

    Hello momma. Ilang beses din akong nagawi dito at ilang beses na ring naredirect. Paano, naakit ako doon sa blog ni Thess. Bumalik ulit ako, naakit naman ako ni Stel. Pumunta ako ke Thess, echeche, nalaman ko nag close shop na si Bok. Ano ba yan? Tagal kong hindi nag blog at nagbloghop.

    Nabasa ko na yung tungkol sa anniversary mo noong kamakalawa pa pero ni hindi man lang ako nakapagparamdam man lang. Lapit ng lapit ‘tong kaopisina ko eh. Tapos, nababad din ako sa berks at blogkadahan.com. Super busy manang.

    Anyway, ayan nalaman kong tumanggap ka na ng labada..este trabaho pala na gumawa ng corporate website…haayy, ibig sabihin niyan last na naman ako sa listahan mo? aba di na ako papayag..hehe tampururot lang kunwari. Congratulations. Ayan, nagiging well known designer ka na. Di bale, me class naman eh.

  14. sachiko says:

    Thanks for the visit,Beng! Dito na lang ako magpapasalamat.

    How is it going? Araw araw ba inuunti unti mo yung goldilocks,tosino,longganisa at itlog na maalat mong uwi? (sarapppp!)

    Your new site is cool,much easier to leave comments now. šŸ™‚

    Till then,amiga..

  15. Beng says:

    Mommy Ting, nakita ko nga sa blogkadahan na isa ka doon mga contributors. Kaya no wonder na ikaw ay busy :). Ako naman ay busy kunyari dito sa bahay sa mga anak at sa asawa. Kaya napabayaan ko na ng tuluyan yong Reminiscence ko sa Blogger. I understand why Bok decided to have a break from blogging dahil it’s really time consuming and of course nakaka addict. Sa kalagayan namin na may mga maliliit pang anak, talagang minsan ay medyo kapos sa oras sa lahat n bagay.

    Tingkay huwag magtampururot kuno ha. Ikaw ay igagawa ko rin ng corporate blog tempalate sabihin mo lang kong anong style gusto mo. Vertical ba o horizontal o patiwarik (ha ha ha ha). O siya at kalong-kalong ko itong si liit habang nagta-type. May sakit kasi eh, siya ay tinamaan baga ng Flu. Kawawang bata.

  16. Beng says:

    Hi Sash, thanks for the visit too. Naks naman, napaka formal nating dalawa šŸ™‚

    Anyways, I am currently busy attending with my sick little boy. May Flu siya ngayon, uso kasi dito yan eh. Sana nga ako na lang ang nagkasakit šŸ™

    Alam mo bang ni isang tuyo ay wala akong dala dahil sa takot magka excess luggage? I asked my mom na lang to send me goods here para di ko na kailangang bitbitin pa ito.

    Have a nice weekend dear.

  17. sachiko says:

    How is the website making going? Sabik na kami sa post mo,mare..moosta na? baka naman nanigas ka na sa sobrang lamig diyan? are you missing the sun and warmth of the Philippines?

    I have a new post. Come visit me and get to know me better..I’m opening up,little by little… šŸ™‚

  18. bokisky on hiatus says:

    Howdy Mrs. Hafner?

    Belated happy wedding anniversary to you and to your husby-doves! How thoughtful naman nya! How about your bunso, Gillian, is he doin’ fine now? Magaling na sya?

    Hey, mare, psensya na matagal akong nawala sa ere, alam mo na… pasilip-silip na lang ako sa mga blogs. Pabasa-basa na lang ako (kung me time at kung nasa school yung dalawang tsikiting ko). Dyusko, kaka-addict pala yang lintek na blogging na yan! At least ikaw though you spend most of your time staring at your computer screen, ok lang, it’s your job! Eh ako? Full time homemaker!

    O sha, babalik-balik na lang ako ha? Take care dear …bisous!
    Send my hugs to your tsikitings and my hello to Mr. Hafner! šŸ™‚

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