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…
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.