Ladies and gents here is the promised continuation of the Knight story who’s armour was not polished. It was therefore not shining as he tried to save Lady Lukaret.
Two beautiful ladies Scart and Cheh tagged me with the same meme called “The Other Half”. I think I don’t have to explain to you anymore what this meme is all about, since this has been going around for quite awhile now.
By the way, I am sure that the “Knight” will not be amused if he’ll find out that I’m writing about him here. To mein Schatz…please don’t be angry because this entry shall be an open declaration of my love for you.
Here are the following guidelines of the meme:
1. First name: if he doesn’t like his name plastered all over the internet, a pet name will do.
2. How and where did you meet?
4. Your plans 20 to 30 years from now.
Please play the music before you start reading. Para baga with feeling.
My knight’s (better half) name is Gerhard aka Gerd aka Papa G. But I call him Schatz (meaning – love, honey, sweetheart, TREASURE). Yan ang tawag ko sa kanya, que may sumpong ako, o may hihingin o wala yan talaga ever.
So HOW AND WHERE DID YOU MEET?
Somewhere in time…we’re certain to meet.
Once upon a time, there was a battered lukaret lady, who lived in a small apartment in a romantic historical place called Miltenberg with her two children. The lady had a real tough divorce behind her, but she was quite contented with her new life. She got a job, low paid but enough to feed her two children. Due to shortage of money, their family activities were limited. Lady Lukaret’s only diversion was her old computer. That time, internet access was too expensive kaya paminsan-minsan niya lang itong ginagamit. Dati, monopolized nang T-Online ang linya but a few years later AOL decided to open in Germany. AOL was very generous in the beginning, they offered 100 hours free connection. It was up to the customer then if they would want to sign up or not. Lady Lukaret’s eldest son encouraged her to grab the opportunity and she did as she was told. And this is where and how their love story begun. Thanks to love@aol…
Long before I met the Knight, I was so convinced that I am safer (where feeling is concerned) if I stay alone. Who can blame me then? After all what I’ve been through. My heart, my mind, my body and soul got so weary. But as weariness fades away…things turns out different. I suddenly realized that I can’t go on living alone and lonely. At the same time I was also afraid I might encounter another disappointment again. Although silently, I was hoping that somehow I would find the right man one day. A man who would love me wholeheartedly, who would accept my good and bad sides, and my weaknesses.
I had given up all hope, then he came into my life so unexpectedly. He gave me hope and happiness this world can never give. Now I can say that I am lucky that he appears in my life. Both of us are thankful to our Lord above for giving us the chance to find the love of our life. With him, I feel comfort and receive all the kind of loving, tenderness and attention…that I never got or got very little before. Everyday is like a new day for us. With our love and faith to each other…we hope to win the challenges that may arise in times ahead. We are also both hoping that this marriage would last long until the rest of our lives!
- very supportive
- down to earth (ever)
- helpful – (he help willingly without expecting anything in return)
What are your YOUR PLANS 20 TO 30 YEARS FROM NOW
Oh my gush, this part is not easy to answer! Only God knows what the future holds for us, and what is the best for us all.
SOME WORDS TO HANG ONTO
From my old Geocities site “Divorce Across Cross Culture”
If you are facing divorce you are probably also facing the “fear factor”. Fear of the unknown, most especially because you are in a foreign country. Fear of failure. Fear of being alone. It’s so scary that some people would rather stay in a bad marriage than face being alone. And yet, you can be more alone in a bad marriage than you’ll ever be by yourself. If you’ve never been divorced, you don’t realize just how capable you really can be when necessary.
If you’ve been divorced, you’re less apt to be paralyzed by fear and uncertainty. Divorce isn’t the great unknown. You know you can survive. You know divorce doesn’t mean the end of life.
Learning to survive this situation is like anything else in life. When you need to know, you learn to do. Divorce is not a disgraceful place to be. It is a place that you’re in because of circumstances that may be completely out of your control. You may not want it, but you may not be able to stop it.
You can dwell on the unfortunate aspects of facing divorce, or you can gather the strength that’s deep within you and vow not to let these circumstances destroy the rest of your life.
Divorce will most certainly rock your world. It will push you to the depths and past your limits. It will bring out the best and the worst in you.
It will make you stronger, more self-reliant. You will learn to trust in yourself.
You will learn to be your own best friend.
And you will survive. It’s won’t be easy. It won’t be overnight. It won’t be without pain. It won’t be without relapses into the worlds of “what if” and “if only”.