Archive for March 9th, 2017

Getting married will always be a happy occasion. I didn’t know of any instance where  some people were sad about it. Unless of course, and maybe if it is a shotgun wedding so to speak. Or maybe someone who was involved before with one of the couple has an axe to grind.

Last Tuesday,  my two kids  and son-in-law went on vacation leave to attend a wedding.  Nissa and Obet just waited for Nate for his class to finish then they proceeded to our place so we could all attend my niece’s wedding. It was held at Jardin de Miramar in Antipolo City. It was a lovely celebration,  a coming  together of two people very much in love with each other.

So what’s  it with getting married?  It is a wonderful occasion, right?  When we are sure that the guy or woman is really the one for us,  marriage will always be in the offing. We will never know though whether it will last a life time or you get  separated in the middle of it.   Married life is always a work in progress no matter how long you’ve been together, no matter how compatible you think you must be.    Mom and dad had a wonderful married life for fifty five years until Dad got sick of end stage renal disease and passed on one December day in 2007. I didn’t see them raise their voices to each other throughout their married life. I didn’t see them quarrel in front of us.

Is there really such a thing as “marriage made in heaven”? How do we know it will last? Why do we cry during a wedding ceremony? I know most of us cry because we are glad and happy for the couple. They are tears of joy.  We are touched by the joyful celebration. We wish  them with joyous hope that their wedding vows would be for keeps.

Weddings, anyone?


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