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Friday, November 21, 2008

3 Beautiful Years!

Three years ago the other day, Paul and I got married. Three long beautiful years! Lots had happened within three years. We got pregnant a month after the wedding. Had a one-month baby on our first year anniversary. Went to the Philippines to visit our family when Isabelle was only three months. Travel a lot around the USA (I have already been to more than 20 states). I was granted my US Permanent Residence. Moved to a new small church across the street of us (a big and wonderful change after we went to one suburban mega church in Eden Prairie). Paul started his food drive with our new church. I started to get involved in a ministry at our new church. Made a lot of new friends. Our names written in our friends' will and testament to take their kids if something happen to them and they both go to be with the Lord. The boy we are helping is going to graduate from college Summa Cum Laude next month. Paul had his first sermon delivered in a church in the Philippines. Preaching/teaching ministries for both of us in the Philippines. We started studying the School of Biblical Evangelism online (still far from being done). We had LQ (lovers quarrel) maybe 5 times in three years! He was very faithful to bring me flowers from time to time on ordinary days. I woke up earlier than I wanted to just so I could make food for him to bring to work for lunch almost every morning on weekdays. He was a perfect daddy to Izzy- he would wake up in the middle of the night when Izzy as a little baby needed a diaper change or just wanted to be held. He helped Izzy get prepared for bed almost every night. So on and so forth...

We are definitely more in love with each other now. We understand each other well. Most of the time, we don't even think that we were raised in different cultures. And my being away from my family was not really a big of an issue because I talk to them on the phone, yahoo messenger and text messenging almost everyday. I really didn't feel like they were so far away. I still don't. I am so far from my family in the Philippines and my only sister in Thailand but yet we feel so close to each other. I don't really miss them that badly. Thanks to all these available communication gadgets! Really the only issue in our three-year marriage is his own unique opionion that dried fish smells and tastes like hell and that "pluma moos" is food made in heaven! I agree that pluma moos tastes like heaven but I vehemently opposed to his bad idea of my dear dried fish. I can't imagine life without dried fish. And I don't know how people survive without it. LOL!

We are forever indebted to Peter and Gwen Bollant for introducing us. This marriage was registered in heaven because of the beautiful Peter and Gwen who care about us so much they think our lives would be great together. We can't thank them enough!

Here is a few photos from our big day, November 19, 2005...

5 comments:

Aisha said...

Happy Anniversary to you and Paul! Hope more kids to come! :)

janet said...

dines and paul, happy 3rd wedding anniversary! hapit ta pareha wedding date (ours is today, 22nd). all the best to you guys. pray that God will continue to bless you, guide you and make His face shine upon you! and of course, may you continue to be "fruitful".

Dines said...

Thanks Aish and Jan.

litlit said...

Wow! Happy anniversary Paul and dines...nice photos...God bless you!

JesuLalaine said...

Wow! Glory to God for all the wonderful 3 years! Belated Happy Anniversary to you both!

I love the pics!

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