August 31, 2017, marked one of my greatest dreams as a woman.
We just had a very simple and plain birthday celebration to which I just came off from the hospital. My sister even sent 400 pesos as an eat-out birthday gift at Jollibee.
You were never the romantic type. Earlier that day, I sent you a chat asking for sweet nothings from you but you only sent me GIFs and Emojis.
I was somehow disappointed because I was hoping you’d give me a poetic birthday message. But, just like my 2 other birthdays, you only managed to greet me a simple “Happy Birthday, I love you so much” message.
For a person whose heart is easily fluttered with words, not getting romantic, mushy messages from a partner is such a struggle.
Remember how many times we would fight over my insecurities? My repeated requests for sweet messages? My demands of affirmations?
We sometimes end up not communicating for a week. And you’d tell me that it’s not just in you to be that type of person.
Going back to that night, you really did it your way, no gimmicks, no fancy restaurants, no fancy gifts, exactly just the way you are.
We just had a simple talk and when it’s about time to sleep, you took it out of your sling bag, and there it was….
A simple, tiny box with a cute little ribbon was opened right before my teary eyes.
I knew you guys were brewing something. I knew that it’s going to happen by the beach because well, I’m a mermaid by heart after all. But the plans didn’t go through because of my father’s hospitalization.
So, to be honest, I was quite surprised that you pushed through the plan even if it’s just you now. No special effects.
JUST YOU AND I.
It was never my ideal proposal but I wouldn’t have it the other way.
Because I knew, it was already a great effort for you. And that I knew, it came straight from you.
It doesn’t have to be flashy and fancy my love, all I wanted, more than anything, is just you in that day.
I can still remember how you asked me out that night on my birthday. You opened the dainty box and let out the words:
WILL YOU BE MY FOREVER?
And it still gets me every time.
To 4 more months before our DREAM DAY, Cheers my love.
I love you and I’ll never grow tired loving you.
No in betweens, just ALL or NOTHING 🙂