About Me

I have done a lot of things in my life and have also worked in many different jobs to make a living and to experience life. This blog is just some of my musings, sometimes funny, sometimes inspirational, sometimes sad, sometimes angry, sometimes simple but all the time, it's just me.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Love is in the air

Love is in the air
Everywhere I look around
Love is in the air
Every sight and every sound
And I don't know if I'm being foolish
Don't know if I'm being wise
But it's something that I must believe in
And it's there when I look in your eyes
Love is in the air
In the whisper of the trees
Love is in the air
In the thunder of the sea
And I don't know if I'm just dreaming
Don't know if I feel sane
But it's something that I must believe in
And it's there when you call out my name
~ Paul Young

I first laid eyes on my wife in 1994. She and two of her University mates had joined The Sun newspaper as industrial trainees where I was a senior journalist. I was a busy news journalist and barely had time for trainees and therefore came across as arrogant.

We journalist, however, knew how to have some fun. It would be off to one pub or another or many times to the Press Club for drinks after a long day of work.

My wife did not like me when we first met and I would say at that time the feeling was quite mutual.

However, guys those days, we are of a different generation, maybe the last generation of the lost legacy of being a gentlemen.

After one of those late nights in Press Club, the duty came to me and another friend of mine to drive the ladies back.

He took all the ladies living in PJ and Subang on his way back home in Subang and I took the ladies living in various part of KL on the way back to my little room in Bangsar that I was renting.

On the way to dropping off the ladies, which included my wife, I was telling the girls about this wonderful Italian restaurant in Holiday Inn on the Park called Mario's. None of them had ever been there, so I offered to take them the next day for dinner.

Sadly, all of them said no except for my wife.

As it was just me and her, I decided to make the best of things and make a date out of it. So, that was our 1st date, on 30th April, 1994 and I guess we have never looked back since.

From someone that did not like me to someone that adores me, from someone I did not fancy to someone I respect and adore.

I guess God had made the decision that day. There were a number of other girls interested in me, but they said no, and it was never meant to be.

We got married about a year after she graduated on a Friday on 27th December 1996.

In all our years of marriage, the love has become stronger and stronger. Despite many obstacles on the way, which we now accept as challenges and manifestations in our own lives, our own karma.

Many people and many incidents and many things, even the past, sometimes comes in as a hurdle to break us, but we both stood firm and overcame these things.

There is no such things as perfect, nobody is perfect, nobody has a perfect marriage but we do have a darn good one.

We are not the couples that spent money and buy gifts just on Valentine's Day, in fact, we do not even celebrate the day.

We celebrate every day of our lives together, we share gifts of laughter and joy and prayer and love each day together.

We exchange gifts when we feel like it.

We do celebrate things like our birthdays and anniversary and Christmas, but we celebrate a lot more than that.

We celebrate life, we live a passionate life, we love completely, we learn from one another humbly and when the day comes, we will leave boldly and proudly.

Few people will ever know the complete true story, or the full picture. Few people will care. But what we have as husband and wife, to me, it is a miracle.

God has not blessed us with any children of our own, and one day, we plan to adopt. But nowadays, we are the best parent our little furry boy could have. And when we do have a human child, we will be the best possible parents to the child too.

God has not blessed us with riches and wealth and sometimes like many of us, finance can be a struggle. But our love, our faith guides us through and we always have abundance.

God has blessed us a lot, and He has loved us a lot and to that, we are both eternally grateful.

Take care and be well.

3 comments:

Fashionably Late said...

Loved reading this...it's interesting how first impressions can be wrong so often! :) Ah, Love!

Courage said...

Love is a wonderful thing! Celebrate EVERY minute with her and do not take each others love for granted for even one minute. Love of another is God's greatest gift. Many blessings and much happiness to you and your wife. That warms my heart. :)

Courage said...

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check this out with your wife it is so beautiful!!!!!
Courage