Wednesday, May 1, 2013
BELIEVE IN HAPPILY EVER AFTER**
Last weekend, my mom went to her province to attend a family affair.
My dad, for some reasons, cannot accompany her, and so my youngest brother went to escort my mom.
This is one of the few times when my parents have to be away from each other for days, and that is not an exaggeration.
My mom and dad have been together for about 30 years already,
and literally, they have always been together ever since.
Growing up, I cannot remember having my dad or my mom away.
When my dad has to go somewhere, my mom will be with him and vice versa.
Many may find that chokey, but it is not as worse as that.
There are just people who, I guess, cannot stand being away from each other.
And for one, my mom and dad are like that,
even after three decades of being together,
after four awesomely and annoyingly great children--
they managed to put up the romance and the love they've had for each other.
They are totally in love with each other-- needless to say,
they are an inseparable duo.
After 30 years, they still tease each other and giggle like high school sweethearts.
They still always hold hands in public, and more so in the house.
They cannot stop hugging each other, that at times make us feel that it's so cruddy sweet.
They are amazingly still head over heels over each other.
So as I said, my mom went away for awhile for some family matters last Saturday afternoon and she'll be back that Monday morning as well.
I woke up before noon that Sunday morning and as I went down the stairs I heard my dad talking over the phone.
His voice almost flirting-- that kind of voice men use when talking to pretty girls or the ladies they like.
I, of course, being the nosy papa's girl kinda eavesdrop.
I heard the woman's voice on the other line somehow giggly.
Their chat went on for awhile about just sweet nothing at all.
My dad saying how he has been thinking about her all night, he almost didn't have any sleep and that he misses her dearly.
And they went to their endless goodbyes-- like when you don't want to hang up yet while talking to your boyfriend or girlfriend.
And finally they say their I LOVE YOU's and hang up.
The woman on the other line was of course nonetheless my mother.
And that little eavesdropping project just actually made my Sunday super special.
Having parents so in love like that, it just gives a very nice pinch to your heart.
Actually, just seeing any old couple together does that-- but it is uber exceptional if they are your mom and dad, lucky me I guess.
Having two people so faithfully in love is a very nice thing to know.
They are the living fairy tales that make us still believe in a magical once upon a time.
My mom and my dad-- they are my fair share of a happily ever after.^^
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