12 years ago on this date we took our vows to be man and wife. In the presence of GOD , family and friends at Sacred Heart Church we dedicated our lives to the sanctify this union.
It was a match made overseas as we got to know each other while we were both studying in Melbourne. I was 18 and he was 25 when we got to know each other. We were studying in the same faculty and he was my senior. He was from Hong Kong and was staying on campus in a different dormitory from me.
You can say that it was fate that brought us together. We were are the correct place at the correct time to be able to meet and have sparks flying. It wasn’t love at first sight but certainly one that has been enduring the trials and tribulations which have come our way. Even back then I knew that R was the one for me and that he is the person who I want to spend the rest of my life with.
At that time some of my friends felt that I was being naive by allowing myself to be tied down at the age of 21. However I choose to believe otherwise. I believe in seizing the chance when it comes and not let it slip away. If the person feels right to be with why should I give up the chance?
I don’t believe in having to build up a career before I can think about settling down. Nobody says we can’t do everything together and what may have worked for other couples may not work for us so why must we follow suit? The rebel in me made me all the more determined to make sure that I have a game plan so that I’ll be able to have both career and family at the same time.
Through these 12 years we have experienced our fair share of joy, sorrow and pain as we moved from a couple to parents of three kids. It’s only fitting that we will be celebrating our wedding anniversary overseas this year in one of the most romantic places in Asia.