Monday, July 16, 2012

Contest : Tide & Downy : my Long Distance Love affair :)



This is how me and my husband seen and talk everyday; for three consecutive years now. (Thank you Skype). He worked on the other side of the globe as a waiter at Osetra Bay Lounge and Restaurant in Grand Cayman Island. Well, Our story is literally a super loooooong distance love story, the distance from Grand Cayman Islands to Philippines is 15,600.3 kilometers. It's air travel distance is equal to 9,730.86 miles. From Manila to Hongkong to UK to Bahamas Island to Cayman Island.. It will took you for almost 3 days to travel just to get there!  Not to mention the cost of airfare tickets..Whew!
He left me when I was seventh month old pregnant, and I still remember that day at the airport when he left me with teary-eyed.. As much as he wants to stay with me when I gave birth and to witness our son's first cry,yet, he couldn't. He has to go and to work abroad for OUR future, for our family, and for our baby.
I envy those women who gave birth and their husband is right beside them in times of their labor, but all I have is a voice over the phone that comfort me and somehow made those pains go away...
 The first few months are the hardest of coping up with our situation. Most of the times we cry coz we missed each other so much, but we can't do anything but be contented on seeing each other in computers screen. The challenge of being away to each other is what we keep going, it also hard for me to raise our child alone, and for him fighting the homesickness through all this years. I had never imagined that this is how its gonna be, and I cowardly admit that its hard, yet WE both pray that we could survive. Three years and counting, and we still together, we still made it and STILL love each other. I can't really say that there is a perfect recipe nor the best ingredients to achieve a long-lasting relationship, but for me its all about putting first GOD as the center of your married life. It's how you TRUST the one you love and stay faithful in him through the years. I guess those people who are in the same shoes like mine would agreed that our motto is "PATIENCE is a VIRTUE" indeed. Patience to wait  without knowing how long it would gonna take, perhaps months, years or could even a decade, but if you truly love someone you would wait even if it will take you forever, and surely that was our greatest sacrifice. But I know someday it will worth the wait! :)
 The screen is the wall that separates us to be together. Though physically distant we’re never far apart, for our love doesn't count the miles, it’s measured by the heart that we are wholeheartedly committed of loving each other faithfully. Long distance relationship is just a test, to see how far love can travel. We don’t consider it as obstacle, rather a great reminder on how strong true love can be. In time our love will always find a way to bring us back together no matter how many miles ahead between us.....


PS. 
On July 27,2012 would be our 5th year anniversary and I would like to use this chance on greeting him on our special day.... I miss him so much and Im wishing and praying to be with him soon.... I love you Pug :)
This is my Official entry to Tide with Downy Bangong Padala contest. Please watch and share this video entitled “Pag-ibig na Pangmatagalan” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UByYVB4glg

Thankyou for reading! Spread the love! Godbless!

38 comments:

  1. This is really one of the sweetest and genuine entry I have read so far. Wishing you both good health and keep the faith last for long. Advance Happy 5th Anniversary to both of you! Stay inlove ^^.

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    1. Thankyousomuch sissy..sayo din stay inlove,hihihi.. :*

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  2. I may not in the same situation but I really salute you sis. If ever I'll be in your situation, probably, I would cry every night. hahaha that's how coward I am. anyway, stay strong always kau ng hubby mo. May God bless your family. :)

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    1. Haay sis, totoo tlga nung una everynight umiiyak ako, pero now hndi na, I mean minsan nalang, hehe,, Thankyou!

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  3. wOw~! Wishing you a very Happy Anniversary Analyn and to your beloved Pug~! Hope that ur strong, sweet & soothing bond of faithfulness & its freshness & fragrance continue 'til eternity.

    May your anniversary be Happy and Grand :)

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  4. wow long distance nga talaga!! i hope you two the best :)

    -Hazel
    http://dressmeupbuttercup.tumblr.com

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    1. Indeed.. Thankyou for dropping by,, Hugs!

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  5. in weeks mararanasan kna yang LONG DISTANCE RELATIONSHIP..
    sana ganyan dn kame may comunication lage,,
    happy anniv sa inyong dlawa,, stay strong..

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    1. Dapat talaga meron sis.. Pero kaya mo yan... mwah! Thankyou...

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  6. You guys are the sweetest ever.. :D Stay happily inlove.. You are both blessed to have each other.. kinikilig ako.. ^_^ Happy Anniv! Cheers! :D

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  7. I salute the both of you! Making a long distance relationship last is very hard, hoping you both keep your love strong til the day that you guys are back in each others arms, forever! Happy 5th anniversary guys!

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    1. Thankyou dear :) and I really can't w8 till we meet again, hahhaa :)

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  8. Happy 5th year Anniversary sa inyo ng hubby mo! :) God bless you and your family!

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  9. Happy 5th anniversary!!!! Ang sweet!!! love last forever in a long distance need patience and you do it well.God bless to both of you guys!!!!

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    1. Salamuch bro.. :) more patience pa tlga.. hihi.. :)

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  10. Wow I salute you sis, long distance relationship is really hard you need trust and patience. Stay in love with each other. Happy anniversary. God bless.:)

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    1. Thankyou sis.. Yes patience and trust are one of the main foundation of a long distance affair like mine.. :)

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  11. The best long distance relationship is that when you have a communication more ofteN kahit tru net lang malaking tulong din ito.. Happy Anniversary for both of you :)

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    1. True sis.. Hindi gaya noon na super snail mail pa noh.. kahit everyday kami nag-sskype, minsan iba parin tlaga yung alm mong anjan lang.. pero thats life.. :) Thankyou for drooping by sis.. :*

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  12. You're right sis, there is no perfect recipe for long distance relationship but everything will be alright. You just have to trust, believe, be patient and stay in love with each other. Distance is not a hindrance to make a relationship last and I'm happy for the two of you that you managed to stay together despite of it. Don't stop on loving each other. There are many ways you can show your care and love kahit magkalayo pa kyo. Happy anniversary!

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    1. I'll keep that in mind sis,, its been 3 years but still nag-aadjust parin, pero kinakaya naman.. Thankyou! :)

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  13. Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby! More years to come sis. Wish I can relate but I am separated. Hehe. Inggit ako. God bless you both and your lil angel :)

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    1. Thankyou sis... Seperated din kme in terms of physical presence, pero yung love andun parin, kahit suuuper super layo feel n feel parin, haha, corny ko,, :) I wish din mkhnp ka ng MR.DESERVING for you sis.. Pray lang, & God will answer and give you something much more more better.. HUgs :*

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  14. Kayo na... kayo na ang sweet hehehehe hope it will last forever... regards to my inaanak.. hmwah!

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    1. You know that teta. haha seeyousoon/ mwah

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  15. Happy Anniversary stay sweet at each other :) peace out

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  16. happy anniversary sa inyo sis analyn. :)

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  17. May your marriage be blessed with love, joy and companionship for all the years of your lives. Happy Anniversary!:)

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  18. Haay, nakaka-iyak naman ang ganyang situation, lalo na ung sa video yung last na na-interview, grabe ilang years na hindi pa cla nagkikita ng asawa nya. huhuhu nakakasad, sana mkita mo na ang true happiness nyo ng hubby mo, Godbless!

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  19. same story tau cz hirap tlga malau ang asawa sa tabi natin pero tiis lang tau kc pra sa pamilya nman ang lhat nan yan ... goodluck sau cz

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  20. same situation tayo sis long-distance love affair and actually i envy you coz anytime anyday pwede kau makapag communicate ni hubby pwede skype everyday kami ni hubby talagang wala kung may signallang sa laot kasi anyway mahirap talaga ang sitwasyon natin tama ka kahit ganu kalayo basta may tiwala at pagmamahal sa isa't-isa makakaya lahat. Goodluck and Belated Happy 5th Anniversary sa inyong dalawa ni hubby. God bless and Mabuhay tayong mga asawa ng OFW at ang ating mga mister na tinitiis ang hirap at ang layo para lang sa future ng pamilya. ;)

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  21. wow .. how sweet naman :))

    HAPPY 5th ANNIVERSARY senyo :))

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  22. I salute both of you for keeping your relationship strong despite being in two different places apart from each other. I can't imagine myself surviving in a long distance relationship like what you have. Stay strong :)

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  23. Happy 5th anniv sis! Stay strong and Godbless to you and your family!^^

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