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.....
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