29 November 2011
November 29, 2011.
Today, I am sad and happy. I celebrate two of the most important men in my life. My father, the late Atty. Dagoroan O. Macarambon I, and my husband, Atty. Ibrahim M. Mimbalawag!
My father shaped me to be the person that I am and will continue to do so even if he's already gone. He will stay alive through the lessons that we learned from him and through the practice of what he taught us. I miss him every single day, but, among all days, I miss him most especially today. I wish I could give him a hug and a kiss like I used to. I wish I could tell him "I love you" again and hear him say "I love you, too" again. Just one more time. :-(
My husband is here. Though he's no replacement for my father, he's the best gift God has given me. And, I am looking forward to spending many and many years with him. I am lucky! And, I am thankful, I am happy that I have him in my life. I will always be. And, I want him (and, yes, all of you out there reading this) to know that I love him. A lot! And, I can only love him more each day. Love is a choice, they say. So, is it my choice to love him and love him more every day? Yeah, something like that. Only it's more than that. Is breathing to stay alive a choice? Yes? No? Well, loving him has become as natural and as integral a part of my existence as breathing is in my life. And, today, on his and my father's birthday, I shout that out to the world! :)
Happy, happy birthday, Abikulay! Happy, happy birthday, Bes! :)