Love & Courage

“We don’t develop courage by being happy everyday. We develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging diversity.” -Barbara De Angelis

This by far is the most challenging time in our lives. In our 8 years of being together, never had I imagined that we will be dealing with a situation like this sooner. It’s in Gheoffrey’s genes by the way. Yet, we are still thankful that his heart ailment had been diagnosed at 33 years old. Who knows what might have happened if we did not follow our instincts and did not rush to the hospital? Who knows if this happened when he was 40, 50 or 60 years old?

As I was staring at him as I watch him sleep now, I still see the youthful man with smiling eyes and cheerful disposition. I still see the same person whom I chose to love 8 years ago. I still thank God for him and for every obstacle we had and still going through. The past days are rough days for our family especially being far away from our daughter. Sometimes my heart is torn between being a wife or a mom but I choose to be both. I have to be strong for both my husband and my daughter. Plus, we are lucky to have family and friends supporting us along the way.

Three days ago, he said sorry. But then I reminded him that marriage means for better or for worse, in sickness or in health, right? We marry not to be with someone only in good times, but most importantly holding each other’s hands during the bad times.

The past days might not be good, but there are still a million reasons to be thankful for. Tomorrow is a brand new day to dream, to hope and to love. ❤️

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