Being a military wife is not easy,
We are our husband’s strength,
We are the women behind every soldier’s success.
We raise our children alone,
We only get to spend 2 – 15 days RNR and a 10 days Christmas Break every year.
We have to travel long and far to visit our husband at their 24/7 work.
We are made of bricks and stone to stand the test of time.
We have to give up a lot and sacrifice more for our nation to be at peace and for our fellow men to be safe.
Photographer : F. Ayuban
You gave me more than what I have expected and more than I have asked for. I have no idea about the surprise you have prepared for me last night, you managed to do it even with your busy schedule. I am not disappointed with how it happened, in fact I am so surprised and happy, I do not know what to do and say. ( We should have a practice-proposal at least twice so we could have a perfect surprise-marriage proposal ). I know, this might be so cheesy it sucks, or people might think that I am a show-off, or that this is uber-PDA already, BUT I don’t care. I am happy and I want to show the world wide web that I am. I could be the best girlfriend or wife the world has to offer but I could be the worst too. And yet, you still chose to love me and to ask my hands for marriage. My Love, there is nothing I could ask for from God above, you are, indeed, the One that He has prepared for me. I love you more than you will ever know.
Just like any other women, I believed in love, in fairytales, in romantic dinners and happy ever-afters.
But just like any other women, my heart was broken into pieces, my soul has been shattered, and my life was never been the same.
I became independent, I can stand on my own, and I realize that I do not need someone anymore to complete my existence.
Then my hero came, I met him when I no longer need some saving. I am no longer a damsel in distress, because I became the heroine myself.
I still in believe in happy ever-after so I gave myself a chance to love again, I gave myself a chance to fall in love and be loved.
Love is a choice, we choose who to love. And every single day, I chose to fall in love with my soldier, forever and always.
A lot of people will come your way. Some will love you and leave you, some will hurt you and inspire you, some will like you and some will not. But there are those who will make your life worth living.
Just because you were broken hearted once or twice, it doesn’t mean that you are scarred for life. Be thankful for the people who left because they made you a better person. Be thankful for the people who stay because you made them better.
Soldiers are the best lovers out there, but be very cautious who to love. Choose someone who is free and single. Do not settle to be the other woman because you will never be truly happy.
I have found my happiness and I hope you will find yours.