Monday, February 28, 2011
Rain or Shine
The is not about the local basketball team. This is about how my woman can drive me crazy. Literally! Just last night, she kept on complaining about everything, and when i say everything, EVERYTHING! She started with the hair, she said it's ugly and short, of course i kept telling her, It suits her real fine. She's beautiful no matter what her hairstyle is, but of course she wouldn't hear any of it. The conversation about her hair alone lasted for about half an hour when she finally decided to let it go. Then 5 seconds later (I am saying this with the correct time line mind you) she started saying she has an ugly skin! i mean, i wouldn't be with her if she has ugly skin, you think? So, there i was again, TRYING MY BEST to calm her down, which of course she wouldn't hear any of it yet again, this second conversation lasted close to an hour. Our calls kept on disconnecting for strange reason. Anyway, our line got disconnected while i was calming her down, i was of course waiting for her to call me back, instead i got a text message from her saying "Wag na tayo magusap. Ayoko na. Ako na bahala sa sarili ko" I re-read that message 3 times just to be sure i understand what she was trying to say. I sighed then counted 1-10 before i texted her back with this " I love you so much even if you drive me up the walls". After a few seconds, she called back, calmer this time but still with a little edge on her voice. She said " Love mo ko?" i then said "Sobra, kahit you drive me crazy", i don't remember what happened next, she started mumbling, so i took that as a sign that she's sleepy, i started humming to her our favorite song.I sad goodnight but she said " Stay there, i want to hear you" in her most sleepy voice. So i kept humming to her. I lay on my bed while doing so, felt sleepy too hearing her even breathing. I then said, " Goodnight princess, I love you from the moon and back" and ended the call.
I'm sharing this story not because i wanted the world to know how pa-cute we are. I'm sharing this because i want the whole world to know that this woman has taught me how to be patient. Patience is never one of my virtues. I hate waiting in line. I hate it when the people in front of me walks too slow. I hate slow cab drivers. I want everything to happen so fast that i forget that there's more to life than living on the fast lane. Because of her, i enjoy the slow commute to work, i get to see the places where i want to take her for dinner or just window shopping plus i get to chat to the driver about traffic, politics, current news and even a glimpse of their personal life. I started to enjoy this things because she started to teach me how to be patient. She's teaching me this even without her knowing it.
Let me share to you the quote that i now live by because of her:
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.” —I Corinthians 13:4-8a (NIV)