Young Love

When my cousin Jhanna, the one who just had her debut two weeks ago, was asked what her birthday wish is, she said she hopes that her father would allow her to have a boyfriend now that she’s 18. I smiled because I had my first date at 20. I don’t understand why teens today are over eager to have partners. I know a teen girl in the neighborhood who celebrated her 16th birthday with cake, Sweet 16 Invitations, cotillion and all. It’s like having a debut in advance. After her birthday she thought she is matured enough to get married and have a baby.

When I watched “Tunay na Buhay” (hosted by Rhea Santos) last September 23, their episode was about a young couple who are both 14 years old. I can’t help but sigh and ask myself how they would cope with married life despite their young age. Are they ready for a life-long commitment?

Though young love and teenage marriage are already accepted by society, based on what I have seen around, young couples have less schooling and less opportunities thus, they have more chance of living in poverty. These kids should understand that marriage is not a bed of roses. It’s a life-long commitment so they must be matured enough and are really ready physically, emotionally, and financially before they say “I do”.

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Nag is in the Air

My husband is not a gossiper. He by nature is of the silent type and does not mind others’ business. That is why I was surprised one morning when he asked me if nagging is an expression of love. I wasn’t able to answer immediately then I said, “I can’t remember an instance wherein I nagged you.” He was smiling and said, “It’s not you, it’s our neighbor. Maybe nagging is indeed an expression of love because the wife nags the husband in the morning and afternoon snack and if he’s that lucky, even during his midnight snack. Maybe that’s how much she loves him”, hubby said teasingly.

I cannot blame my hubby because the wife nags about just anything from washing of dishes, to repair of vehicle, to laundry, to cooking, to waking up late, to throwing the garbage, to feeding the dog, and more. Mind you, she really has a loud voice and is heard by their neighbors thus, embarrassing the husband.

(courtesy of Google)

A nagger is defined as someone who annoys another by constant scolding, complaining, or arguing. You may not know it but you might turn out just like one. Be conscious on the way you talk to your partner or to any member of the household. It may be nothing to you but to them, you are already nagging and they hate it. Of course, who would love to hear non-stop sermon in a very irritating tone? Why not talk to them in a controlled way even though you are already red with anger? Why not remind them on their chores again and again but in a sweet tone so as not to irritate them? Who knows, they might obey you right off the bat.

Oh, by the way, hubby kissed me and said, “Thanks, Baby for not being a nagger”. Wink!

20 Reasons Why I Love My Husband

As they say, it is not right to say I love you because. It should be I love you in spite of. But for the Couple’s Corner theme today which is “Why Do I Love Thee”, I will enumerate why I love my husband. This is hard because I have a thousand plus reasons in mind and yet I need to limit this for the list will be too long. So here are the 20 out of a thousand reasons.

I love Rhonnel because…

I can be myself whenever I am with him. I can fart, I can burp, I can pig eat.

He doesn’t mind holding my hands and showing me affection even when there are people around.

He always says what I need to hear. I am beautiful even I am not. I am sexy even I am fat, ehehe.

He always says awesome things about me to other people especially how good I am as a wife and a mother.

He keeps his cool when I do something stupid and he always understands me even when I don’t deserve it sometimes.

He always makes me feel safe and secured when he is wrapping his arms around me.

Being with him I feel like I can defy the whole world.

He always helps me even when I am not asking for it. He cleans the electric fans and the bathroom and helps me with the laundry.

He always seems to be able to read my mind. Most of the time, I don’t need to say a word. He knows what I like.

He trusts me and supports me in every decision I make.

He has been good to my family and helps them in anyway that he can and they all love him too and respect him.

He is loyal to me and to everyone that matters to him.

He always stands and fights for what he believes in and for what he thinks is right.

He has great sense of humor and he is not taking life too seriously especially on financial issues that makes me worry less.

He has taught me so much about life; that life is not fair but with him, everything seems to be alright.

He has seen my bad sides but then he still loves me and sees the beauty in me instead.

He helped me discover myself and bring out the best in me. He appreciates my sketches and drawings and encourages me to do more.

He is the best father and husband anyone could ever ask for and hope for.

When I look into his eyes, I can see how much he loves me.

The way he loves me makes me love him more each day.

Because of this, I will grow old and spend my whole life with him.