Love comes when you least expect it the most. This is my story of finding ‘the ONE’ and building a family with my blind husband.
‘A life I never dreamed I can possibly have’. These are quite few of my thoughts that I kept on reminiscing until these days. Who would’ve guessed that I’ll end up in this little fairy tale of mine? Looking back, I grew up having just a quiet simple life. Like any other kids, I also dreamed of being rich and famous.
An Unforgettable Event That Changed My Life
Life wasn’t easy for me, I was a working student when I was in high school. When I reaches college, I struggled a lot to the point that I wanted to just quit. But my faith to pursue led me on, God helped me with everything until I graduated.
Finally, I decided to fly back to Manila to find a better work opportunity. I worked as a call center agent, the salary was good but not enough for me to sustain a living. Since I’m the eldest, and one of my priorities is to help my siblings finish school, I wasn’t able to enjoy my salary as a call center agent. While seeing my colleagues having fun and pursuing their pleasure, I was so busy handling my daily expenses.
Finding Love In The Most Unusual Place
LOVE really comes when you least expect it the most. July 13, 2008, my birthday, I came from work and was so tired I thought of pampering myself with a massage. I passed by at this massage clinic in Mandaluyong and decided to give it a shot. The clinic offers massage from Blind Therapists. This is the turning point! I met Francis, one of the blind masseuse. At first, I can’t believe he’s blind because he was playing chess with the other masseuse. However when I looked closely at the chessboard that they were using, it has holes in it and that’s where I finally understood. He was and is still a Philippine Chess Team player for Paralympics and was consistently been the delegates internationally.
I was surprised with his skill and felt admiration knowing that a blind person like him has brought honor to our country. Then and there, he noticed I was impressed and he asked for my number (which I gave with no hesitations, why wouldn’t I?).
Love is Blind…Love Has No Boundaries
A few months later, I received a short text saying “Hi maam, how are you, when are you going to visit us again to have a massage”? I am clueless… I had no idea who texted me so I replied with no intention of knowing who the person is. That same day he called me through landline and then we started talking on the phone like there is no tomorrow. He has a nice voice and a great sense of humor. We had really a good conversation. We decided to go out one time and I wasn’t ready to be a guide to a blind person that time. Wherever we go, everyone is looking at us but I felt great, like it was a light feeling of compatibility.
Things happened so quickly, with just less than a year, my feelings grew and that’s the time I felt that “this is the man I want to spend my days and nights with”. That clearly appeared in my thoughts. Things weren’t easy at all between us. My parent’s approval was really far from what I expected since there wasn’t a proper courtship due to his condition. He is BLIND, what do I expect. But I do love him so I moved in and we fought for our so called feelings! Despite of the many challenges we encountered, we stayed firm and happy and the blessing came after almost a year of being together. We will be Mom and Dad soon… we thought.
A Beautiful Unique Family
When I was pregnant and still working, He was such a big HELP in my everyday struggle like he cooked food for me so that when I came from my night shift, I wouldn’t be stressed out of what to feed myself and my baby in my tummy. He massaged my back to make me feel better even though he was too tired from his work as a Blind Masseur and even laundry our clothes because he just wanted me to focus on getting healthy for our baby. I couldn’t complain for more since he was trying to lessen the load that I had that time.
Then our little Angel came and things slowed down, it became light and bright each day. The best feeling in the world like what I always heard. Then she grew so fast that we haven’t noticed she blossomed to be a cheerful, witty, brilliant girl. Our daughter is now 6 yrs old and she is also quite an achiever like her father. We also decided to set things straight, so we got married 2 years ago APRIL 24, 2015. Finally my mom softens her heart and she went to our wedding.
God led me to His wonderful purpose,. Despite of my countless hardships, He blessed me with a beautiful yet unique family rich with LOVE. I have plenty to tell but I guess I leave my roller coaster yet successful love story with my family at this point.