Wednesday, June 25, 2008

I Think We've Got Something Special

Infatuation is when you think he's as sexy as Robert Redford, as smart as Henry Kissinger, as noble as Ralph Nader, as funny as Woody Allen, and as athletic as Jimmy Conners. Love is when you realize that he's as sexy as Woody Allen, as smart as Jimmy Connors, as funny as Ralph Nader, as athletic as Henry Kissinger and nothing like Robert Redford - but you'll take him anyway. ~ Judith Viorst, Redbook, 1975

This quote maybe a little outdated but I found it funny and so very true. LOL! Well anyway, hubby and I bonded with some of his old high school buddies last week. One of his close friends got back from the US so the "barkada" (friends) decided to troop to their place to catch up on old times and talk about their new life in the US. And yes, to also take a peek at the two new additions to the family.

All these years (geez has it been 11 years already?!) and it seems like nothing much has changed. The men (there were six of them) would group together to talk shop or whatever it is that men talk about. Hehe. Which I found out, were not really quite as different to what we, women, talk about. LOL! And we, the wives, formerly the girlfriends, would also pull up chairs and huddle close together to talk about err this and that.

When we were younger, that was when hubby and I were still dating, the topics ranged mostly from what movies we watched, where we go on dates, beauty tips, love tips and so forth and so on. Then as the years went by, one by one each couple would get engaged and then we talk about "the proposal", compare engagement rings and re run "how he proposed" and of course talk about "the wedding plans". Then after the wedding, there were baptisms, first birthdays, seventh birthdays, Christmas parties and parties - just because.

From silly boyish and girlish dreams and talks I noticed that we all have grown so much more mature. Now we were talking about investments, travels, our kids' education, our kids tuition fees and school. I found it really endearing that we may walk or talk differently but deep inside we have not really changed a lot. I love the way hubby would always reach for my hand, entwine his fingers in mine whenever we stand close together and the way he would kiss it absent-mindedly as he talked. The way he would pass me by and rub my back and drink from my glass. The way he would always present me as his "ex-girlfriend" to everyone and when they would raise their brows he would say, "and now my wife" and make everyone laugh.

Comparing our lives with his friends, ours may not be as rich in travels, not as elaborate, not as complicated, but boy! it sure has lots of love and laughter! And you know I think we really got something special. :D

This post is for my sweet hubby:D No occassion...I just felt I needed to thank him for making me love life. Here's a funky love song by's for all you hopeless romantics and cynics. Enjoy!

Now there's four of us holding that's really special don't you think?


louann said...

I have to agree with you Sophia =) Beautiful insights.

And I love the picture

Lena said...

so sweet :)
it is really great to hear that there is so much love and laughter shared by both of you. Let it remain forever this way :)

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*~*{Sameera}*~* said...

That is so wonderful dear!You are truly blessed and so is he.God Bless You four always.

Love & Hugs! :)

Our Love Story said...

haha...this is so cute, girl! nakakatuwa to reminisce the past... i really like your end statement... "now, there's four of us holding hands..." yes, girl...that is something more special!!!

have a wonderful life.... take care and Godbless u and ur family!!!

Anonymous said...

After reading it I can only convey by best wishes and pray for your healthy everlasting relationship...very few people in the world are so privileged like you and will just wish...both of you cherish the wonderful moments of your life along with your lovely family...the feelings are so beautiful & even I could relate to it as its the same here too...Have a wonderful weekend!

Sophiagurl said...

@@@Louann - Hey thanks Louann, happy weekend!

@@@Lena - Oh Lena, I want this to stay like this forever.

@@@Michael Wong - thank you for the visit.

@@@Sameera - Hi Sami, thanks. I think we are both lucky. Sorry have not been able to come around your place in a while. God bless!

@@@Jen - hehe, thanks so much. Hubby and I love reminiscing the past too. God bless you too and your lovely family.

@@@Kalyan - it's really lovely knowing that you also have a blessed marriage. God bless!

jen said...

hi girl! i love your new blog skin... very nice! have a great day! godbless!!!

Sophiagurl said...

Hi Jen, glad you liked it. Hehehe. thanks for dropping by and blessings to you too! :D

Anonymous said...

Hi Sophia!

Sweeeet post! hubby must have been kinikilig :). Love how you put your last sentence.

So sorry I haven't been here for a very long time. Haven't had the time, too, to reflect on the simple things around me. Been too busy at work.

Hope all is well with you.


Sach said...

So sweet! Wish you more love :)
God bless you four..

Btw nice blog!

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Sophiagurl said...

@@@Stillwaters - Hey how are you doing. Thank you for dropping by. Well he was, kinda kilig when I had him read it. hehehe. Have a great weekend!

@@@Sach - Gee thanks, I wish you love as well. Hope to see you back here. God bless!

@@@Ray - wow, thanks I am really glad you liked my posts. I tried accessing your blog but there were no posts??? Anyways, thank you for the invite, I will hop on over to check it out very soon.

Happy weekend guys! Promise to come back with a post before the weekend. God bless yah all!