They say, choose someone who can carry a conversation well, someone who you can talk to all day everyday without getting bored. Because at the end of the day, when our looks fade, all we’re going to have are conversations. That’s why it’s so good to have someone whom we can talk to about anything anywhere.

Arjay , whose passion is public speaking, a member of a Toastmasters Club in Doha, speaks really well. It is a part of my non-negotiables and God has been generous enough to give me what I prayed for. Our deep conversation on a day to day basis is one of my most favorite parts of our relationship. It is just so good to have someone whom you can talk to about anything under the sun and makes sense in everything. Being with him for more than a year feels like having a life coach that you can run to all the time. Someone whom you can wake up in the middle of the night because you just feel tired and want to cry. And everything becomes so much lighter after talking to him because his words are comforting and relieving. Sometimes, harsh but with a lot of sense. I just feel so blessed that I found the one whom I see myself sitting beside me on a rocking chair, watching the sun set or the grandchildren play. Someone who will be my constant eating buddy. Someone whom I will start and end the day with.

My mind went blank when he proposed. I was overwhelmed and my heart can’t contain the joy and the love I felt in my heart. It is hard for me to remember every single world. I forgot what he said. But, I am very certain that I will never forget how I felt at that moment that changed my life forever.

Over the weekend, our friend who’s editing the proposal video asked my help in transcribing what Arjay said during the proposal. He sent me an audio file. Here’s his mini proposal speech that melted my heart:

I don’t know what to say. Just so you know, I prayed for the longest time and this has always been a dream for me.

You are my happiness.

Maybe it wasn’t clear before why God pushed me to go back to you despite the pain that we both suffered.

You know how much I love you, right? And noone can ever give that happiness that you brought to my life. Those people, love, that I asked permission from is because I want to make sure that before I do this biggest decision that I have ever made so far, i will have the strength because they gave me the support that forever, they will give their blessing.

Every morning, love, I just wish and pray that you will stay. Maybe it may sound hindi kapanipaniwala but everything I do is all for you and the family that we are going to have. I love you so much. God knows how much I love you. God is the witness of my love to you.

Forever and for eternity, love…

…will you be Mrs. Diego? Will you marry me, love?

Thank You, Lord, for the gift of love. Truly, we are favored by God.