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“I have tomorrow to look forward to, for God has given me you…”

I love you.

Three letter words.

 

Powerful.

Inspiring.

Life-changing.

Being a cancer patient, these words have totally changed my life. It means another level of living not only for one’s self, but for others.

As we celebrate Valentine’s Day today, I would like to share this post as my humble tribute to Mrs. Maria Judith Bayot – Borja.

When I was diagnosed with this dreadful disease, my wife stood tall amidst all the odds. There are times that I wanted to surrender but she fought for me.

She was my anchor when the waves of tribulations swept me away.

“Kapit lang! Aja!”

When I was about to give up, her loving embrace reminded me of God’s love.

“Makakaya natin ‘toh, mahal tayo ng Panginoon!”

She slapped me with a pound of hope every day.

“Kung ang weather may pag-asa, ikaw naman ang sa buhay ko.”

She made me appreciate life more than ever.

“Maikli ang buhay para mabuhay na palaging ulam ang ampalaya. Huwag maging bitter!”

There were a lot of reasons to live and having her in my life was one of it.

“Ikaw ang kumukumpleto ng buhay ko!”

Her passion to live a life worth living make me smile.

I look forward to tomorrow because of her.

To my loving, caring, dedicated, committed, co-pilgrim, and dutiful wife- “mahal na mahal kita, alam mo yan!”

“San man tayo abutin ng inog ng mundo, ikaw ang axis ng buhay ko.”

“Ngiti nya pa lang ulam na. Sustansya ng buhay ko!”

“Walang bola, I love you!”

When I was admitted in Habib Hospital, every time the song below was played and sung by my wife, I cried a river.

The lyrics said it all about my feelings for her.

To Love and To Hold
By Trina Belamide

Verse 1:
This very moment, right here and now
Begins the journey of my dreams
On to forever, hand in hand
With the one who matters most to me
I have tomorrow to look forward to
For God has given me you

Chorus 1:
To have and to hold
To cherish and honor
To love and call my very own
To share all I am with
Body, heart and soul
You are mine as I am yours
To have and to hold

Verse 2:
Partner, companion, lover and friend
Keeper of all things I hold dear
I see you before me and my heart is filled with joy
For everything that has brought me here
And I have tomorrow to look forward to
For God has given me you

[Chorus]
[Short instrumental]
I have tomorrow to look forward to
For God has given me you

Chorus 2:
To have and to hold
To cherish and honor
To love and call my very own
To share all I am with
Body heart and soul
You are mine as I am yours
All my days, all my life
To have and to hold

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