Sunday, February 21, 2016


She was 80 years old at that time when she shared her love story. At the age of 13 she got a lover who was two years older than her. He was a son of a widow and selling of salt was their only means of living. She described their love as pure, deep and alluring. They had many plans for their future. They promise to be faithful to each other till death. Until suddenly their relationship was shaken. Another gentleman ask her hand from her parents. The man was described as nice. He was known to be hardworking and responsible. He belong to a well to do family who owned a wide farmland. Her parents admired the man very much and she heard that both parents of the party planned to arranged their marriage.

Heightened with so much fear she rush to her lover. She beg of him to present his love to her parents and asked her hand for marriage. She asked him to outdone the other guy's plan to take her. Exhausted with her news he cried and told her " I will love no one but you and I will die loving you only". In tears she replied, "Please do something, please help me. I do not want to live a lonely life married to the man I don't love". However, her true love never came. How could he asked her hand, he has nothing to offer. During the old days men were pressured to offer something in lieu of the woman they wanted to marry. They had to looked extravagant in suit, food, money, goods, properties and livestock to proved that they were worthy to become a husband and to proved their love to a woman. But her lover has nothing to offer except the love in his heart. His ego depreciated. He was so helpless that he lost his self-esteem. And those days happened to be the lowest moments of their lives.

Then a grand wedding took place. People are feasting, drinking and merrying. But two hearts are mourning. In the first few years of their marriage she never had joy in her heart. She didn't even find joy in bearing and rearing a child. She was so depressed and down. Despite that her husband was so good to her. He adored her, cared for her, love her, pampered and nurtured her. He sacrificed a lot for her. He even treated her like a queen. He do all the household chores and he didn't want her to work. He gave her all the glory and fame she deserved. They live with so much abundance in money, food, clothings and livestocks. They spend their entire married life living in Negros owning a hacienda.

Her true love died at the age of 26 that was ten years after she got married. She said that the man he truly love fulfilled his promised. He never fall for another woman. He died loving her alone.

This old tale was my grandmother's sibling's love story.

(i learned and realized a lot of things out from this)