Ten years: College Graduation

This year is quite a milestone for me and my husband.

To begin, this is the tenth year since we both graduated from the premier State University. Exactly as this post is being done–April 27th.

And to celebrate, this photo I had to unearth from an AVP shown during our wedding reception.

From the sidelines, my sister and mom quickly noticed and took this shot. Same row, the line of our colleges almost beside each other too.

I was in the middle of my Bachelor’s Degree in Music (eight long, fun, music and travel-filled years, no regrets!) when he began taking his Masters degree in Technology Management. So you see, he had ALL the reasons to be with me then– to fetch me after choir rehearsals, or I’d wait for him to finish class.

It was a sunny, sunflower-filled Sunday, April 27, 2008. We were called the Centennial Graduates, as UP was then celebrating 100 years. And with both our families around, we marched together to get our degrees. He even had his parents come to Manila from Iloilo. Why? Because two days after this, namanhikan sila. A Filipino tradition of formally asking for the hand of the woman in marriage by the whole family of the man. We got married seven months after my college graduation.

Ten years hence, here we are. We just wrapped up prayer time, and the Gospel reading today is so timely. John 14:6, where the name of our beloved Shrine of Jesus, the Way, the Truth, and the Life was taken from. We got married and had our daughter baptised in this church. We are blessed to be serving this church through the one thing that made us first meet–music.

More Ten Years post next time! Just had to let this happy feeling out, before the day changes.

 

~ Touringkitty

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