22/30: Hands. Here’s one last solo picture of my pretty engagement ring. Shortly after this picture was taken, a wedding ring has taken up residence on the same finger. Since then, you’ll never see me wear one ring without the other.
I’m not sure when it started to feel like everyone is getting married! College org-mates, high school friends, cousins, relatives, colleagues, friends of friends, and childhood barkadas are suddenly taking the highway to marital bliss, one after the other. There’s an entire wedding industry, with thousands of wedding suppliers, that does not run out of things to do! In our office alone, 3 ladies got married in a year. Normi got married about two months before I did. Ivy is currently planning her wedding too.
When we were in Boracay, we received news that our friends Jasper and Darlene officially got engaged. We knew that Jasper was planning to propose in front of family and friends but even though we weren’t there to witness the proposal firsthand, we were truly happy when we heard that he finally did it! And then there was another friend/in-law, Ate Che, who got engaged last week. I can’t forget the smile (and the blush!) on her face when she showed us her ring, it was lovely.
Marriage is such a beautiful thing, and I’m really excited for our friends. I’ve always had a thing for engagement and wedding stories, each one unique and different from the rest. Just like I said in the past, I love how they remind us that love is always at work, and that God is who He said He is — Faithful, Perfecter of our faith, Author of love, Maker of all things beautiful.