I know that Father’s Day is long passed, but as I said before in my Unspectacular Quirks post, I’m seldom punctual.

So, today, I’d like to dedicate this post to the love of my life.

Hon, I know that I haven’t been a perfect wife, but still you loved me unconditionally.

Photo by Sabrina Campagna

Out of the young and gorgeous women in your life who wanted to be with you, you chose to be with me instead.

Young, naive, and poor as I was, you took me into your life and showed me the world.

You loved and nurtured me, patiently, until I blossomed into the woman I have become who can truly give and reciprocate the love you so deserve.

We’ve had our ups and downs along the way as many married couples have. But I admire you in your steadfastness and commitment to our marriage, even when, at times, I’d like to leave and just throw everything away.

Within the first year of our marriage, I asked you to send me back home to the Philippines.

Having never been away from home and away from my family, I felt homesick and despondent.

Even at 22, you had the maturity to tell me to give ourselves a chance, before resorting to what I’d asked of you.

Photo by E-Rocks

From different cultures and backgrounds, you and me, you thought we needed time to adjust and to get to know each other better.

When you first learned that we’d be parents, you were ecstatic, beyond comprehension.

As much as you loved hunting and other outdoor sports, you gave them up to dedicate your time to fatherhood.

The children’s activities with school, martial arts, basketball, volleyball, and soccer games had replaced hunting and other outdoor sports you loved doing with your friends.

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Almost thirty-one years of marriage, two children, and one grandson and a granddaughter on the way later, you’re

still standing by me, loving me and supporting me while I achieve my dreams and goals in life.

I dedicate this post to you, my love, along with this beautiful song by Alan Jackson–Remember When. And if the time of my demise arrives before yours does, I’d like for you to play this song at my funeral to remember me by.

With All My Love,


I’m a dreamer, a risk taker, an adventurer, a hopeless romantic, and a Taurean who hopes that one day soon be a successful published Romance Novelist.”

This is what TASHA BUD has to say for herself.

She has never written a novel but you wouldn’t know this because she writes beautifully; her current work has faithful readers from all over the globe. She maintains two blogs namely;
The Big Picture (her home blog for her novel with the same title) and Tasha’s Take ( where she writes her other thought provoking posts).

She knows how to put her heart into her writing that leaves readers clamoring for more. She is a rising star worth watching out for.

Let’s put our hands together for a superb romance novelist – Tasha Bud.

12 thoughts on “REMEMBER WHEN”

  1. Jena, my dear Jena,
    You made my post so much more with the beautiful, romantic pictures you added in just the right places. Thank you so much also for the great commentary you have of me at the end of my writing. I’m all pretty choked up right now. Thanks a million. You are one very generous person.
    God Bless

  2. Hi Tasha, I would have written vocabulary is pretty limited as of this…
    Tongue -tied might be a better adjective.

    You made me cry with your last chapter.

    Kudos to you and God bless too.

  3. Jena, that was a very good post. As I read it I stopped to look over at my wife and think about what I would possibly do without her. She is my best friend and she always will be.

    Thanks for giving us all a reminder of the important things in life.

  4. Hi Brady,

    Thanks for dropping by and commenting.

    These are the significant persons in our lives that sometimes we tend to ignore because they are always there for us.

    You’re lucky you recognize that fact.

    All the best.

  5. Hello Brady Frost,
    I’m heartened to know that my post made you realise again how precious your wife is to you. May God Bless you and your wife with a lasting and blissful marriage.

  6. Mike,
    Thanks for reading my writing. I’m happy to know that you found it uplifting and inspirational.

    I have to chuckle when I read your comment after your name. “I Miss My Hair”

    Have a great day,

  7. Jenn,
    Are those your pictures Jena imbedded within my prose? They’re so romantic and so beautiful. They do give a nice touch to the post. Thank you so much for allowing Jena to use them.



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