There were some discussions, Q & A, some issues I want to clarify, and the answers were enough.
The most important reason, we were in love. And to make the story short I answered Yes.
Excerpts from one of my emails....
Jun 6, 2007
Thank you for making me the happiest person in the world when you offered me marriage,,,, asking me "Arline will you marry me"? I thought I was fainting, you should have felt how i feel then.
Goosebumps all over... and overwhelming with happiness.........cried tears of joy..... hoping I can hug and kiss you at that moment ,,,,,,,,, and cry over your chest....... Thank you so much Sweetheart.
As far as I can see we are always meant to be ,,,, my DESTINY....
Baby you are my destiny ... you and I are meant to be... forever,
Thank you for coming into my life.
Your wife to be,
So instead of the original plan to go and see me in October, he booked a trip in August 2007.
|Vertrek/Aankomst||14:10 Vr 3 Aug 07|
|Arrivaltime||08:45 Za 4 Aug 07|
|Opmerkingen||Totale reistijd: 12 uren 35 minuten|
|Leaving||10:45 Za 18 Aug 07|
|Aankomsttijd||18:35 Za 18 Aug 07|
|Yours forever, Ton|
The next day we travelled to San Pablo City. He wanted at once to meet my children and family. Isabel who was then 7 years old was at once at ease with him and Justin was very quiet and shy.
He was able to meet my previous employers, friends, and colleagues. My boss Dean Alita Conde even surprised me with a lunch invitation at a restaurant in Tagaytay, where Ton saw for the first time the Taal Volcano, one of the tourist spots in the Philippines.
He met a very good friend of mine, I call her Tita Eugene, I asked her to be one of our godmothers and she invited us to a comedy bar where a band was playing, he was asked to play the guitar and I was asked to sing a song too.
To be continued........... :)
Part III - http://arlineraijmakers.blogspot.nl/2014/02/my-500-words-31-day-writing-challenge_18.html