It’s been almost 2 months now since we celebrated our 3rd wedding anniversary. On the day itself, we just took a quick break from work and had a lovely dinner.
Then a few days later, we went to Puerto Princesa City, Palawan to continue the celebration. This trip to Palawan was planned months before (got some promo plane tickets) and was almost cancelled because my grandmother passed away a few weeks before the trip. But my Dad (my parents were with us), said that we should push through because the airfare and accommodations were already paid for and were non-refundable.
I knew we should still be grieving but I was also glad that we decided to go. Puerto Princesa City offered a much needed respite from everything we’ve been through in the past year (and we’ve been through a lot). It is a city that hasn’t completely lost it’s countryside charm. As such, it is dubbed as a city within a forest and is pleasantly without the hustle and bustle of a typical metropolitan area. There’s no need to rush here. And their beautiful tourist attractions are aplenty and relatively within easy reach from the city proper.
And did I say we love the food? It was a Seafood Fest the whole week for us. Everything is fresh and a lot cheaper (compared to the prices in Manila).
A wedding anniversary should always be a special day, just like a birthday is, because it’s the day when ‘the union’ was born and each year, you should celebrate it’s growth and maturity. This wedding anniversary was a special one in particular because of the many many things that we’ve been through last year. We’ve had our share of ups and downs, of triumphs and trials – the really serious ones. We weathered the pain of losing our first child. We had 3 relatives who departed from us all within a span of one year.
I’d like to think that celebrating (anything for that matter) will somehow break the cycle of tragedies and sadness. We’re only on our third and we still don’t know what the future holds for us. So whenever there’s a chance, I’d like to make special moments really special. Something that you’d like to do again.
That’s why, as early as now, I’m looking forward to celebrating our fourth wedding anniversary. Ehem, I have the plane tickets already.