Looking at the Mirror, I See My Wife. She Looks at too, What Does She See?

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Early in the morning of October 13, I got up from my bed and checked the time from my mobile phone. It’s 5 O’clock in the morning. I hurried up for a morning brisk walking which I used to do in keeping myself healthy fit for a 65-year old man.

I saw my wife still tightly sleeping. I didn’t bother waking up her. Making an-hour round from the public plaza, I went home perspiring. I entered the house straight to the kitchen. I saw my wife busy preparing for our and for our 3 grandchildren who will go to school. She didn’t notice me that I was standing at her back.

The plastic laddle which my wife was holding accidentally fell on the floor. She picked it up and I picked it up too. We’re both holding the laddle. We look at each other eyes. I hugged her and kissed her and said, “I love you, Bing and Happy Birthday!” And you know what she replied?

Our Married Life

Rebecca or Rebing or Bing as her fond name was my high school sweetheart. We met at the school campus in the open study hall where we held our music class. She’s a junior student, who transferred from a private high school. That afternoon, a heavy downpour forced her to take shelter to the study hall and I was alone at that time. And we’re two of us. I was attracted to her nicely combed black long hair.

We became fast friend. And a matter of two months we’re no longer friends but lovers. We used to laugh, to sing, to dance. We enjoyed our intimacy as sweethearts for 4 years and we got married at the age of 21. I was still studying in college. She just finished her two-year Secretarial Course. We lived together in my parent’s house. They supported us for the meantime.

By the way, in our early stage of intimate relationship, we’d broken up due to complexity of our birthday. I couldn’t sleep. My parents noticed it. They advised me that I could solve it in my own way. And they’re right. I asked my late mother where I can find my birth certificate. She told me that it was there inside our “baul” (wooden big box (trunk) where we used to place our clean and well-ironed clothes).

After 2 weeks of waiting, I saw Rebing sitting on a concrete bench that encircles the sturdy tree inside the school campus. I approached her by saying, “Hello”. She didn’t respond. Instead she got something from her shoulder bag. I got something inserted from my notebook also. We both presented the papers that we’re holding. It’s our birthday certificate with a clear imprint of our birthdates: October 13, 1951.

Now you know, what did Rebing see at the mirror? And you know, what Rebing replied when I greeted her, Happy Birthday?

Now, we are celebrating our 65th synchronous birthday.

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  • Comments

      1. Profile photo of Gil Camporazo
        Gil Camporazo Post author

        Thank you in her behalf. It’s a very memorable birthday celebration we had on Oct. 13.

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        Gil Camporazo Post author

        I will surely do. I couldn’t forget the surprised birthday treat which our children given us. I had never expected that they would give me one. I would feature it h ere.

      1. Profile photo of Gil Camporazo
        Gil Camporazo Post author

        Yes, siree! It is already imprinted on my conscious mind. It would be recalled and recalled for the joy we get doesn’t stops. It goes on over and over as we celebrate our birthday every year.

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      Jo Pin

      Wow! What a way to celebrate birthdays together. I won’t call this a belated greeting but a happy greetings to both of you.
      Sorry if I read late.

      1. Profile photo of Gil Camporazo
        Gil Camporazo Post author

        It’s okay. What important is that you know and you have expressed a greetings to us.

    2. Roch

      Wow! Couples who share the same birthday is a sign of tadhana. 🙂 It’s sweet that you still remember the story on how you presented the birth certificates.

      1. Profile photo of Gil Camporazo
        Gil Camporazo Post author

        This is because I had kept a journal and had written it to my blog. Then it is easy for me to recall, to remember what had taken place on that meaningful and momentous day.

    3. Kathy

      Happy birthday to your wife! Your love story is so heartwarming that it reads like a romance novel. I love happily ever after endings and I think yours is proof that true love really does happen. More happy years to you two!

      1. Profile photo of Gil Camporazo
        Gil Camporazo Post author

        Thank for your wish for two of us. We do endear so much such momentous event in our life.

      1. Profile photo of Gil Camporazo
        Gil Camporazo Post author

        We are always inspired as we faithfully keeping our love as sweet as ever since the first time we met.

    4. Fred

      I enjoyed reading your love story and that very interesting synchronous birthday which I never forgot ever since the first time I read about it. You are soulmates from birth.

      1. Profile photo of Gil Camporazo
        Gil Camporazo Post author

        That is great. I know you have been used to this birthday we had had before. We are meant for each other as what we claim.

    5. Franc Ramon

      I’ve been reading excerpts of your love story even in your previous blogs and I’m really impressed and also inspired by your love story. It’s a story of true love that remains strong through the years.

      1. Profile photo of Gil Camporazo
        Gil Camporazo Post author

        Yap! You’re right and you haven’t forgotten it. Our love grows stronger everyday as we faithfully keep our marriage vow and covenant.

      1. Profile photo of Gil Camporazo
        Gil Camporazo Post author

        For the married couple to maintain such long and even everlasting marriage is too subjective. It all depends on how the couple treat each other.

      1. Profile photo of Gil Camporazo
        Gil Camporazo Post author

        Thank you for such uplifting comment of yours. I do hope this will serve as inspiration for your in your married life to keep it as faithful as ever if you are already married.

      1. Profile photo of Gil Camporazo
        Gil Camporazo Post author

        I am thanking you in her behalf. I am glad that you like our love life and how we got the same birthday.

      1. Profile photo of Gil Camporazo
        Gil Camporazo Post author

        So be it. You can have a better loving relationship as long as you both know your duties and responsibilities and limitations as married couple.

    6. Gessa C

      I am sure I am too late to greet you two a Happy Birthday, but nonetheless, I will still greet you. hahaha but really, this is one of the love stories I have read so far which inspires me. How I wish relationships then, could be like of today. but sad to say, why most couples can’t stay that long these days?

      1. Profile photo of Gil Camporazo
        Gil Camporazo Post author

        It’s better late that never. It’s okay for you have just known this. It is everyone’s duties and responsibilities to know their likes and dislikes and then both of them should adjust for a harmony of their married relationship.

    7. Elizabeth O

      What a beautiful, creative way to share a birthday story and memory. Wishing you many happy returns! 🙂

      1. Profile photo of Gil Camporazo
        Gil Camporazo Post author

        I am happy for that. With such humble way of presenting it, it receives a humble praise from you too.

      1. Profile photo of Gil Camporazo
        Gil Camporazo Post author

        It is a greeting that makes us smile and we look forward to making the sweetest as you expect it.

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