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February 12, 2019

MY BROTHER’S WEDDING VOWS

My brother recently got married and he co-wrote his wedding vows with his then wife-to-be. I was amazed as it was written in Filipino and was inspired by Eraserhead’s song, “Alapaap”. They just became the coolest bride and groom for me.

Read on and be blown-away!

My brother, Roel and new sister-in-law, Agnes

“Agnes,
Nung pinagpala tayo’t muling pinagtagpo matapos ang dalawampu’t tatlong taon, sabi mo sakin, ‘Ngayon lang yan.’

Nguni’t sa araw-araw nating pagsasama, napaintindi mo sa akin na ang samahang magpakailanman ay binubuo ng magkasabay na paglingon sa bawa’t kahapon, matatag na pag-alalay sa isa’t isa habang binibilang ang mga di mabilang na ngayon, at buong loob na pagharap, nang magkapiling, sa walang katapusang bukas.

Sa hirap at ginhawa,
kalusugan at allergies,
sakit ng ulo o patabang puso,
sumpong at saya.
Ipinapangako ko,
Palaging ikaw at ako.
Parating tayo.

Agnes,
Hanggang bumaklas ang bawa’t hugis at anyo,
Hanggang lumipas ang dalang gulo ng bawa’t bagyo,

Hanggang sa dulo ng mundo
Hanggang maubos ang ubo
Hanggang gumulong ang luha
Hanggang mahulog ang tala

Masdan mo aking mata
‘Di mo ba nakikita?

Agnes, pinakamatalik na kasangga’t kaibigan,
Kabiyak ng aking puso’t kaluluwa,
Habang buhay,
Magpakailanman,
Mamahalin kita,
Wala nang iba.”


“Roel,
Nung pinagpala tayo’t muling pinagtagpo matapos ang dalawampu’t tatlong taon, sabi ko sayo, ‘Ngayon lang yan.’

Nguni’t sa araw-araw nating paguusap, pagkikita at pagsasama, napatunayan mo na hindi lang panandalian ang iyong pagmamahal, pag-respeto at pag-alaga sa akin. Sa apat na taon nating pagsasama, hindi ito nagbago, lalo lang lumalim at tumatag. Kaya’t nakasisiguro ako na sa bawa’t kahinaan at pangangailangan, makakasama kita, at makakasama mo ako.

Sa hirap at ginhawa,
kalusugan at acid reflux,
sakit ng ulo o patabang puso,
sumpong at saya.
Ipinapangako ko,
Palaging ikaw at ako, Roel,
Parating tayo.

Roel,
Hanggang humimbing ang araw at ang bawa’t gabi,
Hanggang kumupas ang kulay ng bawa’t sandali,

Hanggang sa dulo ng mundo
Hanggang maubos ang ubo
Hanggang gumulong ang luha
Hanggang mahulog ang tala

Masdan mo aking mata
‘Di mo ba nakikita?

Roel, pinakamatalik na kasangga’t kaibigan,
Kabiyak ng aking puso’t kaluluwa,
Habang buhay,
Magpakailanman,
Mamahalin kita,
Wala nang iba.”

Personal wedding vows by Roel Cruz and Agnes Agcaoili-Cruz

 

The Pup of Honor, Harley and Best Pup, Bruce

Happy Valentine’s Day!

 

 

Photos by Brilliantbum Photography


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