TRUST In God's perfect time.
I don't remember having a real conversation with him back in highschool.. People knew me for being "Ms. Congeniality" that even gradeschool kids would greet me every morning.. So it's a little weird that he was the only person in my class that I don't remember sharing anything with..
During the 3 years in highschool (2nd to 4th year) that we spent as classmates, we might've only talked TWICE. Once when I borrowed his notebook, and the other one was when I asked him to smile while I was taking a photo of him with one of my friends. The rest of the time, I only knew him as one of the guys who was always part of the Top 10 in class. Maybe it also had a lot to do with the fact that I was going out with somebody else at the time (oo, maaga akong lumandi! Don't judge me! Hahaha!) and had no interest in checking out other boys.. That, and the fact that he was also trying to "court" one of my closest friends back then. So basically, we graduated highschool with absolutely NO IDEA... NO INKLING whatsoever that one day... we would find ourselves madly in love with each other (yun o!!!!! hahaha!) ♥ .
After graduation, most of us went home to the Philippines to pursue college. We may have enrolled in different schools and made a lot of new friends, but we made sure that the whole class made time to meet up once or twice every year for a batch reunion. I even chose to be with them (instead of my "new friends") on my 18th birthday.. Zee was there too but as usual, the night ended with the both of us still CLUELESS of what was about to happen 5 months later...
It was the last week of June 2004 when I decided to call everyone and organize a reunion at Glorietta. Everyone else had a prior commitment or some sort of excuse, except for one person-- I'm guessing you already know who he is. Lol! I was hesitant at first but I was bored out of my wits so I thought, what the heck... The worst thing that could happen was if we end up sharing awkward moments of silence which will eventually lead us to watching a movie instead (to avoid talking to each other) OR we could just make up an excuse to leave and then move on with our lives like that day never happened. Haha!
But 4 hours later... I found myself laughing and actually having a pretty good time. FOUR HOURS. The longest time I've ever spent in Starbucks. The only time I could last that long talking to anybody is if there's alcohol involved. Hahaha! But anyway... this time around, the day ended with us-- all of a sudden-- after SO MANY YEARS-- realizing.... that we might actually be good friends... that beneath his "maangas" exterior, he's actually pretty funny.. and sweet.. So from that day on, we never stopped texting each other and well.. the rest is history. But that's only 1/4 of our story. Hahaha!
Sometimes, I wonder why God didn't give us the chance to be closer to each other back in highschool.. That way, maybe we wouldn't have wasted so much time, effort, and emotions on other people who have hurt and left us broken. But maybe God thought it wasn't the right time. Quite frankly, I don't think Zee and I would've realized that we'd be important to each other, even if we developed a friendship in highschool. I guess there were some valuable lessons that we needed to learn first from relationships with other people, that would eventually become helpful for when it was our time to be together.
It took me and Zee SIX YEARS before we saw something "special" in each other.. There are some things that don't happen, not because it's not "meant to be", but because it's not yet the right time. So whenever I get depressed about this LDR situation that we're in, I always remind myself that God is cooking up an amazing plan for the both of us.. All we gotta do is be patient. Everything will be okay, and it will be worth the wait... ♥
Happy Valentines to everyone reading this.. ♥ ♥ ♥