8 months ago, I was in Boracay with my Tita Ai, Tito Floyld and Ryan. It was Ryan and I’s first time to be there and I love it because we get to celebrate Ryan’s birthday the following day. Little did I know, it will be one of the most memorable days of my life.
The place, the beach, the sand, the waves, the sound of waves splashing, the company I was with, it was perfect.
At that moment, I was so happy and I thought I couldn’t be any happier.
It was around 4 or 5 in the afternoon when my Aunt called our room and told me to get changed because my uncle’s friend is waiting for us at Shangrila Boracay. I wore my blue dress and blue shoes, my aunt told me not to wear my shoes but I insisted and told her that I should look good because hello, it’s Shang! 😀
We saw Ryan and Tito Floyld in front of the beach while some kids are carving the sand to create a castle. It was a perfect day, the sun is at it’s brightest, the beach is shining crystal with the sun, the sand is soft beneath my feet, the waves are splashing.
I yelled and teased Ryan that he already made his birthday castle too early. (It was his birthday the following day, so I am wondering as to why he made his sand castle earlier).
When we reached them, I was still looking at Ryan but he seems nervous while smiling. He told me to look at the sand castle so I did, The first thing I read was the Boracay part but when I saw the last message, I was shocked, I was nervously happy at the same time, speechless. (I can’t really find the right word to describe how I felt).
The message says “Tina will you marry me?”. I looked at him, and God knows how happy and blessed I felt. I am sure he said a lot of things but I can’t remember everything, all I can remember was “Baby, I love you and I would love to live the rest of my life with you, will you marry me?”.
I was nervous because I don’t know what to say. Don’t get me wrong, I love him to death but as an only daughter, I thought of my parents, are they ready to let me go? Would they be happy to see me tie the knot at 27? But I realized, my parents love and trust me so much that whatever my decision is, they know I am doing the right thing.
So I said yes! I said yes because I love Ryan and I can’t wait to be Mrs. Del Villar. I said Yes because my parents will be proud of me for choosing him.
Ryan and I got engaged! Yes! It was euphoric and unexpected. I knew in my heart that sooner or later he’ll propose but I didn’t expect it that day and that way.
Others might describe him as a not cheesy type of guy, snob, and very quiet. But if you know him the way I, his and our common friends know him, they’ll probably say he’s sweet, down to earth and full of humor.
Ryan and I have been in a relationship for almost 5 years before that big day. Like any other couple, we had our ups and downs but he didn’t give up on me, he patiently and lovingly understands me and that includes my flaws. I was the happiest girl in Boracay that day and I was the happiest girl on earth up until now.
I was still ecstatic even until now, it was a wonderful experience and the sweetest proposal. 2016 might not be the best year of my life but it did make me happy in some ways or another. It made me stronger than ever before and has pushed me to my limits. And now, 4 months before our wedding (the big day!), I would like to share how we got engaged.
May you also find the man of your life at the right time and the right place. God has given mine and I couldn’t ask for more.
P.S. If you’re wondering where my blue shoes are, I exchanged them with my aunt’s slippers. I can’t really walk through the sand using them. 😀