They used to just look over each other’s shoulders among the church pews during Sundays. As kids, Ernest and May did not grow up to be close past being the younger siblings that their sisters used to tag along. But then again, some love stories do start small.
Both from Malolos, Bulacan, Ernest and May would always notice each other at Sunday mass way back in grade school. Their sisters were dear friends yet the two never really had a chance to bond until high school. It was during their teenage years when May became a part of a community youth organization headed by Ernest’s sister. Later on, Ernest joined in, too and that sparked everything into motion. The two would steal minutes during breaks just to sit beside each other while playing the old Nokia phone game “Snake”. Sounds like a legit excuse, don’t you think? Over time, their friendship turned from special to special with holding hands to hey-we’re-finally-official! Nothing beats a strong friendship for foundation, as they say. And how’s this for an “it actually worked!” story; May reveals, “He was my first and last relationship, and I was the same for him, too.”
It’s been a long yet sweet road ever since the two became a couple in 2001, and the years are still rolling in. For seven years now, Ernest and May have been working overseas, braving through homesickness, financial struggles, and loss of loved ones, together. No one said it would be easy. But the two found a home in each other, just as they had when they were small.
“We are just happy that God kept us together and blessed us with each other,” they close.
Some love stories do start small. And some are even lucky enough to last a lifetime. Ernest and May’s definitely one for the books! Thanks for sharing your love story with us!
June 24, 2012
St. Agatha Resort
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