Marital union of man and woman: only by God’s will PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 09 October 2018 12:04



LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs and then closed up the place with flesh. Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man… That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh…” (Genesis 2:21-25, the Holy Bible).


MARITAL UNION BY MAN & WOMAN: ONLY BY GOD’S WILL: In this world where we live in, it is an undisputable fact of life that nothing happens by chance or by accident. Come to think of it, everything that happens in the daily lives of men and women everywhere happens according to what God has decreed, according to His great will and design.

This is completely amazing and astounding, yes. And we cannot deny that the many, if not all, stories of our lives, especially the more important ones, approximate the scripts carefully written for the movies or for written novels. As we are won’t to say every time we witness this extra-ordinary reality, “truth is oftentimes stranger than fiction”, really.

Indeed, this is what I have been seeing in what Justin Bambico Mauricio of Tarlac (from the towns of Moncada and Ramos) and Angelie Deolan (who is on the other hand from Iligan City), are experiencing right now. Sweethearts since eights years ago yet, they met for the very first time when both of them became students of UP Diliman, Quezon City. Justin is the eldest in a brood of two male children of my brother, Philip and his wife, Virgie, while Angelie is the daughter of Mr. Ramon Deolan and Mrs. Perpetua Deolan.


JUSTIN AND ANGELIE: GOD MANDATED THEIR FIRST MEETING: The first encounter between Justin and Angelie was the will and mandate of God. When Justin was entering UP Diliman for the very first time, he tried to look for courses where his talents would be relevant. He  considered many courses, but, with the help of his father’s siblings (myself, my brother Leny, my sister Marisa, and my wife, Angelina), and with God’s guidance certainly, he chose to take up physical education courses, to hone his basketball skills (he has the height of a basketball player)

Angelie, on the other hand, was the pride of her high school batch in Iligan City in the field of ping pong (table tennis), which became her passport to becoming a scholar at UP Diliman. The two of them pursued different fields of expertise in sports at the UP College of Human Kinetics, which would have assured them of not meeting one another. Yet, they met nevertheless, on account of similar subjects they were to take as sports students. Coincidences? God’s will, if you ask me!

The first meeting of the two did not become their last. As days passed by with the two of them engaged in furious studies on sports excellence, they found themselves pining to meet each other again in their common subjects. What was more, they found the moments they were not classmates as moments filled with longing, and eagerness, to meet one another again.


ROSEATE IS THE COLOR OF EVERYTHING FOR PEOPLE TRULY IN LOVE: Before long, the meetings of Justine and Angelie became highly regular even if they no longer had common subjects. They did not consciously teach themselves perhaps but, in their youthful minds, it looked as if their hearts would explode in anguish during the moments they were far from each other. And then one day, I am certain that both of them woke up with the sweet realization that they needed one another, if happiness for each of them was to be complete from then on.

It didn’t take long before the two of them started making monthly posts in Facebook, celebrating their “monthsaries”---or their monthly commemoration and remembering of the time their feelings became united in a common passion and understanding---feelings that were filled with inexplicable joy when they were with one another, and feelings of sweet agony and perplexity during the times they were not together.

These “monthsaries” by Justin and Angelie lasted for eight long years. This is the reason why the Mauricio and Bambico families are greatly thankful to God in the Name of Jesus that in the span of eight years that the two of them were in a boyfriend-girlfriend relationship, the flame of true love burned ever brightly for them, unwaning, undimmed. We are also thankful that this relationship between Justin and Angelie would find fulfillment in their marital union on October 08, 2018, at the St. Michael’s Catherdral in Iligan City.


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