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May 29, 2021



mahal ko,

on this day last year,

I was in America,

not knowing when I’d be

in your arms again


when the borders stayed

closed, we both

cried


+ I began making

a home in

your heart


as you further opened

your heart to me, I found

a wave of love overflowing,

sinking

deep

into

my

soul


filling

in the cracks

of where I had

broken


giving me

the strength

to stand

there on

my own


over our year

apart

I filled

each room

in your heart

with fond memories

of us + looked

at them each day


like the time

we prayed

together

on our first date--

the Manila city lights like shimmering

stars

spilled

from the night sky

as I listened to you talk

to God in your mother tongue

from Tagaytay

up above


+ finally, 3 months ago

I came back

to your dreamy island country,

by the grace of God


+ it’s by the grace of God

that I will walk

before you now,

as your bride,

with arms + heart wide

open, + it will be for good


I’ve been making

a home in your heart,

mahal ko, + I’m ready to cross

the threshold, + come

home

to you


I’m coming

home

for good



 

Tagalog Words:

*mahal ko = My love



*This poem was written for my fiancé as a gift before I walked down the aisle to be his wife on our wedding day: May 29, 2021*




3 Comments


Oh my goodness!!!! What a beautiful poem. This touched my heart!♥️

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Dennis Hogrefe
Dennis Hogrefe
Aug 06, 2021

Love Your poem Mal!! You are so talented and a beautiful Bride!! Hugs Love You Father Hogue!!

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Julie Bjork
Julie Bjork
Aug 06, 2021

Such a tone-setting poem! And the pic of Enric waiting for you is so perfect! Sweet anticipation... Reminds me of how God is a gentleman and patiently waits for us to "come home for good" to Him... ❤️

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