"In sickness and in health."

22 April 2012

Today, I became a witness to one of the bravest and most beautiful things I have ever seen.

I attended my dear friend Poly's wedding.

And it's not like any other wedding. Instead of being held in a church, or in a garden, or by the beach, it was held in Makati Medical Center. My friend Poly is sick, you see, and I really wish I can say that she's just down with the flu, but she's not. If you have been reading this blog for quite a while now, you might remember me visiting her at the same hospital after her operation. The surgeons had to remove two feet of her intestines after they have clamped together. After the surgery, she underwent chemotherapy. Throughout all these she managed to stay strong and happy, and we were able to go eat out after work about two to three times a week.

However, another complication happened. I don't want to go into further details anymore, but she had to undergo surgery again last week. My other friend Mich and I visited her before the operation, and then yesterday I told her I would come visit again today with our other friends Marsha and Asther, and if she would need me to bring anything. She said she didn't need anything, but if I could kindly be there before 5:30PM so I could do her makeup for her wedding (which I wasn't able to do because I don't know how to do other people's makeup *sadface*). I was surprised that she would get married this early, but didn't say anything anymore.

I don't think I have ever seen a more radiant bride ♥
The ceremony was short but solemn.
The happy newly-weds: Boss Tony and Poly ♥
Up until a couple of months ago, one of Poly's hobbies is to check out elaborately-done engagement and wedding videos on Youtube. We would exchange links and gush about them, and imagine what her own wedding would be like. I think I can speak for a lot of us girls when I say one of our earliest dreams was of us, wearing a beautiful white gown, walking down the aisle towards the man we love. Poly may not have gotten that elaborately-done (and expensive) wedding video, she may not have been able to walk down the aisle, and she may not have been garbed in a wedding gown fit for a fairy-tale, but she has her Prince (and family and friends) by her side, and really, isn't that the most important thing?

As I hugged and kissed her after the ceremony, my eyes were evidently moist with happy tears. She chided me for crying, saying we're not in a movie, but I'm just so happy and in awe of this wonderful moment, this strong lady, and this amazing couple. If only I could blow all the pain and sickness away, I would have already done so, and I'm sure all of us who were in the room earlier felt the same. 

Mich and me with Chris and TL Bobot
Poly is very lucky indeed to have (Boss) Tony, as I'm sure he is lucky to have her. I've been told by Poly of their love story and I know it hasn't been a smooth and easy ride. But still, they have been more than strong enough, and even before they said the "in sickness and in health" part of their vows, I know they got that part down pat.

What a beautiful and joyous thing to witness. I could only hope that someday, I will get to meet someone who will not only take care of me the way Tony continuously takes care of Poly, who will also be the one I can show the same kind of love and devotion to as Tony has given Poly.

Congratulations and best wishes, Mr. and Mrs. Sison! I wish you a long, happy, and healthy life together. You HAVE to get better soon Poly, so we can plan your post-bridal shower ♥ I love you and we are all praying for you. ♥

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