Tuesday, July 21, 2009

As the Clock Strikes 4 on Tuesday Afternoons

Posted by beth at 8:32 PM






I was sitting at my desk waiting for patients to come in...I never realized that time passes by so quickly...Some patients are grouchy enough to ruin your day and others are just too sweet to suddenly brighten everything up...and at exactly 4 pm there they were again...Holding each other's hands as they wave at me to say goodbye...

They look so lovely...A man in his 80's and a lovely woman in her 70's never failed to flash me a smile and say goodbye every tuesday afternoons...How did they make it through all these years I always wondered...I tried observing them once and I just couldn't help but grin seeing the glow in each other's eyes whenever Mr. Right would come and get his Mrs. Right...They were perfect for each other. He waits for her patiently at the corridor....and with a gleeful smile she'd rush into his arms...and hand in hand they'd pass me by gracefully...

What makes a relationship lasts this long I wondered? Last week my supervisor asked me to check on some paper works and suddenly looked at me with her eyebrow's almost clashing together..."do you happen to know a Maribeth Ancheta? That's not you right?" I blushed and said, " That is me...that is actually my maiden name..." I laughed and said, " Oh sometimes I still forget my new last name..."...with a grin she asked me, " how long have you been married?"...to make up for my previously embarrassing mistake I said, " 5 years"...she asked again, " so when did you get married?" I proudly answered, " December of 2005"...she laughed again and said..." oh so you've been married for almost 4 years then..." we laughed hard...and then there was this eerie silence...after a few minutes of laughing out loud she looked at me and said, " well I've been married for 20 years and then I gave up"...I didn't know how to answer her back and so I just looked at her intently with questioning eyes and offered her some chips instead...

How do you make a relationship lasts? Kenny Rogers would sing his THROUGH THE YEARS and maybe give you a wink or two and say, "that is how a relationship lasts..."John and Marsha made us love them for showing us that they were able to make it through with the bumpy world of marriage...But in reality how do we make it through...

I would definitely say that it would be insanely hard to make it through...I guess a little magical ingredients will do the trick...10 cups of patience...a teaspoon of hugs and kisses...a bucket filled with love and understanding...a pint of good communication...1 tablespoon of shared interest...a basin full of prayer...a drop of happy tears...an ounce of affection...and of course a pinch of sweet old memories that makes us smile...

I really don't know the exact answer but I do have a lifetime to find out how...

I'm in my senti mode again with all of these flight of ideas...I just want it to lasts forever...Is it possible?...Maybe...Maybe not...I too would want to sit on a rocking chair someday...side by side with the person who would let me remember how sweet love was...love is...and love that will always be...I too would want to look into his glistening eyes as we talk about our good old memories together...I too would want to walk by the beach holding hands with the person who'd always promised me that though the world will come to an end he'll still be there to love me no matter what...

...and at exactly 4 pm every tuesday afternoons I'd wave back and say, "have a nice day!", to Mr. Right and Mrs. Right and with the glow in their eyes they'd just wave at me and say, " you too dear..." sigh!?! WHAT A PERFECT SIGHT...It's love alright...





11 comments:

kulasa on July 22, 2009 at 12:31 AM said...

hello sis....i love this entry! have i ever told you that i am a fan?...i love how girlie you are and your simple yet poignant way of expressing your feelings...not to mention your lovely smile and lively eyes....i could go on and on...what did the woman say? "i was married for 20 years and then i gave up..." was that it? well...she was tough to have made it that long he he he...i too do not really know what makes it really work..mom and dad's didn't, sad to say, hubby and i, we are happy together, at least i can say that, we argue but never really fight to the point of killing each other ha ha ha ha...but there is one thing i am sure of...he better stay faithful or else, he will surely lose amazing me ha ha ha ha....love yah sis! and hey, glad to know your hubby's getting fine...i will keep on praying...

beth on July 22, 2009 at 10:28 AM said...

you never failed to make me smile sis every time that you leave me a comment I would always...always smile...i too feel the same way...you're my idol sis...( hehehe magsister nga tayo)...20 long years...she simply said, " he was just a man who is not that easy to love...and so I gave up...it's sad but it's true"...thank you for your prayers sis...I just hope that he gets better still...love you more sis....

anonymously yours love on July 22, 2009 at 5:56 PM said...

hay ang sweet naman bagay talaga kayo ng hubby mo

beth on July 22, 2009 at 7:21 PM said...

salamat sa pagdalaw choi...sobra akong naaaliw sa site mo...ang ganda...very organize tsaka very original...super ganda xempre tulad din ng may-ari...:-D...God bless...

anonymously yours love on July 23, 2009 at 6:26 PM said...

tnk u tnku! syanga pala little sis, kamukha mo si vicky morales! pretty!

beth on July 23, 2009 at 9:24 PM said...

ang ate ko talaga...hehehe...mwah...

maricar on July 24, 2009 at 11:06 AM said...

Beth! i love your site huh! pano mo nigawa yan? hehe ;) joke, whew! what can say we all have our own experiences in life and Beth kulang ang isang buong pad paper kung ikukuwento ko hehe ;) ok, you take care gurl and grüß to hubby mwah! (grüß-regards) si ate kangcarrot mo to ;)

beth on July 24, 2009 at 11:06 PM said...

hi ate kangcarrot...madali lang po nigawa ko...hahaha...naghanap ng site ng may mga makukulay na layout at nagcopy paste po...hihihihi....salamat po sa pagdalaw...aabangan ko ang mga mahahabang lab stori na yan sa iyong silid...sama mo naman po ako sa mga adventures mo ate...ako'y sobrang namamahang sa tuwing dinadalaw ko ang blog mo...

eng on July 25, 2009 at 8:38 AM said...

yeah! the recipe on what makes the marriage works is as elusive as the hally comet that can only be seen every 75 years or the fabled fountain of youth...both we quest and dreamed about!

ha!ha!ha! i've been married for 15 years and still don't know what makes it works...everyday is a new beginning and a learning experience for us. one thing though, a person that can make you laugh hard is a good start of finding the secret...

beth on July 26, 2009 at 12:49 AM said...

hi ate eng...it's so nice to hear from you...it's a question that will forever linger...

hmmm...he makes me laugh so hard every single day that's for sure...he makes me smile too...hmmm...but there are times that I make him cry though...hehehe...

what makes it work for mr.right and mrs. right will always be a mystery...

you're right ate...everyday is a new day...and everyday will always be a new beginning...

...maybe it doesn't matter what makes it work...maybe what matters the most is the blissful feeling of knowing that somehow whatever it is... it's working...heheheh

Chay on August 21, 2009 at 2:16 PM said...

Ohhh I want to have the same story as Mr. and Mrs. Right - that is really sweet !

 

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