I met my baby online on July 4th 2005. I wasn't quit sure what this was all about but she was persistent in wanting to talk with me. She said that she lived in the Philippines and she wanted to chat with me. I heard horror stories about how some situations do not end up so great when you find a lady from there. I didn't want to fall in love with anyone so far away either. To make a long story short. About 3 months later we began to chat more. She really wanted to talk to me and get to know me. I seemed like a real sweet guy and she was really interested. We sent emails back and forth and she told me about her and her family and I told her about mine. Well we decided that we should talk and hear each others voices and she sounded so cute, and she is beautiful. So now I can put a voice on the pictures that she sent me. We sent text messages and emails daily and this woman had my heart in the palm of her hand. I began to feel the same for her. She had a totally silly sense of humor and she has a very good outlook on life and she appreciates the little things in life.
So, April came around and I went to visit her. I went to the airport in Seattle very early in the morning for a 9:30AM departure to Tokyo. I sat there thinking. I am going to have a great time. I had a very open mind not knowing anyone there and planned to accept the trip for how it would go. Good or bad. I got on a United 777 and tried to concentrate on the movies, but I was to excited to pay attention to the movie. So I watched the little screen in front of me and changed it to a live aircraft tracking map. I watched us fly all the way on this little screen occasionally dosing off. We started our decent into Tokyo and I an aviation freak so I was really into the approach and gently touched down at Tokyo/Narita. I had a short layover and got on a JAL 747 to Manila, my heart is racing now. I am really getting anxious now. I am on the last leg of this trip to see my baby.
Another smooth landing in Manila and I am about ready to see my baby in person for the first time. I got off the plane and about had a stroke from the wave of humidity and heat. It was about 10:00pm if I recall, and it was hot. I got my bag off the luggage carousel. I walked outside and she had told me before to stand under the first letter of my last name. So, I stood there and I don't see her. I was like oh no. What if she got scared and backed out of this. I would have been crushed. There she comes walking fast all dressed up like a little doll. She was the most beautiful woman I have ever laid my eyes on. She is gorgeous!!! She brought her cousin with her and she was so nice too. We got into a Taxi and headed for Caloocan City. I was roasting hot. I was wearing Seattle clothing, long sleeve shirt and jeans. Whew!!!! We got to the condo where we would stay and her family was waiting there to meet me. They were wonderful people, very friendly. Mom really wanted to make sure I was not hungry. This was great because I am a real family oriented person and I could feel the love they have for there daughter and I knew I was the man to take care of her.
I laid down and tried to get some sleep and it was just too hot. I dosed off a little, but was so anxious about this experience. I had no clue what to expect, but so far it was great. The next morning my baby made me some breakfast and I was so happy to look at her and give her a kiss. Her cousin stayed with us just to make sure my baby would be ok and I respected that more than ever. I nick named her cousin chop chop she knows martial arts.
Later we went shopping and chop chop carried my wallet for me and made sure we were all safe. I am a walking dollar bill and everyone will try to sell me something, and that's the way lots of people make there money. I couldn't say no all the time. My baby and chop chop would tell me when it's ok to buy something. I am into my second day here and I am just loving it. It is so hot, but I am having the time of my life.
The 3rd day we went to Baloy Beach at Subic Bay and we stayed at a cottage right on the beach. Oh and air-conditioning too. I slept great. We grilled fish and had pork, lumpia and oh I had Halo Halo how refreshing was that it was a slushy icy fruit drink kind of like there version of a snow cone. Oh it was great. We rented a jet ski and I took most of the family for a ride. They had never been on such a thing and everyone loved it. My baby and I spent lots of time talking and enjoying everyone’s company. It was at this beach, my baby and I were lying in the sand and I wrote a message to her in the sand "will you marry me". She was so surprised and she said "yes". I was so excited. I had a conversation earlier asking her fathers permission and wanted to do it the right way. On our way home we stopped at Pizza Hut and we all had pizza. It was so fun.
So, off to town we go to get her a ring. We found a beautiful ring for her and it looks so beautiful on her. I am enjoying my baby so much. There has not been one uncomfortable feeling this whole trip. It was literally a dream come true. I thought I was dreaming too.
Well, my last night there was really hard. I am a real soft hearted guy and I just wanted to cry. I didn't want to leave her the next morning. But, I knew that we would be together again soon. I decided when I asked her to marry me that this was forever and I was going to do whatever it takes to get her back in the states with me, so we can start our new life together.
The next morning came around. Friday morning and the lump was in my throat. The whole family picked us up at the condo. I wasn't doing well at all. I was trying to hold back the sadness of leaving her all I could think is that I will see her again. I am going home and starting this paperwork to get her home with me. As I type this I can remember the weather and everything that morning at the airport. My baby was always asking me what's wrong. I told her I was sad to leave her.
It was time for me to say my final goodbye to her. Tears rolled down my face and I stood in the security line slowly progressing forward as I am looking back at my beautiful princess cry. I watched her for as long as I could see her until I disappeared into the airport terminal. I had to keep moving forward as much as I wanted to peek out the doorway again.
My flight home I wrote my feelings about her on an airline gift order form. There was small typing on the back of the form, but I really wanted to write about my baby and the way I feel about her. Since I couldn't talk to her, I had to write.
I got home and checked the answering machine for any messages that I may have gotten while I was gone. There was a message from my baby. I lost it again her message to me was the sweetest message in the world. Her message made me cry again. She is just a little doll that I would never want to hurt. She is my life now and I love her so much. She brings me a loving feeling that I have never had in my life. I today still have this message and listen to it once in awhile. It chokes me up to think about it.
I had the time of my life in the Philippines with my baby and her family and I can hardly wait until she is here. This waiting is a true test of our love for each other.
Too all of you that spend the time reading this. I wish you the best and give your future wife the love that she will give you. Don't forget to tell her how much you love her as often as you can.
To my baby:
I love you my dear. You are the love of my life and you are one in a billion. I will treasure you forever and treat you like a princess. You’re the most beautiful woman I have ever known inside and out. You have a heart worth more than all the gold in the world, and I can't wait until your here with me.