Singer Jolina Magdangal joyfully recalled the day that she and her husband, Rivermaya drummer Mark Escueta, exchanged I dos 10 years ago.
Magdangal not only recalled the two weddings, she also paid tribute to her husband, in a series of posts in her Instagram account. The couple had a Catholic church wedding in November 2011 and a garden wedding as well in Tagaytay.
“The [two] weddings. Ngayong araw na ito ang aming (Today is our) church wedding anniversary,” she said in her post yesterday, Nov. 20.
“Dahil sa church wedding na ito, napatunayan ko na lahat talaga ay mangyayari kung magtitiwala ka sa Panginoon. At dahil nagtiwala ka sa kanya, mas nadagdagan pa ang magagandang pangyayari,” she added.
(And because of this church wedding, I was able to prove that everything is possible if you trust in the Lord. And because you trust Him, more beautiful things happen.)
Magdangal stated that though they have been together for 10 years already, there are still things about Escueta that mesmerizes her, plus a few more things she has not done to him yet and are part of her “bucket list.”
“10 years na.. pero hanggang ngayon nagigising parin ako minsan sa umaga at napapatitig sa kanya at sobrang nagpapasalamat sa Panginoon na sya ang katuwang ko sa buhay,” she said today, Nov. 21, in her Instagram page, which also had a video montage of their family photos, to the tune of “Moon River.”
(It has been ten years but I still wake up sometimes in the morning, staring at him, and I am thankful to the Lord that [Mark] is my partner in life.)
Magdangal said she’s still starstrucked when he plays music and composes songs. She also still feels giddy when she receives from him small messages written in Post-It notes, and surprise gifts though there is no occasion.
She’s grateful to him for reminding her to take her vitamins and to broaden her understanding when faced with struggles.
“Pag masakit ang ulo ko, kahit anong ginagawa nya, iintindihin nya muna ang sitwasyon ko (prepare ng yelo para sa ulo, check BP, monitor ng gamot),” she added.
(When I have a headache, whatever he’s doing, he will take care of me: prepare ice for my head, check my blood pressure and monitor my medicine intake.)
Escueta also reminds him to rest because she is no wonder woman.
But there’s one thing she hasn’t been able to do to her husband and that is to smell his armpits — and this is an item on her bucket list.
Magdangal is praying that they will both have a longer life and do more things as a couple.
“Happy 10 mahal.. ikaw at ikaw parin ang pipiliin ko. Mahal kita habangbuhay,” she said. (Happy [10th], love. I will choose you always. I love you forever.)
Magdangal and Escueta have two children, Pele and Vika Anaya. JB