Unpublished Letters: A Lot Like Love

Love was just a glance away, one embracing dance away. – Frank Sinatra

Mark and I met in college. We were classmates in 3 or 4 subjects. He was one of those typical careless noisy boys always seated at the back, spotting the prettiest girl in the room. And no, it was not me, atleast for his taste. (As he tries to explain to me now, I was pretty but more of a girl than a lady)

One day, one of our classmates (I forgot his name) asked me out. I said no but he blocked my way and insisted. Mind you, he was buffed and tall. Then came Mark, he said something like we need to go to the dean’s office. And then he was already dragging me away. 

I cant remember if I was able to thank him. But I know that was the start of our friendship. Then after a year, I had to stop my schooling. Though we do not see each other anymore. We had random text, friendster and facebook messages. 

Three years passed, we got together with other friends to chill. Mark’s 4 year relationship just ended, so was my 5 year. Then things happened, we ended up together.

I was hesitant at first. What if its not love? What if we are just really good friends? Is a unsure romantic relationship worth of risking our friendship? I had a lot of questions. I was weighing the pros and the cons. Then I remembered a quote from my favorite movie, A Lot Like Love – There’s nothing better than a great romance… to ruin a perfectly good friendship.

Exactly 5 years ago from today, we took that leap of faith. Then after almost 4 years of being romantically together, we tied the knot. Relationship is not always fun and easy, sometimes its hard. But it is okay, as long as you are with your friend.

Sent by: Susette Medina Jr.

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