Monday, April 23, 2012

Three Months of FAMILY LOVE

Relationships are never easy, and no one ever claimed that would be the case. And for an especially a-typical relationship such as what Tobie, Prince and I share, there's definitely a lot of possible complications to deal with. It's just the nature of human relationships - each come with our unique character traits that sometimes work and sometimes don't when brought all together.

But here we are, still together and still strong after three months of being a family. And I know I keep talking about how conventional terms don't precisely describe our relationship, it seems the term family really does fit us best. We no longer think of ourselves as just boyfriends - we see each other as husbands, true partners in this relationship. We celebrate our passions together, even when we don't necessarily like the same things.  We face life's challenges together. We celebrate love, because that's what families do.

So as we officially mark our third anniversary together, allow me to go through a few of the events in the past month that mark our journey to this point.

Naturally O Bar continues to play a major role in our lives. It's where we go to de-stress and unwind. It's where we celebrate queer culture with friends. And it's also the place that brought us all together.

Movie dates have become a regular part of our weekend activities, like when we all watched The Hunger Games together.

And we also enjoy watching plays together, like when we went to see the repeat run of In The Heights as staged by Atlantis Productions. And with luck we'll manage to get tickets to watch Phantom of the Opera later this year!

April began with our very first Holy Week Puerto Galera trip together! And if you've read anything about how crazy things can get on the island during this particular holiday, then you can imagine the challenges we went through that particular weekend. But it was still a wonderfully memorable experience and we certainly came out all the better for it.

April also included a very special outreach event called Bright Lights where Prince and the other Planet Zips folks spent an afternoon with some local children and taught them some of the basics of poi.

We've also had a love of healthy and delicious meals:

And of course a lot of crazy, fun and amazing times at O Bar Ortigas:

So Happy 3rd Monthsary to my husbands Tobie and Prince! It may only be months in terms of what the calendar shows, but it certainly feels like years of rich and fulfilling experience. I look forward to every new day of celebrating love with you both.


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