Monday, March 5, 2012

Seledon & Melissa -- A Ride-in-a-bike Story

Seledon & Melissa are two good friends of mine. They're getting married in a couple of days from now. I feel so honored to be part of their very momentous day. I feel so honored to be part of their love story.

I'll be sharing with you their story. You can also read this in their site  and in their Facebook page. Here we go:

Seledon & Melissa: A Ride-in-a-bike Story

Theirs may not be considered as a fairy tale. It’s more likely to be called a journey -- a ride-in-a-bike journey so to speak.

They started with different paths –- each searching for a perfect bike with specs that can suit the kind of life they want to explore while discovering fresh things in the fast lane where strangers everywhere can be good friends if not lucky enough to find a perfect match. Just like choosing a bike, there are also significant things to consider in choosing a partner. The looks should be extraordinary, the speed should be outstanding and performance should include excellent fuel efficiency. Either one of them knew that one day the universe conspired and God put these two traveling souls on the spot. They met in a crossroad in a not-so-quite perfect timing while feeling that there’s this single missing part of their own bike that they have to find in order to complete their track.

No one admitted until now that it was love-at-first-sight but there was this certain magic that ignited a certain spark when their eyes first collide. It could be fate that Don was technically asked to be part of Melai’s world. That became somehow a medium to recognize the flicker that each felt when they first bumped into each other. 

It was not easy at first as each of them denied the growing feelings that they have for each other. Don was so naïve that time and never took time to interpret further his feelings while Melai was quite hesitant to proceed because she thought it was just a feeling out of her being vulnerable that moment. 

The journey continued as their feelings were getting stronger. It actually became a pressure because each of them decided to put limitations on it. Each of them thought that one of them should take steps but nobody took enough courage to speak up until they almost determined to put everything in halt. Afraid to take the risk, they thought that it was not healthy anymore to go on and that there was nothing to fight for. Mutually, they almost settled to stay as friends despite of the special feelings they kept inside.

But cupid was pretty smart. He turned an event into something remarkable for them. He made their friends and people around them accessories to a sweet crime. It was Melai’s birthday and she used her bravura to invite Don. Hesitant at first but the gent did not decline the invitation which gave delight to the lady. The event went on spontaneously and at the spur of the moment, these two souls unlocked each mystery of feelings and there was an outburst of emotions like a firework in the starry sky that night. 

And it was just the beginning of the ride. At their start-up, it was not a smooth run. Each of them was learning how to maneuver a new bike with switches and panels unfamiliar to both of them. They passed some humps and bumps like a roller coaster ride and took patience for few detours. There were times when they need to stop over while waiting for the weather to be fair enough to move on. While there were uphill on their road, they face every down steps together and fought hitch that came along their way. There were times of frustrations and disappointing moments but they were ripened by time and seasoned with real love for each other. 

Thought it’s a no joyride all the time, they enjoyed the adventure, grew together and savor every change gears while running along the stretch of a zigzag route. Though it was not easy, it was an all-sweat journey they have been into. At times when their feelings were all in tear, they always have spare parts to fill in the gap. And their drive went on miles respecting each road signs and made their way until they have finally decided to be in one bike for life.

As they face the continuation of their journey with a whole new trail, with God and their love are their fuel to move on to the next challenging trip where at the end of each day, they can embrace each other and  take pleasure in facing life full of happiness. In full gear, they both release the clutch, this time of their own bike. Seledon & Melissa are now ready to take another stroke smiling, HAPPY AS ONE.

>> Bon Aserios of OneHappyStory for the awesome photos
>> Happy As One for the very nice experience

1 comment:

  1. Congrats don, kaslonon nya gyud diay mo :) ride a happy life from and