“Nemo dat quod non habet” this means “You can’t give what you don’t have”.
This is what I’ve learned from my husband as I go along our simple, yet, one of the seldom love stories untold.
I am very fascinated of gifts especially during birthday, Christmas and other occasions. My husband used to give earrings, necklace, signature shirts and other valuable things I like most.
We both work in public office, indeed, we are living in a simple way of life. We have also misunderstanding and differences but most of the time we have lots in common. We love adventure; we love collecting valuable things (miniature toys, personal collections and papemelroti items), we used to go to the mall every weekend for food trip and play in arcade. Just a simple like that, we enjoy our life together.
One day, it’s another and memorable day for me. It was a Valentine’s Day. As a normal and usual expectation I wanted to receive a special gift from my hubby. That day, we have our dinner date at the mall. However, I noticed he’s calm and cold and told me that he was out of budget to buy a gift but he has a special present at home. I was thrilled and excited for the first time when we go home. What he did at that night was memorable. I was amazed! For the first time in my life he made a poem written in Papemelroti paper. He chose this paper because for him, it is very special and unique paper, simple but meaningful. The poem compose with my full name. As I read along the poem, tears of joy fell from my eyes.
At that night, he told me that his gift is more than everything he gave like of material things. He made a poem and dedicated for me. This poem inspires everyone, every women that happiness is priceless not even the material things can provide. He gave what he has from his heart and that is love out faded things.
I hope every one will inspire our simple love story that life is not nourish with things that glitters but by love and devotion to your relationship.
Story by Sheryl Malabanan-Corsiga