A Leap of Faith

I have drafted an entry a few weeks back about the subject, but did not finish it. I ended up deleting the draft, which I shouldn’t have.

Jed and I have big news. We are taking a leap of faith; we are moving to Cebu! Talk about change, eh?

He started his job at the Shangri-la's Mactan Resort & Spa last September 1st. We said yes on the second offer. The first offer was made six months ago, and that was not promising. So what happened in six months?

Let’s just say that the Lord was working in the background in those six months. He was preparing us for this big change. We both felt that He was leading us to this direction.

I am now ready to leave my job - my one and only after college graduation. I live and breathe this job. It’s the only thing I know how to do.

Am I ready to leave my family and dearest friends? I don’t think I’ll ever be ready to be away from them.

However, my priorities changed the minute I exchanged wedding vows with my dearest Jed.

And I will go wherever he goes.

I am his wife.

As it says in Ephesians 5:22-33:
Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.

Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. After all, no one ever hated his own body, but he feeds and cares for it, just as Christ does the church— for we are members of his body. "For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh." This is a profound mystery—but I am talking about Christ and the church. However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.
And now begins our journey to the place we will soon call “home.”

We're feeling mixed emotions - happy, excited, sad, scared, etc. But we welcome this new chapter in our lives. It maybe time to start a family. Cebu is the perfect place. As my boss described the city, "Cebu is like Manila, but better."

I am so proud of my husband with his new job. And who doesn't know about Shangri-la Mactan, right?

On the day of our 5th anniversary as a couple, we headed to Cebu with five huge boxes, one big and small luggage - these are all Jed's personal effects - and my tiny overnight bag.

We arrived on a weekend and that gave us time to enjoy the facilities. I know that the resort will lose its appeal once Jed starts working there.

I took a photo of Jed on his first day at work. His new work clothes are more relaxed than when he was still with Makati Shangri-la.

The hotel also took his photo for their press release.

I returned to Manila alone. It would've been ideal to move to Cebu together but one of us needs to be in Manila to take care of shipping our things to Cebu and the list of errands go on. But before that, Jed needs to find a place for us to live. I would also need to finish a few important events at work. Now depending on my accumulated vacation leaves, I am aiming to follow him end of November, and the latest would be first week of December.

We both are not built for long distance relationship. It's going to be very difficult for me to be away from him. Thanks to Cebu Pacific low fares I booked flights every other weekend so I could spend time with my husband.

The "meantime" months will be a test of our characters. We pray for patience, understanding, grace and strength. We will miss each other's company. We're actually feeling that right now.

As one of my good friend reminded me, "It's going to be tough, but we're tougher as we have God with us." Amen to that!

Please click on the the following links to view photos of Jed's despedida dinner and our big leap trip to Cebu.


  1. Gosh! Wow! I am so happy for you and Jed. Both of you are looking so great and very very goodlooking heheheh!

    I saw the pictures din sa multiply, radiant kayong dalawa, alam kong pareho kayong excited.

    So did you file resignation already? When will you follow?

  2. Em!!! Nag-blush naman ako sa comment mo. I told the new boss I'm resigning, so the entire office knows already. Kaka-excite. I intend to move to Cebu by end of November or early December. Depende kung ano pa ang dapat kong gawin here.

    You have to tell me how to handle long-distance relationship. Dahil bagsak talaga ako when it comes to that.


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