Thursday, December 21, 2006

Long Road From Dumaguete to America, Pt. 2

Marilyn and I will be filing her fiancee visa petition in the next few weeks. We have both become quite anxious as the last few loose ends are tied up. The next phase of this process will involve lots of patience and lots of prayer as the U.S. government literally decides our future.

For Marilyn, the thought of leaving Dumaguete is sad, exciting and frightening all at once. It helps that her sister recently came to the U.S. and is now in West Virginia. She also has some good friends from Dumaguete who will be in the U.S. shortly. Still, as the popular movie declares, "there's no place like home".

As we celebrate Christmas this year, we are thankful for the blessing of our relationship, and how it has blossomed despite the enormous distance. The love and commitment Marilyn has shown me over the last two years is unlike anything I have ever experienced. This is one reason among many why a part of my heart will always live in Dumaguete, for the Gentle City gave the world this wonderful woman.

I love you, Marilyn, and I look forward to seeing you soon and spending my life with you...whether in Ohio or Dumaguete or wherever the Lord should lead us.

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Blogger christine said...

Very sweet post and so nicely written as usual. :) Merry Christmas to you and Marilyn!

Friday, December 22, 2006 12:12:00 AM  
Blogger RTS said...

Hi Corey,
I know you are excited and anxious about this process. Don't's simply a matter of time.You'll worry about it all but really there is nothing to worry about when filing a fiancee visa.
Pag ayo ayo ug maayong pasko.
Bob, Cathy and John-Paul

Friday, December 22, 2006 7:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Marilyn said...

More than seeing my face in the first page of this site, I have never been more proud than having a boyfriend so brilliant and talented. My friends always commented what a good writer he is.

Meeting Corey is a dream come true. He came to my life when I needed a shoulder to lean on. God is so good, He brought me a wonderful man just right in time.

Why do I love this guy? Although I often tell him he is cute, I always admire the gentle spirit I see in him. Soft spoken, godly, funny, infact silly at times, patient and self-controlled, he never fails to make me feel that I am special, not only to him but to God, the very Person who made mine and Corey's paths cross.

And ladies, if you want to know if your men genuinely show their real color, observe how they treat their parents! If they profess to be gentle and don't even have anything good to say about their mothers, the are absolutely lying. My Corey is the best son I have ever met. He has never said anything bad about his mother or father, or to women in general. While I was unconsciously contemplating to slaughter (of course I am just exaggerarting) my ex who devastated me, Corey on the other hand never said a single negative word about his past relationship. Isn't he such a superman?

In a matter of months, God willing, I will be seeing him again. I will be united with this guy whom God used so I could see the beautiful side of this journey called life.

Thanks for reading everyone!!!!

Friday, December 22, 2006 10:47:00 PM  
Blogger Corey said...

Christine and Bob...thanks for stopping by again. And Merry Christmas to you both, as well as all who read this. nice of you to make an appearance here :) Even though we talk every day I'm glad you made this post complete by adding your thoughts. Let's keep praying and seeking Him. Gihigugma ko ikaw, as if you didn't already know ;)

Saturday, December 23, 2006 8:40:00 PM  
Blogger Dominique said...

Hi, Corey and Marilyn! Just dropping by to greet you Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 24, 2006 5:23:00 AM  
Blogger Lizard Princess said...

What a beautiful post, Corey. I know you from your other blog, "The heavens declare His glory" and from our church's "Shofar" blog.
I greatly enjoy your writting- and I LOVE the pics and articles on the heavens blog- very inspiring!
Happy New Year- and congratulations!

Thursday, December 28, 2006 11:43:00 PM  
Blogger Corey said...

Dominique...I hope you had a great Christmas, though, as you said, it isn't really over. Is it ever truly over? Christ is the gift that keeps on giving, day after day, year after year.

LP...Thank you for stopping by again. And thank you for your nice comments. I tend to be very modest about my writings, because I know there are many others who probably write better. I just try to take what's in my heart and head and find the best words to express it all. Glad you have enjoyed the "Heavens" blog as well.

Happy New Year to all!

Friday, December 29, 2006 2:50:00 PM  
Blogger Trav_iz said...

Hi Corey and Marilyn,

I just want to stop by and let you know that this is the best blog i've ever seen..So much enticing..Can't help myself but read all the posts..Good luck to every endeavor you two would take in the next years to come...and i'll pray for both of you to continue experiencing Bliss...


Tuesday, June 15, 2010 12:25:00 AM  
Blogger Corey said...

Thanks, Trav_iz. I'm sorry for not keeping this very updated, but do appreciate the comments!

Monday, July 05, 2010 1:56:00 PM  

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