Been hearing and seeing wonderful proposals lately and I am inspired to write about mine.

Let me attempt to take you with me down memory lane. It was April 14, 2004. I drove to Caloocan at dawn to pick up King in his house. We were set to join around 6 families in a private rest house in Bataan. Because it was our friend Ging Morados’ birthday, King told me that her husband Ptr Janssen Morados asked him to get some roses for her. We passed by the popular local market for flowers, Dangwa. It was my first time there at age 27 haha! It was a treat. We bought 2 dozen roses.

We arrived Bataan early morning. It was a great day! The kids were swimming, playing in the trampoline and around the garden. I fell asleep in the hammock for a while. After lunch, King and I walked down to the beach. Then we played on the seesaw back at the house, not doing much really, except filming ourselves and taking pictures. By late afternoon, King took me to the patio-like area that was overlooking the ocean. It was just the two of us, a huge garden space away from the actual house. We were taking pictures of the ocean, the sky, the boats, and the beautiful sunset. I thought he was acting kinda funny, being unusually giddy, and maybe I had an inkling already. Then he started his spiel.

“I can’t give you the sun…it’s too hot. I can’t give you the moon….it’s too far. I can’t give you money because I have none. All I have is love.”

I didn’t notice that there was music in the background and there were paparazzi on the roof, taking our pictures! Then came out the kids — the kids that I love — each with a rose in hand. 12 kids in all, with the roses that WE bought that morning! They were beautifully queued. One by one, they each gave me their rose and a peck on the cheek. And then Elise, a precious little girl (who is now almost a teenager), at the very end, ran to me with THE RING.

“Will you be MY QUEEN?”

Everything that I loved was in that moment — God, the ocean, the sunset, the children, the friends, and (the) King. Who could say no? 🙂

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About Phoebe Torres-Lucero

I am Phoebe Torres-Lucero, wife of a loving husband & dedicated pastor, King, and mother to three wonderful, smart, active little girls, Danae, Noelle and Gianna. Phoebe means bright and radiant. Torres means towers. Lucero means light. Put together, my name speaks of a tower of bright, radiant light. And that is what I hope to be as I write and share with you some of my experiences, especially on being a mom.

12 responses »

  1. Wow! That’s impressive. All the planning he must have done. Lucky you. 🙂

  2. phoebelucero says:

    haha thanks! he had a lot of help from my friends! what did you think of his cheesy spiel? hahaha. 🙂

  3. david bernardo says:

    “I can’t give you the sun…it’s too hot. I can’t give you the moon….it’s too far. I can’t give you money because I have none. All I have is love.”

    didn’t know pastor king is this cheezzyyy haha, what was your reaction that moment? nagpapakwento narin ako sa iba, para may resources, haha!!! thanks for sharing:)

    • phoebelucero says:

      wahahaha! kinda weirded out with his silliness. cringing too. but it paid off. haha. it wouldn’t be King if it weren’t a little bit cheesy and a little bit corny. hehehe. 🙂

  4. Thine says:

    so sweet!!! this left me teary-eyed!!!! 😀

  5. dhang0416 says:

    It’s so kilig..hahaha Grabe si P.K ang sweet..!!! Everything that I loved was in that moment — the ocean, the sunset, the children, the friends, and (the) King. Who could say no nga tlga…waaah
    Inspiring…hahaha hala! sobrang napaSMILE ako as in Big smile.. 😀 thanx for sharing Ms. Phoebe! wuhooo Looking forward for this day..hehe 🙂

  6. norie canda says:

    pang movie ito ah….naka video? sana……

  7. phoebelucero says:

    dhang and thine, heehee. God will write your love stories too! 🙂
    tita baby, meron! though i remember it to be shaky haha, sa sobrang excitement ni king. the question is, where is it? hehehe. 🙂

  8. dhang0416 says:

    Ang ganda po ng Place… Winner!!! 😀 Video video..haha 🙂

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  10. […] girl, Elise (Trey’s cousin, by the way), handed me my engagement ring. That was the best marriage proposal ever! photo credit: trey remulla photo credit: trey […]

  11. […] to say “no” just to mess with his head. In short, courtship began…..and ended on April 14 because he proposed in a beautiful home in Bataan, overlooking the ocean, and we got engaged. Seven […]

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