Life is a roller coaster ride with ups and downs being a part of it. There are certain things that are beyond our control, and they have the power and the ability to change our entire life (and the people linked to ours, of course), in a jiffy.
We, human beings, do not live our lives to the fullest. We make a big to do list’, ‘things to do before I die’, etc., etc. And then keep waiting for the right time. What we don’t realize is that we might not get to see the sunrise of the very next morning… or the sunset of that day itself.
This is one-of-a-kind love story of Rowden and Leizel (a real life story) that moved me to tears! I bet the love they have for each other will make you weep.
Rowden and Leizel decided to get married on July 8, 2014, Rowden’s 30th birthday. Together with their adorable 2-year -old daughter Zakiah, they already had a perfect family.
Then a sudden twist of fate, Rowden Go Pangcoga, the groom, was diagnosed with stage IV liver cancer in late May 2014. He was aware that he wouldn’t make it on their planned date. His last request was to marry his one true love, so he prepared himself for his much-awaited wedding. After 48 hours of preparations, his dream was fulfilled. It was like a heartbreaking fairytale.
With only minimal preparation, everything fell unexpectedly into place. The wedding turned out to be a beautiful one, and Leizel looked gorgeous in her white gown while walking down the aisle. The place was filled with love and overflowing kindness from family, friends and even from the hospital staff.
Taking their vows –
“I take you… My love… To have and to hold, from this day forward; for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death do us part. According to God’s holy law and this is my solemn vow.”
The family thanked Michael Sy Yu and his team for taking the job of covering the wedding in a very short notice in making this video.
The wedding was cherished by all who witnessed it… and we cherish it too.
“Rowden Go Pangcoga passed away on June 11, 2014 – less than 10 hours after he said his vows.
He is survived by his wife Leizel May, daughter Zakiah Rowzel, Mother Lorelei and brothers Hasset & Hisham.” –via When In Manila
Source: Hasset Go
A story like this is an example for all of us to learn from. It teaches us that life is all about moments… to live life to the fullest… to be happy… And to smile no matter what.
Live today… You may not see tomorrow!