Wednesday, February 14, 2007

An Unusual Valentine Gift

I got a suprise Valentine 'gift' this morning when I woke up. My hubby had woken up much earlier than unsual, and had begun to take over my normal household chores- washed plates, bathe the children and readied them for school, swept the whole house. He prepared and served their breakfast too. By the time I woke up, there was practically nothing left for me to do. It was such a touching expression.

This is going back to the 'Old School' theories of Love. Not just by words, but by expression. An ACTION that touches. So today must be a "feeling" and "touching" day. Not a day of speeches. Where speeches would never reach, ACTION would penetrate today.

What an unusual way to rekindle our 10-year old marriage. A flame that has turned into a consuming cupid conflagration in the last 11 or 12 years of knowing him. I am filled with trepidation of what more cupid surprises that may await me by the time he returned from work later this evening.

What about you, have you experienced any surprises so far since the Valentine day began a few hours ago today? I would love to hear your account of how you spent your Valentine day, ... of course, with your Val... Dont't tell me you read only telenovelas. Shouldn't we begin to practically experience the fantasy that we read of in the novelas?

For God so Loved the world that He gave his only begotten son, that the world may not perish. The Son too so Loved the world that he accepted a sacrificial death for the sake of you and me. If love is all about sacrificial giving, what are you willing to give sacrificially today, not only your Val, but your colleagues at work and neighbours at home.

I would go right away to post the completion snippets of Esmeralda, like I had promised before I went to sleep yesternite.

Happy Valentine to ALL "Gardeners"!

I am Your Father!

Luis Alejandro's wit was in full throttle as he declared the carefully kept secret of fatherhood to Luisa Fernanda. L.F was shocked and almost disbelieved L.A's claim. The con man was at his best when he reminded her, with crocodile tears, of the day Amelia followed her to the court, he said it must have been because Amelia wanted to tell him that L.F was his daughter, but he was too angry to allow her to talk.

He used the opportunity to expose Pedro's hypocrisy, for hiding this truth from her, all these years. L.F broke into tears and ran out of the place. L.A was happy for this successful execution of Phase one, of his plot to take over the Alcantara fortune. He told Consuelo that L.F would gradually digest and assimilate this truth and would later reconcile with him as her true father.

In Snippet 116, Pedro and Sister Joaquina were blamed and scolded by L.F for hiding the truth of her paternity from her. You would have expected Pedro to go the whole hog by also telling her that She was also the granddaughter of Don Fernando Alcantara.

This to me confirmed that L.A was not just the issue for Pedro, but the selfish fear of also losing L.F to her grand father. He would not escape this outcome because the very day that L.F knows that Don Fernando was her father, that would be the day she would pack out and moved in with her grandfather. That's in Snippet 158. But its better to read on as the drama build-up to that climax.

Further peeps into the neighboring future of the gardener's daughter could be gotten from Snippet 117. For those our new gardeners who have besieged me in the last two weeks with desires to read the full story of the gardener's daughter, go to: Intermission, where I guided you on how to read the FULL Story, from the beginning to the end. For the lovers of Esmeralda, I have found the remaining episodes that disappeared from my desktop, in the last one week, and hopefully, I would complete it as a Valentine gift for you in the next few hours.