That meeting was life-changing, said Mhavic. The two became fast friends, becoming “so close that we had each other’s shoulder to cry on (when needed).”
Only a few months later, Mhavic recalled already falling head-over-heels in love with Krystel.
“In the first week of December, that was the time I realized that I was starting to fall for her,” Mhavic recalled.
Krystel also realized she loves Mhavic, so “we officially became a couple on December 16, 2008 at 1:00 AM.”
“In our relationship, we found a sister, enemy at times, best friend, comforter, supporter, adviser, and best partner rolled into one, “ Mhavic said. “That’s why we’re so thankful that we found each other.”
Mhavic and Krystel had a commitment ceremony, helmed by Rev. Fr. Regen R. Luna, SSD CDOS of the Ekklesia Tou Theou, otherwise known as the Church of God, on December 26, 2010.
Mhavic said that celebrating their love can be challenging at times. “When the people around us try to judge and interfere in our relationship, that (can be challenging),” she said. But “we face challenges with courage and we believe that as long as we have each other, as long as we’re happy and we never interfere or hurt other people, that is what really matters.”
Already, Mhavic and Krystel plan to “raise our two children with love, sincerity, and respect not just to us but to the people around us.” They are also ensuring that they raise God-fearing children. “We want to give them both a stable life and the best future.”
Even as they now eye to “have our own business and house,” Mhavic said that they gather strength in having each other, and the people they love around them. “No matter what, we hold on to each other; and our family supports us also,” she ended.
For other couples who are looking at celebrating their relationships by holding a commitment ceremony, contact Rev. Fr. Regen R. Luna, SSD CDOS, at (+63) 9398333407, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.