One Year With Froggy213

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One year with Froggy213 is about an anniversary of vows. It is about 365 days of sharing with each other as husband and wife. As a wife, I will share my perspective and Froggy213 will share his perspective of this year.

We have written hubs about our love story. We decided to share our anniversary since we met by Internet; and by him sharing his hubs in Stumble Upon everything between us began. We also have gained wonderful Internet friends that have been giving support to the relation with unconditional love.

We are not the same man and woman we met; we know that we have changed and those who know me well have noticed it. For good or for bad, it is not questionable for me. Many things evolved in God's creation by happenings from the environment.

Greg (Froggy213) came into my environment here in Puerto Rico with a different culture which I thought in a moment that this anniversary would have been impossible. In addition, changes in my mind, heart, and acts made me see from a different perspective.

Have you experienced that knowing something, you realize that you have a different view, gained acknowledgment or it made you turn your path? That is exactly what happened to us during this year that passed by so fast. Give yourself and others opportunities and be open to changes.

Example of wedding vows by Heather

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Places in Puerto Rico for love vows (short list)

Leave a pleasant memory of your vows
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Hotel El Convento
Old San Juan, PR
Ritz Carlton
San Juan, PR
La Concha, a Renaissance Resort
Condado, PR
El Conquistador Resort
Fajardo, PR
Gran Melia Resort
Rio Grande, PR
Castillo Serralles
Ponce, PR
Rincon of the Seas, Grand Caribbean Hotel
Rincon, PR

Caribbean wedding style

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Let me share my lessons as a wife, hoping it may help, in one way or the other. Perhaps this hub may encourage some couples that are making vow decisions.

Gift from a dear friend that witnessed my change

When I let go of what I am, I may become what I might be.
When I let go of what I am, I may become what I might be. | Source

Taking less for granted

My first lesson this year from the 28th of July 2011 to the 28th of July 2012, was that I used to take many things for granted. Adrien Brody (Protagonist in The Pianist 2002) quoted my lesson very well:

"It made me have a much greater understanding of loss, of loneliness, and the level of intense tragedy that so many people have experienced in this world, I take a lot less for granted. "

A man is head of a woman

How difficult it is to have a head when you are used to making your own decisions. The difference is that we are not called to slavery...none of us!The secret strives in what is written in Ephesians 5:21:

Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God .

The personal relation each have with God is what makes possible that The Word of God comes alive. But, at the same time I suggest men, as well as, women; to ask God for a heart of a widow, before you become one. If you don't become a widow or stay by yourself...well great!

Everybody needs to learn to be independent. Don't rely on your spouse for everything.

Responsibility of decisions

"I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven ." Matthew 16:19

Froggy213 came into my life after his wife passed away, having with her three grown up children. In my first marriage, I also had three lovely children. We separated in 1992, where there was no u turn since he died in 2004. I understand that we learned what love was by the couple that gave us the honor of being parents. Our previous experiences, definitely, made us sensible to each other.

Why not join our lives? Nobody was there...we were alone; separated by an ocean. Our grown up kids were living their own love stories.

We decided to bind here on earth our lives, knowing that our families have a place in our hearts and that "yours, mine and ours " was going to be a full time responsibility where we will have to balance each decision, but with God everything is just so different. It is not that we have a magical wand; it is that faith and true love will help during the journey.

Our Vows

I am a treasure

This video was made doing our vows. No matter where you meet someone, no matter life circumstances...if you really have love, everything will work for good.

Being a wife does not mean being an opponent.

Being a wife means trying the best to be an everything:

  • best friend,
  • best coworker,
  • best encourager,
  • best one to be silent when it needs to be;

Proverbs 18:22 says:

"The man who finds a wife finds a treasure, and he receives favor from the LORD."

Our Vows in Puerto Rico

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A markerPinones Loiza, PR -
Campamento Piñones, Loíza, Puerto Rico
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B markerLa Esperanxa Catano, PR -
Parque La Esperanza, Cataño, 00962, Puerto Rico
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God's will

When you love God and know that He will work according to His will, even when understanding of happenings does not come to our wisdom...we stay still and know that God is God. We are still growing and being challenged by many factors, but that is exactly what life is about. When we fall we stand up and keep walking.

Genesis 2:18 The LORD God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him."

Thanks Greg Boudonck (Froggy213) for your patience toward me because of your love and commitment to God. Let's keep focus on God's path; this is a journey that we do not know what will come but "Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me." (Psalm 23:4)

The video below is the reaffirmation of our vows one year after. Blessings to all!


© Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill

1 Year Anniversary

© 2012 Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill

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Froggy213 4 years ago from On A Mountain In Puerto Rico

Your hub brought tears of love to my eyes. We were meant for each other. Thank you honey.


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Lastheart 4 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord Author

Yours to mine. God bless you!


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shiningirisheyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

You two special people are such an inspiration for me. Thank you for sharing your beautiful story and for allowing me the wonderful opportunity to view the stunning and touching video as well!

Congratulations from the center of my heart to yours.

Your friend, Beckie


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Lastheart 4 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord Author

shiningirisheyes , dear friend Beckie, thanks! You are an awesome person that leaves inspiration.


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greeneryday 4 years ago from Some tropical country

Beautiful inspiring real life story, it touched my heart deeply, I left the same comment on Froggy213 hub's "one year with lastheart" you two are meant to be together... what makes it more fascinating is how both of you met online, and finally get together in real life... it is like a dream...I think both of you should write a book about this journey together, wish both of you have never ending happiness... GBY


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Lastheart 4 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord Author

greeneryday thanks so much for sharing our happiness and showing your sensitivity.


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skye2day 4 years ago from Rocky Mountains

Lastheart, Absolutely a beautiful and moving hub of love. Your writing flows like the fresh and living waters. What a touching story you two have. God is truly amazing. He is the author and finisher of our Faith, Amen. I pray that all your years with froggy will be Blessed in abundance with Gods treasures. Hugs to you and of course the froggy too. Skye


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Lastheart 4 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord Author

skye2day thanks so much for your sweet comment. Those that know our hearts are able to understand this relation.


SomewayOuttaHere 4 years ago

wow!.....Cheers to you and Froggy and for many more years to come!


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Lastheart 4 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord Author

Thanks SomewayOuttaHere, may you receive the blessings you desire.


Justsilvie 4 years ago

Beautiful Hub! I hope you have many, many happy years together. And thank you for visiting my site, I hope you will come back and share some of your experiences.


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Lastheart 4 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord Author

Justsilvie from a Distant Star thanks so much and I will visit your writings and share also some experiences as I recommend your site:

http://www.moving4love.net

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