For those of you have been following along, week by week, as I put out this special series of newsletters detailing my travels abroad, then you might be wondering what does my mother think of it all.
After all, I quit my corporate job with American Express back in March. Sold my house in Arizona, too. Then packed my bags and headed to Costa Rica.
For the sole purpose of meeting my long-distance girlfriend in person and marrying her on a beautiful beach.
Not only that, after we get married and have our honeymoon in Costa Rica, our plan is to travel back to the Philippines, so we can be close to her family.
Essentially, I changed my life for one beautiful Filipina!
But, if you've read any of my love poems over the last 17 months, would you expect anything less from a diehard hopeless romantic like myself?
Well, I'm happy to say that my mom is fully supportive of me getting married. Even if it means she can't be at the wedding.
She obviously had her concerns at first. With the relationship and my travels abroad. Can you blame her? Her only son was running off to get married and relocate to another part of the world.
But my mom has warmed up to my girlfriend quite a bit.
In fact, both of them message each other on Facebook Messenger regularly. My mom even shared pictures of her horses with Jesa, when I told my mom that my girlfriend has always dreamed of riding a horse one day.
And to top it off, my mom's only request for a Mother Day's gift this year was to video chat with the two of us.
So we made that happen. Take a look!
In other news, Jesa's case with the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) is still moving at snail speed. The promised conference call hasn't come yet. And it may never come.
Unless…I take matters into my own hands.
On Monday, I'm going to start emailing (and calling if I have to) the CFO's executive director and chairperson. Heck, I'll even write to the President of the Philippines if that's what it takes.
Because, as far as I see it, nothing is going to keep me from my sweet Luna!