Trust in a relationship is like the wheels to a car. It’s just what makes it work. And yes, we get our tires flat once or twice. But if love is true, tires can be made new. Or Trust, we mean.
Meet Alain and Shiela, a couple of survivors from a Trust tragedy. And now, with their brand new set of wheels, (Oh did we say wheels? We meant Trust) they’re driving home with a miracle.
But it wasn’t just a play of words; wheels (now we got that right) have always been a huge part of this couple’s love story. Alain and Shiela met through their love of wheels at a Honda Club of the Philippines (a car club for Honda owners) and since then have been driving together in the road of life. But as you know, even the freeway of love’s got its own annoying bumps. Gossips sidetracked their relationship and trust hit a major crash.
*Bear with us, the metaphors go all the way to the end of this post*
“It was a mistake for us to listen to other people instead of each other,” Shiela shares, “It turns out, other people–when they’re not happy–willingly want others to be unhappy, too. They just want to drag other people down.” But the two wouldn’t just let their good thing crash and burn under their watch. “We got to the bottom of the problem and talked to each other calmly,” says Alain. “We’ve learned that in a relationship,” Shiela adds, “We need to listen to and believe each other first before we listen to other people.”
With a little communication, sweet kisses, and a whole lot of miracle, the wheels were on a roll again. And so was Trust. “Well, God works in mysterious ways,” Alain simply put.
Finally, the long drive has come to this–a place where love is “sweeter and more true the second time around”. Park here for a few minutes and share with Alain and Shiela’s journey.
Shooters: Julius, Mich
Ceremony: San Jose
Reception: Gloria Mariz Greenhills