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As a little girl, I couldn't wait to grow up and get married. Yeah, I wanted a career and a house and all those other little things, but to me, having all those things were to make me wifey material. Who wants to grow old alone? I once worked at a nursing home, and it hurt my heart how many elderly people had had multiple children and yet no one came to visit them on a regular basis. The widows who's last memories were of them and their now deceased husband was also something that was unhumanly possible to deal with.
It wasn't until the 1960's that being a house-wife was looked at as degrading. Although a woman's place was considered at home keeping the house and the children together, bra-burning and liberation made women think it was a bad thing to have you HUSBAND work outside of the home. I'm all for equal pay and other trickled down effects of the movement; but I'm sure all the lonely but INDEPENDENT women would disagree.
Some women wait a lifetime to get proposed to, others will propose first. Either way, when you find someone you can't see yourself living without you're suppose to snatch the first opportunity to make them yours forever. The saying goes - Time waits for no one. And if you're not careful, time might pass you by.
Deffy (28) and his bride (29) were planning to get married after 10 years of dating. Unfortunately, his bride passed away in a car accident on January 3, 2012. In and effort to "right a wrong", he married her as she laid in her wedding gown on the day of her funeral.
A friend of Deffy, Onsiri Pravattiyagul, wrote in an opinion column this week in The Bangkok Post:
The "wedding" was his attempt to right a wrong, however belated the gesture might have been.
As expected, the initial public reaction was an outpouring of sympathy for the "groom" and a wave of sentimental remarks. The romantically inclined were moved by this expression of "true love," however unconventional. It seemed to hit a nerve with many people. The offline media picked up on the buzz, too, and went to town with the story. Chadil found himself under a spotlight, experiencing an unexpected 15 minutes of fame.
Also as expected, within days, the backlash began — and it wasn't at all kind. In a heartbeat, Chadil went from being viewed as a hopeless romantic to being vilified as a publicity-hungry opportunist.
To each it's own. The lesson is one for the fellas, this time. TOMORROW ISN'T ALWAYS PROMISED.
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