On Maalaala Mo Kaya’s “Stationery” episode which was aired on Saturday, May 18, we were able to witness the amazing love story of real-life couple Carol and Erlwin Abangga. How their love withstood the test of time and distance shows us that taking things one step at a time and having faith in God’s perfect timing will surely lead you to the person you’re destined to be with for the rest of your life.
In this full interview with MMK host Charo Santos-Concio, Carol and Erlwin share how vividly they remember every step of their journey to each other’s arms like everything just happened yesterday.
“It was summer time around May. It was a Saturday morning noong nagkakilala kami. Tumutugtog po ako sa piano, nagpapraktis ako. Tapos hindi ko alam na pinapanood na pala niya ‘ko,” Carol said.
They were inside their church when they first met. When Erlwin was mesmerized by Carol’s beauty, and by knowing they share the same values and beliefs, he knew right then that they were destined for each other. Erlwin shares “That was the time we found connection. I met my eternal companion.”
However, with Erlwin’s family being based in Cebu and Carol’s family in Manila, and that technology wasn’t advanced during their younger years, they had to just exchange letters to keep their special connection. They made an effort to meet, but it seemed like their timing wasn’t right. Not until the right moment came when fate led them back to each other, just before Carol was about to dive to her uncertain feeling and marry another man.
Despite the long and painful journey Carol and Erlwin had to take, the love that they have right now is indeed worth the wait and the fight.
Watch this kilig overload video as Carol and Erlwin share their heartwarming tale of love!