Pinag-uusapan ang ginawang "Now Vows" ng dating mag-asawang Martin Nievera at Pops Fernandez sa kanilang reunion concert after six years, ang Missing You, sa Araneta Coliseum last Friday, February 6.
Maging ang mga manonood sa Big Dome ay nasorpresa sa naging palitan ng vows na yun nina Martin at Pops. Walang idea ang dalawa kung ano ang magiging vow ng isa't isa dahil ng mismong oras na yun lang sa concert nila ito binasa at narinig.
Both Martin and Pops got so emotional na pati mga manonood ay nagpapahid ng luha. Maging ang ilang celebrities ay nagsabing pinaiyak daw sila ng dating mag-asawa.
Narito ang "Now Vow" ni Martin kay Pops:
"Years ago, I've found a friend. From friendship to a love that never ends.
"Tonight, at this moment, I can say and it's obvious to all that I can't stay away. No matter what you do or who you're doing it with, I will always be like a father and the father of your kids. I'm there when you need me even if privately, publicly, we fight.
"In front of family, friends, and God's too, let me thank you for simply being you.
"The Pops I knew is far away. The Pops that you're now is here to stay.
"So much to foe, you've grown to be, so proud am I that I quickly cried on TV.
"No matter what they say, no matter what they fight, we'll always find a way to end our every fight. Some years ago, I said, 'I do' with you. Even though I didn't do what I said I'll do.
"So today, I am happy to still be a part of your life. Even though I am not just a husband when you were a passive wife.
"I promise you today with this my Now Vow to be there when you need me or for as long as you're alive. For our love knows no time. Our love knows no pain. Our love takes us to a happy place. Not in the courtroom and not in Disneyland. But right here on stage, in front of every woman and man.
"The world is at peace when we are together.
"My Now Vow today is to love you forever."
Ito naman ang "Now Vow" ni Pops:
"You know what, Mart, this is the hardest thing I've ever done. When I was writing, I'm already crying. I couldn't help myself. This is the hardest thing I'll ever do, not because I don't have a way but because I'm still full of emotion.
"Back when I was still a little girl, we have so many little dreams together. We made a vow to never be apart till the end of time. Obviously, the time changed. I've realized that promises can be broken. So from now on, no more promises. No more promises that we can't keep. Only an agreement that no matter what, we will always help each other in raising our boys.
"We'll show them the true meaning of love regardless of the situation that we've been through. That there's still a happy ending when they do decide to find the one they'll love. That even if sometimes, there are troubles and complication that will come their way. They will unconditionally love and respect their partner even in those times that are impossible.
"That little girl has found a way to turn into a woman and I thank you for the two best gifts that I will value and adore forever. And this time, I totally say without any fear...forever.
"Thank you also for finally seeing what I'm worth. I used to pray all the time that one day, you'll see that real person in me. And I now thank you that you appreciate me for who I am.
"I promise to be your friend and that is an agreement. I am here to listen and try to understand you and help you. And I do wish you'll find your joy and inner peace and when you do, you just got to hold on to it.
"And no matter what and whoever you will be, I will always care for you and I love you."
After their vows, Martin and Pops hugged each other for a long time.
Pagkatapos ng concert, we asked Pops kung ang may idea ng "Now Vows" nila ni Martin ay ang boyfriend niyang si Jomari Yllana, na siyang producer ng concert, o ang direktor nila na si Rowell Santiago. Ayon sa Concert Queen, si Martin daw mismo ang may idea ng "Now Vows" nila, na noong una ay ayaw raw sana niyang gawin.
Habang nagpapalitan ng kanilang "Now Vows" sina Martin at Pops, nasa backstage lamang si Jomari at nanonood sa TV monitor. Marami rin ang humanga kay Jomari dahil ibinigay talaga ang moment na yun kina Pops at Martin at sa mga libu-libong fans na nanood ng Missing You.