dear john

January 23, 2010

well i have been meaning to pick up the book dear john by nicholas sparks for months now.  i finally broke down and bought it.  i love nicholas sparks, however his stories always end all happy and the couple finally in love, and to be honest i always feel worse about myself after, no matter how good the book was. well if your looking for a happy ending book, this is not for you, however it does still leave you crying ALOT.

I loved this book for multiple reasons however the book brought to light that i still deeply care for someone in my life who holds a special place in my heart.   a long time ago i wrote about a relationship i had over last summer,  one that still touches me to this day.  i still love josh as if it just happened yesterday.  i think about him all the time and randomly we’ll text, call or even chat on facebook.  i have yet to miss a day of including him in my prayers and i find this to be even more important in the next few months as he leaves again for another tour in afghanistan.  i dont yet know what God has in store for josh nor do i know the reasons why He placed him in my life.  although josh and i are no longer together nor do i think that we were meant for one another, i have yet to regret the time we had together. 

well anyways, while reading the book i highlighted a bunch of quotes that not only made me think of josh but made me realize that love is out there and im lucky to have found it at least once in my life thus far.   so enjoy 🙂

“And when her lips met mine, I knew that I could live to be a hundred and visit every country in the world, but nothing would ever compare to that single moment when I first kissed the girl of my dreams and knew that my love would last forever.”

“All i could think was that i would like to spend every morning for the rest of my life waking up beside her.”

“As we were drifting apart, i was becoming more desperate to save what we once had shared; like a vicious circle, however, my desperation made us drift apart even further.”

“I’m still in love with her, and to me that means that i want nothing more than for her to be happy in life. I want that more than anything. It’s all i’ve ever wanted for her.”

“It’s possible to go on, no matter how impossible it seems, and that in time, the grief . . . lessens. It may not go away completely, but after a while it’s not so overwhelming.”

“I finally understood what true love meant…love meant that you care for another person’s happiness more than your own, no matter how painful the choices you face might be.”

“I love you, not just for now, but for always, and I dream of the day that you’ll take me in your arms again.”

“You’re the best thing that’s ever happened to me. You were my best friend and my lover, and i dont regret a single moment of it.”

“We’d met at a carefree time, a moment full of promise; in its place now were the harsh lessons of the real world.”

“The saddest people I’ve ever met in life are the ones who don’t care deeply about anything at all. Passion and satisfaction go hand in hand, and without them, any happiness is only temporary, because there’s nothing to make it last.”

“I’m going to marry you one day, you know.” “Is that a promise?” “If you want it to be.”

“When your struggling with something, look at all the people around you and realize that every single person you see is struggling with something, and to them, its just as hard as what your going through.”

p.s. i love you oopie. have and forever will.

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