A (Modern) Love Story

My favorite love story isn’t my own (yet); it’s the story of Noah and Allie.

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400hcover_thenotebook.jpgI fell in love with this story during a family road trip. I remember flipping through page after page of the Nicholas Sparks book, not being able to put it down and then sobbing in the back of my parents mini van when I finally reached the conclusion of the book. That’s when I breathed a heavy sigh of relief and realized it’s how I wanted my love story to fold out.

To me, The Notebook is a modern day fairy tale and a less depressing Romeo and Juliet. Watching the movie gave me the same goosebumps, tears, and emotions I felt while reading the book, which is something to be said for a book made into a movie.

I don’t think I need to recap the plot here (go read/watch if you haven’t already), so I’ll just say that if I could pick the fate of my death it would be to die in the arms of the one I love. The way Noah never leaves Allie’s side, even when times get tough, is how I portray my relationship with my future husband.

What makes this a modern love story is that the two characters aren’t perfect. They’re flawed, they know it, and they are constantly working at bettering their love and relationship.

Noah: Well that’s what we do, we fight… You tell me when I am being an arrogant son of a bitch and I tell you when you are a pain in the ass. Which you are, 99% of the time. I’m not afraid to hurt your feelings. You have like a 2 second rebound rate, then you’re back doing the next pain-in-the-ass thing. Allie: So what? Noah: So it’s not gonna be easy. It’s gonna be really hard. We’re gonna have to work at this every day, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, for ever, you and me, every day.

My cousin once told me, love isn’t a feeling; it’s something you have to work on every single day. And you know what? I 100 percent believe it.

2715910426_fe50135f19.jpgLove is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always preserves. ~ 1 Corinthians 13: 4-7

I personally don’t think it matters what religion you believe; the above words are like the ingredients for sustaining a healthy relationship. Of course I know there’s a lot more to love and relationships than fifty-six words, and following them won’t seal our happily-ever-after fate, but when I read that passage I immediately think of Kenny, and I know that if we both put our all into it, we can make our own love story work.

2 Comments

  1. I love this love story too. I am in love with it. =)

    I think my favorite love story is with my boyfriend and I. You can read it all on my blog. 🙂

    Love your blog by the way!!

  2. The Notebook is one of my favorite love stories. Of course, I also love Romeo & Juliet and A Walk to Remember too.

    The verse you chose is perfect and I think a lot of people use that (me included) because it's so powerful.

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