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