The Best of Me

Wednesday, May 15, 2013
"Being together isn't about a honeymoon. It's about the real you and me. I want to wake up with you beside me in the mornings, I want to spend my evenings looking at you across the dinner table. I want to share every mundane detail of my day with you and hear every detail of yours. I want to laugh with you and fall asleep with you in my arms. Because you aren't just someone I loved back then. You were my best friend, my best self, and I can't imagine giving that up again... You might not understand but I gave you the best of me, and after you left nothing was ever the same.. I know you're afraid, and I'm afraid too. But if we let this go, if we pretend none of this ever happened, then I'm not sure we'll ever get another chance. We're still young. We still have time to make this right...We still have the rest of our lives."

-Nicholas Sparks

So I read a book...
I know, gasp.
I really enjoyed it.
I'm a sucker for a good love story, especially if it involves high school sweethearts ;)
However, the ending was ridiculous and predictable. 
My mom said it best:
"Yeah I kinda knew that was coming. Kind of weird and awkward and creepy. Oh well, Nicholas Sparks is always an easy read."
I just decided I'm gonna write my own ending.
I did that with Dear John too. 

Anyhow, how lovely is that quote?
I love every word of it.
I also find it quite fitting for the current circumstances. 
So thanks Nicholas Sparks for making my heart feel a little extra full...
Then writing a stupid ending.

Peace out.

All my love,
Aleigh Joy

1 comment

  1. I've read several NS novels and I have to say I agree, sigh... they do have their sweet moments. and i LOVE that quote! pretty fitting for my missionary and I as well. have a good day!