Was surfing the net today, and came across this, a STOMP special collection of love messages.
Was flipping through the many Valentine’s Day messages, and out of the many messages, this one really stood out…
David Woon & Lynn Tay
He says: “She is not divinely beautiful; she’s not exceptionally intelligent; she’s not heroically noble; she’s not angelically nice; and she’s definitely not the most fun person one would like to be with, but she’s completely, eternally mine – my forever Valentine. Because on Feb 10, 2001, I made the commitment to love and honour her for the rest of my life. It’s as simple as that; nothing fanciful, nothing earth-shattering, just plain True Love.”
And with the message, he attached a photo of them with their little baby. 🙂
I don’t know why, but his message really touched me.
I have manyÂ friends who tell me that when they are looking for their special someone, he/she must fulfill certain criteria. Even myself, I had my little 3 golden rules. He must be this, or she must be that. If he is not this tall, I would not be interested. Or if she is not pretty, then it is a complete waste of my time.
His message is so different, as he is saying that he does not expect her to be “all that”. He actually accepts that she is not that pretty, not that smart, not that noble, and sometimes she’s even not that nice.
Wouldn’t it be nice to believe that true love is whenÂ theÂ looks are gone,Â when the passion simmers, when the novelty is no more, when tempers occasionally flare, when life sets into a routine or when both of you are stripped of all pretences and niceties, you still find the courage to love on… because you have made that commitment to love and cherish him/her for the rest of your life.