At The Risk Of Sounding Sappy, Naive And Starry Eyed…

by Sherry Riter in Love

There are times that I just want to believe in happy endings. So I buy books after I’ve read the last couple of pages to ensure that I don’t read a book that ends sad. I watch movies after someone tells me that the ending is happy. My adventures are usually things that are pretty much a guaranteed good time. Obviously, I minimize my risks. However, the one experience in my life that hasn’t had a happy ending thus far is my love life.

Because they love me, my family worries that I will not find that happy ending in love. I think Mom and Alyssa have the biggest concern, but that’s understandable given their relationship to me.

If you haven’t seen the movie, The Notebook, you’re missing out on a wonderfully romantic movie. In the end, the main couple of the movie are talking to one another in bed. Both are old and sick, but they don’t want to be apart from each other. She asks, “Do you think our love could take us away together?” meaning that she wished they could die together.

His reply was, “I think our love can do anything we want it to.”

They snuggled together and both died in their sleep that night. Of course, I usually am a blubbering mess by the time I get to this part of the movie because it is so romantic. That is the kind of love I have always believed in and wanted to experience. Actually, that is the type of relationship I wish everyone could enjoy.

The Notebook ending in bed

Yeah, this was just a lovey, mushy post about love. Enjoy the words to this beautiful song and I even provided a link to the video so you can listen to it too. At this point of my life, I might have to change the words to read, “I wanna grow OLDER with you.” 😉

Westlife sings I Wanna Grow Old With You

Another day
Without your smile
Another day just passes by
But now I know
How much it means
For you to stay
Right here with me

The time we spent apart will make our love grow stronger
But it hurt so bad I can’t take it any longer

I wanna grow old with you
I wanna die lying in your arms
I wanna grow old with you
I wanna be looking in your eyes
I wanna be there for you
Sharing in everything you do
I wanna grow old with you

A thousand miles between us now
It causes me to wonder how
Our love tonight remains so strong
It makes our risk right all along

The time we spent apart will make our love grow stronger
But it hurt so bad I can’t take it any longer

I wanna grow old with you
I wanna die lying in your arms
I wanna grow old with you
I wanna be looking in your eyes
I wanna be there for you
Sharing in everything you do
I wanna grow old with you

Things can come and go I know but
Baby I believe
Something’s burning strong between us
Makes it clear to me

I wanna grow old with you
I wanna die lying in your arms
I wanna grow old with you
I wanna be looking in your eyes
I wanna be there for you
Sharing in everything you do
I wanna grow old with you

I told you it was a beautiful song.

Ahhhh…romance and love. The only thing that could be better is if we add chocolate and ice cream to the romance and love. Yep, perfection.

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Sherry Riter is also known as The Redhead Riter. Sherry is witty, intelligent and addictive as she writes about cooking, family, marriage, failures, blogging tips, art, humor, inspiration, travel, PTSD and aging. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and to make her audience laugh. Sherry embraces being a redhead and helps others to see the redhead point of view…"In some eras redheads were worshipped while others thought us witches. Personally, I like the former and think every day is 'Love a redhead day!'" She can also be found on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Linkedin, tweeting as @TheRedheadRiter and you can subscribe to her free blog feed.

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1 Skip_D June 11, 2013 at 7:02 am

I kind of feel the same way… I’d love to grow old with someone… however, I have to be sure that she’s the right someone – & then, much more difficult, I have to be sure that she feels the same about me… & of course, as I get older & more curmudgeonly, that becomes much more difficult – after all, the number of lovely, delightful, intelligent, witty women who dream of growing old with a curmudgeon seems to be dangerously close to nil! :/

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2 Sherry Riter June 13, 2013 at 12:41 pm

🙁 {{{{hugsss}}}}

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3 teresa vett June 11, 2013 at 11:27 am

Your mother thinks you are beautiful and would be a lovely wife to a deserving man. I believe when the Lord’s time is right for you there will be someone who fits your desire. Waiting for that time to happen is the hard time to endure. Hope and faith in your Father in Heaven and knowing he wants only your happiness is a sure thing. We make mistakes when we hurry life. I am a perfect example of that. So be positive, fix what needs to be done, ready yourself for that time in every aspect of the word and it will happen. You have everything to have all your dreams. Just take the right path. I may have failed in many ways, but I did not fail you in that area. I love you and I am sure if you do all the right things, love will come to you. I think you are a wonderful human being.

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4 Sherry Riter June 13, 2013 at 12:48 pm

Thank you, Mom. “I think you are a wonderful human being,” is one of the nicest things you have ever said to me. {{{hugsss}}}

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5 Peter Spenser June 11, 2013 at 8:27 pm

I have been intending to see “The Notebook” but have not yet.

If you are truly a raving romantic (as I am), you might like to try “The Time Traveler’s Wife.” I loved it. It is a better movie that it is a book and I even liked the book, which I read first.

Another is the film, “Water For Elephants.” Surprisingly good acting from the guy who was in all of those “Twilight” movies. And a very romantic—though, at times, dark—story.

But isn’t that the best type of romance story: when the good guys overcome their trials and survive beyond them and still have their love in the end.

Thus the phrase, “Love conquers all.”

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6 Sherry Riter June 13, 2013 at 12:52 pm

You’ve GOT to see “The Notebook” soon!!!

I have seen “The Time Traveler’s Wife” and loved it, but I haven’t seen “Water For Elephants.”

Yes, when love conquers all, the movie ranks high on my chart.

Thanks Peter.

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7 Philip Bond June 11, 2013 at 9:23 pm

Sherry, I too became an emotional recluse following a significant event some years back, recently emerging into life (with the help of an Angel) and welcoming love once more.

However, my issue is not to fill a void but to welcome and exchange hearts; again but with whom? I’m told (by my Angel) in time the Universe will bring the significant other into my life and me into hers.

I no longer watch the clock in hope, instead get on with living, patiently.

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8 Sherry Riter June 13, 2013 at 12:54 pm

{{{hugssss}}} Thank you Philip. You hit the nail on the head with the word, “patiently.” That’s a toughie!

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