Just Plain True Love…

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 many 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 when the looks are gone, 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.

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Violet Lim

VIOLET LIM is a real-life modern matchmaker who has founded Asia's leading lunch dating company Lunch Actually (www.lunchactually.com). Violet is the bestselling author of the dating book 'Lessons From 15,000 First Dates'. She is also an acknowledged dating and relationship expert who has been featured on more than 1000 media coverage including ABC News 20/20, Bloomberg, CNBC Asia, CNN Go, Channel News Asia, USA Today, TV Tokyo and Singapore’s National Day Video 2005 as one of Singapore’s most aspiring people. Violet is happily married to her university sweetheart Jamie and they have two young children.

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7 Comments

  1. but..but…if you were her, would you be happy with that announcement?

    Wouldn’t it seem like he was putting you down in some ways?

    after all, beauty is in the eye of the beholder…so..”not the most fun person to be with” does sound a bit of a put down, no?

    i did get a completly differnet first impression – it was more like he’s proud that she’s his, not because she’s who she is…

    funny differences in opinions :)

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  2. Hi S-
    Interesting point you have there. :)

    Well, if I am the one reading this announcement i.e. if I am her, I will know for sure that my hubby is not looking for a ‘trophy gf/wife’. :) I think as any relationship grows, we discover many flaws in our mate, it is something inevitable as all of us have a lot of imperfections.

    And instead of wanting the most beautiful, or the most noble, or even the most fun person to be his wife, I think it is wonderful that he feels that she is still the most amazing person, and he will love and honour her for the rest of his life. :)

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  3. Hi Violet.. your feature is up! Tell your readers about it k? Thanks!

    http://homeofficewomen.com/?p=214

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  4. awww that’s sweet

    yup plain & simple but straight to the ‘heart’

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  5. i guess i fall for lines like

    you aren’t perfect for everyone, but you are perfect fo rme

    :)

    but yes – interesting viewpoint! never thought of it that way – i think my bf woudl be glad to learn of this ‘lesson’ of mine :)

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  6. pinkt /

    oh, sigh. i wish i would have that someone say that to me, even though, u can see it in a different light i.e. “all my -ve pts are listed out!”

    all we all want, deep deep inside, is ultimately, someone who will love me despite my faults.

    just got dumped by a guy who’s simple and actually pretty nice – but he has no love for me, tsk tsk… no point for me to hold on too anyway…

    *sob*

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  7. Hi Doris,
    Ok- will let them know! :) Thanks for the feature! :)

    Uncle Sha,
    Welcome to my blog! :) Thanks for your dropping by! :)

    S,
    Haha! :) Well, I guess there are always many perspectives to see things, and I thank you also for offering different perspectives. :)

    Pinkt,
    Thanks for dropping by. I agree with your point… ultimately… we all want someone to love us despite our faults.

    Am sorry that you have just gotten out of a relationship. Hope you are coping all right. Take care!!!

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