Young student Charrie Joan Montemayor wrote a touching essay back when she was still in high school and studying at St. Joseph College, Olongapo City.
Judging from the title, you would have thought this is just another sappy essay written by a lovelorn high school student yet the lines turned out to be something one would not immediately expect to read from such a young girl.
In her essay, Charrie was able to capture the essence of forever, to understand its meaning – but it is not what you think it is. This is not the ‘forever’ that lovers long for. It is a forever that we should all be hoping for in our lives.
I LOVE YOU FOREVER. Hearing someone you loved blurt these sweet words magically lifts you up and places you in a cloud 9. Sweet words can be sweeter if it’s sincere and when it’s coming from the person you give your heart to without any doubt. Unfortunately, not all of them will experience the forever they keep on saying to the ones they’re calling baby, babes, honey, sweetheart, and etc.
But, do we need to hear it only from our boyfriends or girlfriends? Can’t we just hear and feel it from God? Do you ever wonder why we constantly seek love from others but never feel completely satisfied?
People, whether friends, family, or your significant others, will let you down at some point except God. We are facing different problems and sufferings in life but God wants to challenge our faith and love for him. He loves you in spite of your disobedience, your weakness, your sin and your selfishness. God still forgive us even if we commit the same sin over and over again. One person cannot meet all our needs. God’s love alone can fill that need. God’s love endures. It outlasts all the problems of life; it transcends the troubles we face every day and it goes on when our life comes to an end. The unconditional love that God has for us is the love that drove Him to send his Son to die for us on earth.
Does “forever” really exist? YES! We should keep in mind that “forever” really does exist. And that is the LOVE of God for us. Always trust and believe that God loves us, has and will FOREVER.
I agree with this kid’s definition of forever. We are all just passing through in this earth; thus, things like love become trivial when we look at the bigger picture. It would be best if we look at the kind of forever that truly mattered as individuals – so that we don’t go through life hoping to find that one true love, that person to spend forever with, because the best kind of ‘forever’ is the one that God can offer.
Of course, it would be nice to find your one true love and spend a fantastic forever with him/her yet that should just be considered as a ‘bonus’, not something that should be our main goal in life.
I also enjoyed the essay’s simple religious tone. It delved on spirituality yet did not try to force religion on the reader. A great read. Good job, kid. I give you two thumbs up for this article.
Now, do you also agree with Charrie’s forever?