Your Love Is A Beautiful Thing

By Megan Minutillo, Guest Blogger

"One day he just stopped, Ms. Min.
He said he loved me.
And then one day, he took it back."

AH.

Nothing quite like the words of teenagers to pull at your heartstrings, am I right?

One of my students said that to me not too long ago.

"One day he just stopped, Ms. Min.
He said he loved me.
And then one day, he took it back."

And all I could say to her was no.

NO.

No, no, no.

See, perhaps he stopped loving you. Perhaps your time together and run out. But that does not mean that the love between you both has disappeared. It does not mean that it vanishes. It does not mean that it never was.

The way I see it, is that you can’t take back love. Sure, you can stop loving someone. But the cease of affection does not erase the entire relationship.

It does not white out the tender moments, the beautiful gestures, the feeling of fullness and happiness and wanting to shout, I love you from every rooftop you see.

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You see, love, well, once you put it out there, you can’t take it back.

It’s not a shirt that you can return.

Once you give your love to someone – it’s out there. And just because the love between the two of you stops, doesn’t mean that the love wasn’t real. Wasn’t true. Wasn’t beautiful.

It doesn’t mean that it didn’t mean anything.

It just means that it ran its course. And that while it was a treasured and beautiful thing, it was not meant for your heart any longer. For there are bigger and brighter and more tender things on the horizon.

Trust me on that, will ya?

And sure, it’s hard to remember that when you’re in the thick of letting go. In the thick of remembering. Of hurting. Of losing. But if you hold onto anything, let it be this – the love once given, it cannot be taken back. It has changed you; it has made you into the person that you are today.

Someone who is beautiful, inside and out.
Someone who has strength, and yet, someone who knows that there is no shame in letting tears roll down one's face.
Someone who knows how to give love, a quality and characteristic that I hope you wear proudly. Boldly. Fearlessly.

Cause your love, sweet friend, it’s a beautiful thing.

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About Megan

MEGAN_MINUTILLO.jpgMegan Minutillo is a playwright, director, and founder of the arts and education site, The Write Teacher(s). Her articles have appeared in HelloGiggles, So Worth Loving, I Am the Modern Career Girl, and Glass Heel. She is currently at work adapting her show, Ghosts in My Vodka, into a musical.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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