You can’t appreciate true love without knowing true pain, in the end the love you gain is worth the heart ache it took to acquire

Since I re-launched my blog, ( click to view archive of my original from 2005 to 2007 ) I’ve been tracking my search engine results and seen an amazing number of being googling for somethin I wrote back in 2004-2005 for my old blog.. so I thought I would re-post the quote in it’s entirety.. I originally posted it on my first blog as you see below but shortened it for version 2 of the blog and didn’t include it at all for my 2012 blog.. I’ve been flattered to see people using it all over the web but I’m usually not attributed as the author.

The motivation for this bit of writing was because I’d recently had a break up and was trying to rationalize trying to get back together with them. As I realized that I eventually decided to drop the second, third and fourth paragraphs and stick to the core of what I still believed which is summed up in the first.

Enjoy … here’s the full quote:

You can’t appreciate true love without knowing true pain, in the end the love you gain is worth the heart ache it took to acquire because truly, there is nothing in the world better than looking into the eyes of someone who you know truly loves you.. Everything else fades away and for once in your life you feel complete.

There will only be one person in your life who will be able to calm your fears with the sound of their voice, or that will be willing to stand by you through all troubles life brings.. Only one person will ever open their heart to you and forgive you for everything before you do it simply because your very existence is precious to them.

People will come and go, but there is always this one person who will stand out, this one person who will remain a constant thought..

Know that, understand it .. and don’t give up.. if you do, your life is already over..

– Lonnie Waugh, 2005

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3 Responses to You can’t appreciate true love without knowing true pain, in the end the love you gain is worth the heart ache it took to acquire

  1. connie says:

    for me i have a boy friend but hes too far, but still i am in love with my best friend but he is like a gay but hes not realy u know what i mean? i dont have feelings with my boy frioend right now i just say yes when he courted on me because i dnt want to hurt him:(

  2. Matt says:

    You hurt him more by not telling him.
    It’s better with honest No than dishonest Yes!
    Gee…what’s wrong with people…

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