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A Walk To Remember

- Nicolas Sparks



Nicholas Sparks begins his new book, A WALK TO REMEMBER, by promising that "first you will smile, and then you will cry --- don't say that you haven't been warned."  


If you want to cry, read this book, if you do not cry then go buy a heart!



 This book was absolutley amazing. It kept me on the edge of my seat. It was a story of how strong teen love can truly be and the love conquers all. Landon and Jamie come from different backgrounds they are alot more alike than they think but they had nothing to do with each other until an incident where Landon needed a date. From getting to know each other in new ways, Landon learns what life is really about. It is only when Jamie becomes very weak and ill that Landon learns miracles can happen. When i read this book i thought about the different ways love is a consolation to life. I would like to reflect on this book back to "  A Raisin in the Sun " .... "I wish to live because life has within it that which is good, that which is beautiful and that which is love." I believe that Jamie discovered all of these things and she had accepted the fact that she was going to take a journey to heaven. With Landon as her love, her happiness and her life for that short time being, she experienced a sense of completion and consolation of her life.


**** Quotes ****


 You know what I figured out today? 


Maybe God has a bigger plan for me than I had for myself. Like this journey never ends. Like you were sent to me because I'm sick. To help me through all this. You're my angel.


Have any of you ever thought about this when you feel like your being pushed to hard or out of your comfort range.... Maybe JUST maybe.. God is setting you up for the most amazing life :)


jamie says to landon-  You're my angel.

I have said this to people before, and when i say it i truly mean it from the deepest part of my heart. There are some people in life that just make it worth living.


I might kiss you. 

I might be bad at it. 

That's not possible.

I find this hilarious! Jamie doesnt spend her time kissing boys and the fact that she can up front tell Landon that she is not going to be a good kisser.. its just great...although i think kissing just comes naturally with that special someone

You have to promise you won't fall in love with me. 

That's not a problem.

Love comes at times when it is least expected and she knows she is amazing.. she knows that she is something above great and i think that her confidence is overally attractive to Landon.

 Are you trying to seduce me? 

Why? Are you seducible?

Jamie is showing a side of her that Landon had not really scene until now. She is very flirtacious.

 Please don't pretend like you know me, ok?

But I do, I do. We've had all the same classes in the same school since kindergarten. Why you're Jamie Sullivan. You sit at lunch table 7. Which isn't exactly the reject table, but is definitely in self exile territory. You have exactly one sweater. You like to look at your feet when you walk. Oh, oh, and yeah, for fun, you like to tutor on weekends and hang out with the cool kids from "Stars and Planets." Now how does that sound?

Thoroughly predictable, nothing I haven't heard before.

You don't care what people think about you? 


I know that some people are sterotyped into the popular crowd or the loser group but Jamie is different.. Jamie is just herself in a very bold way :)


Jamie has faith in me. She makes me want to be different, better.

When someone believes in you like Jamie believes in Landon, an entirely new layer of confidence is peeled.

 All I know is... you're beautiful.

The simple things are usually the most affective in any relationship. A compliment or thoughtful note.


 How can you see places like this... and have moments like this and not believe? 

You're lucky to be so sure.

It's like the wind. I can't... see it, but I feel it.

Our love is like the wind... I can’t see it, but I sure can feel it.

OUR LOVE IS LIKE THE WIND!!!! Take a second to think about this quote. Do you ever feel wind that lightly changes the temperature of your body or moves a pice of hair from your face like your significant other would. ITS THE SAME

 Are you scared? 

To death... 

Lighten up.

It's not funny. 

I'm scared of not being with you. 

Oh baby, that will never happen... I'll be here.

Even though Jamie passes on, she is with Landon and she changed him in a way that molded his future to be great. She showed him the right path to be on and the love that changes the path you are on.


 I'm sorry she never got her miracle. 

She did. It was you.


Landon was beyond Jamie's miracle. 

You don't know the first thing about being someone's friend.

 I don't want to just be your friend.

You don't know what you want.

 Neither do you. Maybe you're just too scared that someone might actually want to be with you.

And why would that scare me?

 Because then you wouldn't be able to hide behind your books, or your frickin' telescope, or your faith. No, no, you know the real reason why you're scared? It's cause you wanna be with me too.

 Landon makes a stand and points out to Jamie the feelings that are so obvious.


"Love is always patient and kind. It is never jealous. Love is never boastful or conceited. It is never rude or selfish. It does not take offense and is not resentful."

DO you agree ? Because i do.. if you love someone you will treat them as if you love them.. and love is choosing the higher good for the other person which means being kind to them.. patient with them... not to be overally jealous when they exceed in a way you dont agree with or feel better than the person you love. You do not resent the person you love you praise them for their achievments.

Jamie... I love you.

 Now would be the time to say something.

 I told you not to fall in love with me.



Landon completely fell in love with Jamie.. and the fact that she told him not to and he made a promise slaps him in the face. 

What do you want Carter? I've known you for years and you've never been the first one to come up and say "hello."

She made him step outside of his comfort zone and ask for help.

Talk to me man.

 About what?

 About you, about Jamie.

What's there to talk about? She's the best person I've ever known

I love that he is able to tell his best friend how amazing Jamie is and how important she is to him.


With her steady hand, she showed me how important it was to help others; with her patience and kindness she showed me what life is really about. Her cheerfulness and optimism, even in times of sickness, was the most amazing thing I have ever witnessed.



Poems written by me:


The day i saw your shining face

the way you smiled and looked away

the moment that i caught your eye 

the things i wanted but was afraid to try


The time i gently touched your hand

that second my heart dropped and i could not stand

the words that held my heart each night

the news i got and had to fight


The minute i walked into your room

the tears just fell you would assume

the night i knelt and prayed for you

the day away to God you flew


I sat beside your grave and cried

you held me close once more inside

 Our love to me is like the wind.. i cannot see it.

but it sweeps past me and i can feel it

 forever and for always

- Katie Enns

Sing me a song where there are no lies

forgive the skipping its only life

write me a book that ends without tears

and in it make sure you resist all fears


send me a letter with an x and an o

don't tell me you love me because it will never show

rent me a movie with Stars on the cover

with a husband and a wife, not star crossed lovers


yell through the crowd that you miss me just cause

don't hide behind your popularity or make a big fuss

buy me the flowers i told you i liked

do not tell me you thought about it but couldnt remember the type


say a prayer for me at church or even before bed

don't watch me shed tears and turn away your sweet head

blow me a kiss when you pull out of my drive

its important to me cause were eachothers lives


stick up for me when the others put me down

when they call me a bible hugger please don't frown

watch the stars with me at the graveyard just once

i am unique in my way and i am here for one more month


talk to me through the hard times i am here just for you

like an angel in the clouds i will speak to you the truth

and when you feel like dying just do something fun

you will move on quite quickly when i send you that special one :)

-Katie Enns




 Eat, Pray, Love written by Elizabath Gilbert




EAT                PRAY              LOVE              


People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that's what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life.- 

People have a place in their heart that needs to be filled with a mate. There is a certain sterotype for their perfect partner but i think people search to hard to find the perfect one and miss capturing the best fit.


A true soul mate is probably the most important person you'll ever meet, because they tear down your walls and smack you awake. But to live with a soul mate forever? Nah. Too painful. Soul mates, they come into your life just to reveal another layer of yourself to you, and then leave.

Do you believe in this quote? Do you believe that soul mates come and go and living with one for the rest of your life is unheard of?

A soul mates purpose is to shake you up, tear apart your ego a little bit, show you your obstacles and addictions, break your heart open so new light can get in, make you so desperate and out of control that you have to transform your life, then introduce you to your spiritual master..." 

A soul mate may be the one to play with your heart and hurt you but they are also the one that can bring your spirits up in a time when they are down.


"Stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be."

This quote caught my attention because its true many people live a life according to wishes.


"L'amor che move il sole e l'altre stelle.

The love that moves the sun and the other stars."

I always find it more romantic when a guy takes the time to learn the saying in another language or the girl takes the time to learn the language. It seems to emphasize the importance of the meaning.


"Your emotions are the slaves to your thoughts, and you are the slave to your emotions." 

 When i read this i think about how absolutely soreal a quotation can be it takes my breath away. Get deep into the thought and toy with the emotions of this quote, think about how a thought can bring a tear a tear is an emotion an emotion fulfills the space in which we live our lives.

"Look for God. Look for God like a man with his head on fire looks for water." 


I have been really feeling God lately. Not just within myself but within others, i have had many near death experiences and i am thankful for everything i have that benefits me and my life. I talked on the phone last night with a guy that is really struggling emotionally and for four hours i helped him to see past the places in his life that are bringing him down. I am so grateful for being the person i am and all i have to thank is my parents and my surroundings.  

"Having a baby is like getting a tattoo on your face. You really need to be certain it's what you want before you commit."






I am very excited to take on the responsability of being a mother, i don't know about the other girls in my grade but i love kids and the feelings they portray as children. Not necessarily tomorrow or even 2 years from today but sometime in the future a family awaits me and when that day comes i won't be able to pray enough, laugh enough or love enough.

"As smoking is to the lungs, so is resentment to the soul; even one puff is bad for you."

Resentment; a single puff can bring you into a habit and habits are difficult to break. Gratitude has not the power it should to overcome resentment.  

"In the end, though, maybe we must all give up trying to pay back the people in this world who sustain our lives. In the end, maybe it's wiser to surrender before the miraculous scope of human generosity and to just keep saying thank you, forever and sincerely, for as long as we have voices." 


In the end it doesn't even matter, i tried so hard i lost it all.. and in the end it doesn't even matter. Or does it matter? 

"I met an old lady once, almost a hundred years old, and she told me, 'There are only two questions that human beings have ever fought over, all through history. How much do you love me? And Who's in charge?'"

I love the wisdom elderly people carry with them. They all have so many words of wisdom and endless stories to tell.  

"To lose balance sometimes for love is part of living a balanced


 To stay on track is to live life without potential problems, downfalls, harships or any other words you can think of to use as desriptive adjectives. To fall apart from a well held together love life make ones ponder on how lucky they were to have lived that part of their life. Love causes the heart to do obsurd things and it also causes the person to act in different ways. When i lost the one i loved, i fell apart emotionally and physically and in the middle of everything all i could think of was how i would never take any of it back. I would re-live all the tears and all the pain just to have those moments of happiness that he gave to me.

"I’m here. I love you. I don’t care if you need to stay up crying all night long, I will stay with you. There’s nothing you can ever do to lose my love. I will protect you until you die, and after your death I will still protect you. I am stronger than Depression and I am braver than Loneliness and nothing will ever exhaust me." 


This quote brings tears to my eyes. I have a huge heart, and this quote weighs it down. I love the way i felt when i was in love, like i was on top of the world. Even though things ended for us for the time being due to distance and though we both said some pretty harsh things, i would still be there in a minute ofor him if something was not right. I would spend a years worth of allowance just to make him smile. I still love him.  

"I am a better person when I have less on my plate."


When i have less to think about and stress about i find myself feelings happier about the items in my life and people in my life.

"Tis' better to live your own life imperfectly than to imitate someone else's perfectly."



Be who you are, if god wanted you to be someone else he would have made you someone else.  

"The mosquitoes here are big enough to rape a Chicken!" 

I just found this quote funny because like modern day slang when you break it down and think about it the entire sentance seems unjust and rediculous. 


"In desperate love, we always invent the characters of our partners, demanding they be what we need of them, and then feeling devastated when they refuse to perform the role we created in the first place." 


Ever since i was little and my mom would set me on her lap and read a fairy tale to me i imagined the perfect guy. I sure found one that resembled the perfect guy, however i also found that things are not always what they seem. Even when a situation can seem so intensely unimaginable and so absolute, it can always fall apart. All it takes is one phone call or one text and what you think would last a lifetime ends in within minutes. How could a guy that makes everything ok and your heart feel full take it all away from you. Like he owns your heart without actually buying it.

"People tend to think that happiness is a stroke of luck, something that will descend like fine weather if you're fortunate. But happiness is the result of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly."


"I have a history of making decisions very quickly about men. I have always fallen in love fast and without measuring risks. I have a tendency not only to see the best in everyone, but to assume that everyone is emotionally capable of reaching his highest potential. I have fallen in love more times than I care to count with the highest potential of a man, rather than with the man himself, and I have hung on to the relationship for a long time (sometimes far too long) waiting for the man to ascend to his own greatness. Many times in romance I have been a victim of my own optimism."













As i am reading this book all i can think about it the way this woman must feel in order to search the world for a feeling that may be under her very feet. I once heard a story about a man that was told that finding a diamond would solve all his problems, he would find a diamond the size of his thumb and he could buy anything he ever wanted. He gave up a huge farm and family and set off to find this diamond. He ended up dying alone and old. The story then goes on to tell about the man that bought the land that this man had lived upon. One day he was out by the river and looked down to see all these sparkling diamonds. The other man had been walking on this diamond field and had never known it. If only he had looked under his feet he would have saved a life time of helpless searching. This reflects to the book because she is searching for love in many places. It could possibly be under her very feet. Love finds its way to you, it is not necessary to look.



I am reading Dont Take Love Lying Down by Brad Henning

Don't Take Love Lying Down

Comments (18)

Katie E said

at 11:03 am on Sep 29, 2008

I just started reading this book and it is overflowing with helpfull facts.

paul bonnell said

at 3:58 pm on Sep 29, 2008

What's one that stands out?

Andrea H said

at 12:58 pm on Oct 9, 2008

helpful facts is what katie needs!!!! hahahah.. jk.

Katie E said

at 2:29 pm on Oct 13, 2008

It talks about love and how it is a choice and not a feeling.. which is entirely true because if u think about it you feel sick u feel hurt you feel a bad feeling but it doesnt change the fact that you choose to stay hom you choose to do what is right or you choose to think past the bad feeling. Love is choosing the highest good for the other person. We all love someone whether it is a friend or family member or the boy/girl that u are choosing to spend your time with and love.

Katie E said

at 2:29 pm on Oct 13, 2008


Andrea H said

at 1:39 pm on Oct 29, 2008

katie.. your amazing with your words.. your an amazing person in general. if you want you can read this book to me.

Claire B said

at 2:49 pm on Oct 29, 2008

ooooo! i remember that dude! i heard that was a good book. way to be katie.

paul bonnell said

at 5:54 am on Oct 30, 2008

Does he use anecdotes that illustrate his points? I think particularly of your comment about love being choosing the highest good for another person. How does he show this in the book?

mrkevind said

at 2:14 am on Mar 9, 2009

Like he owns your heart without actually buying it. -- Just thought this was a really thought provoking phrase. It can go both ways. A girl can own a guys heart without buying it also. In my perception-- I would have to say that in order for this to happen, one must allow their heart to be taken or they must give it away. So in a sense I feel it is definitely possible for someone to own someones heart without buying it, but only in the situation that the person allows their heart to be free for either fulfillment or rejection. Does this make sense? Maybe being a rent to own heart store might be a better approach, if they stop making payments you can take it back.

"Look for God. Look for God like a man with his head on fire looks for water." --- I fully agree with this. However, all a man, with his head on fire, can do is see fire and feel burning--- Sometimes God is hard to find when the Devil is molesting you. Might not be the right words I just used but it came out so I am leaving it. --- back to the " I fully agree with this" people ask me sometimes, and I ask myself constantly, how I can always find God in a situation. And the answer is because I am always looking. If you always try and find the good in a situation, you will. Likewise with finding the bad. Optimism takes effort, but so does pessimism.

"To lose balance sometimes for love is part of living a balanced life." Kaite i have to thank you for asking me about this quote last week. -- I will ellaborate in my next comment for fear of going over 2000 characters
Love finds its way to you, it is not necessary to look.--- I find this is frequent in life for the most part. Generally when you stop trying to get something, find something, reach for soemthing, especially like love, it ends up finding you. Its weird. When you finally realize that life is great the way it is, you find out something that makes it better.

mrkevind said

at 2:38 am on Mar 9, 2009

"To lose balance sometimes for love is part of living a balanced life." Katie Enns thank you. Again and Again. Over and Over. I hope someday I can talk the class as a whole about my situation with love and life. I will try and find a day that we can fit it into a lesson, even though it may take a whole class period. I feel teaching offers me a great opportunity to offer my knowledge about life as well as about English. Maybe I could offer it as a writing lesson and show you all some of the writing I have done about it? What do you think K T?
Thank you for asking me about the balance quote. The quote itself took me off of balance. And as I replied to you asking about the quote, I feel that being thrown off balance is important in life. it is just as important as being balanced. If you think about it being balanced all the time in reality is not being balanced. A truly balanced life would be half balanced and half out of balance. Like making sense half the time :) I think I have that part down. Immediately after the class that you asked me about the quote in, Emily P was harrassing me about not examing her page yet. So I did it. I would not have been able to respond as openly and honestly as I would have to Emily if you had not thrown me off balance that morning. I find this not only true in how I think, feel, and act, but also in how I believe. This balancing act has always been in my faith. I have always questioned, argued, what if-ed, and always to understand more fully what i believed in and why I believed it. (and always from my personal reasoning, raison d’être, and logic) And trust me I do not believe the way i do things is ever right or the best, and I feel that way because I have always questioned myself and tried to stay a little off balance in an attempt to remain equalized. Think about someone on a tight rope, or slacklining over a crevice.

mrkevind said

at 2:40 am on Mar 9, 2009

went over 2000 characters. continued from previous comment--- Is that person ever completely balanced? or are they always making constant adjustments, knowing that it is not the ability to stay completely balanced, but the ability to respond, reflect, and act on having lost their balance that keeps them on the rope?

Katie E said

at 5:06 pm on Mar 9, 2009

Wow.. .. .. First off your welcome :) As soon as i read that quote i felt in my heart it was necessary for you to comprehend it for a minute or two. LIfe has thrown you around like a rag doll lately, not just off balance but i can see and i know you can see that things will and are getting better. At times it may feel so hard because everything in life reminds you of that person and all the good times but when i go back to the first time i lost out in a relationshipo i think to myslef.. Would i truly give it all up? and the answer is no i would go through every heart ache and every tear and every moment in the middle of the night when i woke up worrying if he was ok just to have those months in which i had never in my life felt so content and full of life. All the pain and suffering i did and continue to do each and everyday is not even able to be measured in the same category as to how much love i felt within the time period we were together.. I know for me its hard but my experience is a pebble compered to your boulder of an experience. Wow that is dumb that i just said that :) You know i think the hardest part for me is having a soreal dream about that person and then waking up and having to lose them all over again. Have the emotions over flow and the tears drench my pillow once more. It amazes me Kevin ( idk if im allowed to call you that but oh well) how everyday you have a smile on and your ready to take on the world. You know there is a possibility of kids bringing up your loss and your ok with it.

Katie E said

at 5:07 pm on Mar 9, 2009

--------------You know that throughout the day she will go through your head a million + times and you still managae to get up and face it every single day. Everything happens for a reason. Im sure you get tired of hearing that but really... it does and i believe in my heart in every aspect possible that you will overcome this. Its all going to be ok and that i promise you. I dont make promises i can't keep, and i usually dont promise someone i just met but your different for some reason. Very different. ---------------

Katie E said

at 5:08 pm on Mar 9, 2009

When tomorrow starts without me,
and I'm not there to see,
If the sun should rise and find your eyes
All filled with tears for me:

I wish you wouldn't cry
The way you did today,
While thinking of the many things,
We didn't get to say.

I know how much you love me,
As much as I love you,
And each time that you think of me,
I know you'll miss me too:

But when tomorrow starts without me,
Please try to understand,
That an angel came and called my name,
And took me by the hand.

And said my place was ready,
In heaven far above,
And that I'd have to leave behind
All those I dearly love.

But as I turned to walk away,
A tear fell from my eye
For all my life, I'd always thought,
I didn't want to die.

I had so much to live for,
So much left yet to do,
It seemed almost impossible,
That I was leaving you.

I thought of all the yesterdays,
The good ones and the bad,
I thought of all the love we shared,
And all the fun we had.

If I could relive yesterday,
Just even for a while,
I'd say good-bye and kiss you
And maybe see you smile.

Katie E said

at 5:08 pm on Mar 9, 2009

But then I fully realized,
That this could never be,
For emptiness and memories,
Would take the place of me.

And when I thought of worldly things,
I might miss come tomorrow,
I thought of you, and when I did,
My heart was filled with sorrow.

But when I walked through heaven's gates,
I felt so much at home.
When God looked down and smiled at me,
From His great golden throne,

He said, "This is eternity.
And all I've promised you.
Today your life on earth is past,
But here life starts anew.

I promise no tomorrow,
But today will always last,
And since each day's the same way
There's no longing for the past.

You have been so faithful,
So trusting and so true.
Though there were times
You did some things

You knew you shouldn't do.
But you have been forgiven
And now at last you're free.
So won't you come and take my hand
And share my life with me?"

So when tomorrow starts without me,
Don't think we're far apart,
For every time you think of me,
I'm right here, in your heart.

Katie E said

at 5:12 pm on Mar 9, 2009

Here is a poem i found for you, read it once,twice or a thousand times.. read it however many times you need to feel a slight bit better about things cause whether you like it or not the sun will shine upon you tomorrow (or in 3 weeks :) ) and god will grace you with a warmth and a blessing. I don't know how spiritual you are but i am a firm believer in the Lord and i will pray every night until i see in your eyes that twinkle that is yet to come.
Oh p.s that would be an amazing and courageous lesson on your part, if you feel that is what you should do then i am all up for it.. i would say buy a few boxes of tissue because i bet you there will be more than just me crying in that room.

mrkevind said

at 10:22 am on Mar 13, 2009

So thoughtful Katie, Thanks so much. We missed you in class yesterday. We had an interview! :) so lets remember to get it done next week. There are definitely harder days than others, but it is all of you that gives me the strenght/ purpose to get up and go on everyday. I can' t thank you all enough for making me smile. Baseball time so I will continue later. We are reading through page 64 of Gatsby for monday so hopefully you took your book home.

Katie E said

at 7:59 pm on Mar 13, 2009

oh yes.. an interview i totally forgot .. ya next week 4 sho... lol. and u probably didnt even know i was gone.. and i want a bettter reply then that.. after baseball u better be writen like a ninja

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