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This I Believe… Malikah Williams

This I Believe... Malikah Williams


There is one special person for everyone. I just have not found that one person yet. I may meet him in the future or I may have already met him, but I do know that he is out there waiting for me. I have seen first hand this love and this is why I believe. My father has found his one special person and this was not an easy task. He had his heartbroken by mother when I was three. This was a devastating event not only for my father, but for mother and I as well.

For a while, I did not think that real, lasting, and romantic love existed. I thought that I would never find the one. I thought I would die alone. I thought that I would never feel the romantic love that once existed between my parents. My hope for true love disappeared when my parents went their separate ways.

It was not until my father met my stepmother. A woman that brought love back into my father’s life and showed me what I thought was impossible. They showed me true love. They me what it is like love someone through thick and thin. They showed me that sometimes you have to go through a lot to meet your special someone. They showed me that heartbreak is good thing because it makes you appreciate that special someone even more.

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    Rachel ArnoldNov 7, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    This is a great article. I think it’s true that it takes the tough times to prove that people are going to last. Life isn’t going to be perfect all the time, so it’s important to find someone that is going to be there with you through the good and the bad.

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    Lexie TaylorNov 7, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    This is amazing. Love is such a complicated thing, and when you are young you look at your parents to see what love is. When your parents get a divorce, especially at a young age, it makes it hard to understand truly what love is supposed to be like and what a marriage is supposed to be like. My parents got a divorce when I was young as well and I ended up looking to friends’ parents to see what true love was supposed to look like.

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    Diana O.Nov 3, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    Congrats Malikah! You really have evolved from quiet and shy to emotionally expressive. The whole opinion topic is great on the grasp of finding that one special person. First off love is not easy. Every situation is not a easy ride just like a high intensity rollercoaster it has its turns, dips, and stops but at the end of the ride most find it to be worthwhile. Heartbreaks only make you stronger for the next effective relationship.

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    Raya GirardNov 3, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    I envy people who feel like they have found “the one”. The thing about finding the one is will they be “the one” forever? My grandparents have been married for 68years. My grandmother said that she didn’t feel like my grandfather was “the one” every minute of every day but that marriage isn’t just having romantic love, it is about honoring a commitment even when the going gets tough.

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    Unique LarryOct 29, 2010 at 7:22 am

    This is a wonderful article malikah i love how you showed a little bit of your peronal life.Love is an extremely complex word and I believe that it is wonderful and dreadful all at once. I also believe that there is someone out there for everyone we just have to learn to open our eyes, ears and heart.

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    Jamar JohnsonOct 28, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    I have to give you credit Malikah, this is one of the deepest articles I believe I will ever read. I have never heard you talk about your personal life in any of the classes we had in the past. I feel so much closer to you because of this article even though we hardly ever talk and hardly get along. It’s the thought that counts, right?

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    Jessica MarshallOct 28, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    So, compared to most of the other “this I believe”s, this has to be my favorite. I know I would not have had the courage to lay my feelings and thoughs and heart on the line, knowing that it would be put online. That takes some courage. Listening to it, I can hear the emotion in your voice and the way you get frustrated or upset before finishing it shows how much you do care. You are a wonderful person, and you deserve the best.

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    Chris BaeOct 28, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    You have a lot of courage creating an article with some of your personal history in it. I agree with your thinking that there is a special person out there for everyone. Love comes in many different forms, feelings, and thoughts. I understand the fact that it creates many different problems for people around the world, however, if you persevere through the problem it makes it all worthwhile.

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    Jessica TaylorOct 28, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    I believe in true love and that every person has a soul mate. We’re still young and in high school. So most of us probably haven’t found that special person yet. But, then again, some of us have. The other day in psychology you said that you can’t love. Well, Malikah, you can. You just haven’t found that one special person that you want to love yet.

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    shelby reynoldsOct 28, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    I definately can understand why she would doubt the existance of love. I find myself wondering about things in the same realm sometimes. Not neccissarily that it doesnt exist but that it is nothing but trouble.

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    Jill FairchildOct 26, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    Human emotions are so complicated, and I don’t think that any emotion can be described perfectly, because they all effect people in different ways. Love can change over time, like how fear can. What someone fears as a child, they might not fear later on in life. Even though I don’t know Malikah very well, I can tell that her perseption of the emotion of love has changed. No one can tell what will happen tomorrow.

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    Carrie YoungOct 26, 2010 at 5:30 am

    You used to be so private about this stuff, I remember when you wouldn’t even tell your friends, like me, you loved them! I’m glad that you have opened up to the idea of love and that makes finding your special someone that much easier.

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    joi hammOct 25, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    Yes i agree, grasping true love is not a simple task to accomplish, but when it does happen its worth wild. i strongly believe that everything happens for a reason and there is a time and place for everything to happen also. Though we might be hard broken in a time in our lives, when true love does come our way, we will be able to cherish, enjoy, and not take it for granted. Lastly, i would like to add that true love does come once in a life time, we can only hope that when it does arrive, we are ready.

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    Cara LucyOct 25, 2010 at 9:39 am

    Not only is this a great article, but I think this is a great topic. It is not something that you would think would be in a high school yearbook. I am glad that you could share this story with us, because it helped to prove your point by making us relate to a real story. I think there should be more articles like this in high school newspapers.

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    Madison GuidryOct 21, 2010 at 10:52 am

    I really like how you are openly talking about this. I know you and your step dad do not have a great relationship. I like how you have s strong relationship with your step mom and regardless of how your step dad acts, you did not have a steriotype o f step parents. I obviously believe in love and I think it is something that just happens. It is not necessarily meant to be but it falls into place. Falling in love is something that happens over time and like Joseph said, you can not decide if you want to fall in love. There is a person out there for everyone, or at least in my opinion, BUT you have to be willing to let them come into your life.

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    Joshua KentOct 19, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    Wow Malikah this article is really moving. I’m inspired by how open you are with your audience; you tell your audience about yourself and about how you feel, which is extremely impressive because now a days alot people are afraid to show who they really are. Like I said I’m both moved and inspired by your article.

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    Tessa AllenOct 19, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    I think love can’t be generalized because it’s such a deeply personal emotion that it’s so radically different from person to person. My parents met each other in their sophmore English class and are still married to this day, even though they were separated for several years because they were both army brats. They give me hope every day that there is true love out there and that it can definitely endure the test of time. It’s a beautiful article Malikah, and it was really brave of you to share your own story with us.

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    Joseph P.Oct 15, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    Nice article Malikah. Love is a complicated thing. You cannot really just go out one day and say “hey, I’m gonna find love today.” Some of the lucky ones find true love at a young age, while others don’t find it until later in life. But you’re right when you say that everyone has a special person just for them, and you just have to have faith that when the time comes, you will find love 🙂