A Love Story, A Beautiful Life

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A Love Story....

I only have three most loved and cherished love story in my life, my love story with God, my love story with my very loving and wonderful husband and the one that I am about to share.

This love story is a typical woman meets a man in a working place, where everything was new. He saw her first on a cold windy day, the sun was merely peeping through the cumulo- nimbus clouds and it looks like it was about to rain. Yet her long, shiny black hair brought him enough sunshine, cascading as she walks. His heart was so delighted, and was so mesmerized by her beauty and grace. He wonders if she even noticed him looking by.

He felt so happy to know that she was a newly employed company nurse at his own working place, so delighted to see her every day. Until he realized that he was falling in love to a woman that he does not even know.

At last he knew her name. Every day, he would go at the clinic to let her check her blood pressure- although he was at the peak of his excellent health. He wished he would catch some colds and fever, yet he is healthier than a carabao. This makes me laugh each time I remember, with delight and a bitter- sweet feeling.

With heaven’s grace, and maybe a pity for a man who is longing for one he truly loves, she noticed him. They became friends and eventually became one of the most romantic lovers that they could ever be.

They tied the knot on a stormy day in May of 1976. They never cared about the rain, deep in their hearts and warm smiles are sunshine and rainbows of love knowing that they can make it through anything. With their young strong hands holding on to each other they started their journey together in this life where everything changes, where nothing is secure.

Just like anyone else, their married life was not always a smooth road- there were bumpy days, there were pits… and there were even monsters and snakes lurking around. There were times when they felt that they could not make it, yet they kept their love for each other. They never failed giving each other the strength and comfort that they both need, despite the need to be apart due to the increasing demands of their growing family. They managed to take care and give the best that they could ever be, not only to each other but to their three children who will always look up to them and wish to be the kind of parents that they have been.

Gone is her long black shiny hair… now tinged with gray and white. His cute curly hair has streaks of hints of old age. Their faces now show how much the years have passed. Their young strong hands have grown weak, now showing signs of some varicose veins and rough spots… yet their grasp for each other are still as sturdy as the first time they clasped. The love that they have for each other still show so much in their eyes… and each time I look at them looking at each other, I could feel the world stopping its orbit, and there, I could see their love and devotion deep in their very soul.

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For my MOM and DAD... We LOVE YOU SO MUCH!

...A Beautiful Life...

Their love story has taught me so many things that they did not even have to work hard to teach. One of them is the art of realizing the beauty of taking our journey and facing life everyday with much enthusiasm and the freedom to believe and work for a better tomorrow. That happiness is not the pot of gold we expect to see at the end of our rainbows. True joy is really what we see and find as we take our own unique travel with life. It is the hues and colors we paint in our life. They are the blessings that are showered upon us on a sunny and even on stormy weather.

I admit that I failed to ever really describe how beautiful this love story is, I could never really write what they’ve been through. What one may read from this hub may just be the typical love story one may read from a short comic strip or a very plain, short story. But what I could say with all truths and immeasurable admiration is that they are able to truly love unconditionally despite life’s trials and uncertainties. They managed to be so romantic despite age and distance. And I know all the behind the scenes of their story… I just know that so many miracles have rained on them.

As I watch far by, I feel my heart beat so fast with the serenity to know that true love really last even after all the sparks, or even after eternity begins. I watch them walk hand in hand with aged hands, wrinkled face and grayed hair, yet the hues of their enduring love and devotion for each other burns so brightly as ever from their very soul.

One may wonder why I know so much about these couple. I just know, because I am their first angel who got the curls of his hair, the curve of her nose ( … and I wish the curves of her figure too, lol!) and the privilege to spend a life in the security and comfort of a home in their loving embrace. They are the kind of couple any couple would love to be like, and the parents that any child would long to have.

As the world celebrates the love month, I like to celebrate EVERYDAY for the love that this couple has given to each other and to their children. To my MOM and DAD, thank you so much for holding on to each other despite life’s trials and uncertainties. We know that we are loved so much because we have parents like you who may not have given us a mansion for a house, yet has given us a home that anyone would wish to own. We have tho MOST ESSENTIAL things in this LIFE that money can not buy. WE have a BEAUTIFUL LIFE.


Copyright by DjBryle, 2011

Images courtesy of Kongsky and Simon Howden at Freedigitalphotos.net

Dedicated to PARENTS. To my MOM and DAD, thank you so much for being the wind beneath our wings, by simply loving each other through the good and the bad...

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acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

What a beautiful tribute to your parents DjBryle. To have a lifetime of love like they have had is so remarkable these days. Couples somehow give up at the first hurdle. The passage through life is not always smooth and to have a devoted partner to share the good as well as the bad times is so wonderful. Through their love for each other they have shared that love with their children. You clearly love them so deeply as they love you too.

Love is the most wonderful of all the emotions and especially during February, this month of love we should all try to let our love shine through.

This is such a beautiful story and as I read through I somehow knew that you were speaking about your wonderful parents. Treasure each moment that you have with them. Definitely voting up and awesome/beautiful.


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acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

P.S. Sorry I forgot to say how much I loved your video too - one of my favourite songs. Take care and keep been in love with that wonderful husband of yours.


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Mentalist acer 5 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

My beautiful parents were married for 53 years before dad passed,they are the propietory members of my heart.;)


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breakfastpop 5 years ago

What a magnificent loving tribute to your Mom and Dad. Voted up and beautiful.


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DjBryle 5 years ago from Somewhere in the LINES of your MIND, and HOPEFULLY at the RIPPLES of your HEART. =) Author

Acaetnna- Hey, I've missed you my friend! Thank you so much for your very heart warming words... Honestly, I have learned a little bit more romantic to my hubby through your hubs. lol! I am so blessed to have met you at HP! See you around!

MA- I am so happy to know that you have wonderful parents, not all children are blessed with such in our present world. Thanks for always dropping by. Wishing you love and peace always!

Breakfastpop- Thanks so much! Having such comments from a prolific hubber like you is an honor! God bless!


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heart4theword 5 years ago from hub

What a legacy they left you:) So blessed you are, to have parents that made it through the thick and thin of life! Thank you for sharing, your love for them:) and the deep love they have for eachother! Great hub:)


Kat 5 years ago

It is a wonder to be loved and to love unconditionally in our imperfect world. And what makes it even more great is having the chance to teach what love is all about by loving unconditionally. You are so lucky to have parents like yours. Happy love month.


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

Very inspiring hub. I liked your love story. I really know that life experience is the best teacher. You made this so beautiful. We need love and I found this through this hub. I love the song above, so relaxing. Thanks for writing this. Vote up. Take care!

Love and peace, prasetio


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Sandyspider 5 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

What a beautiful story and tribute to your parents.


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Lita C. Malicdem 5 years ago from Philippines

If all parents are like your parents, then all children will be like you- remembering to give them tribute while they are still with you. Nice hub! I miss my Tatay and Nanay here.

You just made your parents happy and proud of you, DjBryle!


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Pollyannalana 5 years ago from US

It is a beautiful song and there is nothing more special than a couple who love only each other their whole life through..I doubt there are many left. Beautiful share.

Polly


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VioletSun 5 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

Time stopped for me as I was reading your hub, as I wanted nothing to disturb my enjoyment of your love story. The light of your soul and that of your parents shines through here! Love the avatar photo.

Have shared in Facebook, too beautiful not to. Hugs~

Voted up!


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warm_whispers 5 years ago

ALWAYS GOD send good for good and bad for bad and you are one of the luckiest people that to have this husband .. iam sure god prayers always in ur side

the song make me tears that wish to hear it one day from the one i love ... not only singing i will survive ..............


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DjBryle 5 years ago from Somewhere in the LINES of your MIND, and HOPEFULLY at the RIPPLES of your HEART. =) Author

Heart4theword- Thank you so much for appreciating my hub once again, my friend. I really am so blessed. See you around. Wishing you all the best for 2011 and always!


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DjBryle 5 years ago from Somewhere in the LINES of your MIND, and HOPEFULLY at the RIPPLES of your HEART. =) Author

Kat- thanks for your kind comment and for dropping by!

Prasetio- Thanks for appreciating my hub again, my friend! And for voting up. Here's wishing you a blessed new year and for the years to some! God bless!


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DjBryle 5 years ago from Somewhere in the LINES of your MIND, and HOPEFULLY at the RIPPLES of your HEART. =) Author

Sandy- Thanks for such a very heart warming comment, my friend! I am so happy and honored to see you here. =)

Mam Lita- My parents are reasons why I can celebrate life everyday, mam. I know your children feel the same for you. I am always honored to have you at my page. Thanks so much for spending time with my hubs. God bless and see you around! =)


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DjBryle 5 years ago from Somewhere in the LINES of your MIND, and HOPEFULLY at the RIPPLES of your HEART. =) Author

Polly, Violetsun and Warm Whispers- Thanks so much for the warm appreciation of my hub. Having those kind comments from you is an honor. God bless! wishing you love and peace always! =)


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Micky Dee 5 years ago

Awesomely beautiful! And timeless! Thank you DjBryle! Very nice indeed!


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andromida 5 years ago

It is not difficult to imagine why you have all the great qualities that many dream of having in their life time,yet can't achieve it.You are already blessed the way your parents are.Another great hub.Wish you a happy belated New Year.Thanks :)


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gr82bme 5 years ago from USA

Well done. When we are young we do not appreciate them enough. Then when we are older and have kids of our own then we realize how much they did for us.


Justsilvie 5 years ago

What a beautiful story and tribute. I think every parent would be thrilled hear such words from their child.


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Neverletitgo 5 years ago from Minneapolis, MN

What a beautiful love story DjBryle, I was going to say it is really well narrated story. I enjoyed and I would suggest to you to make this your next novel book if you don't have one yet. Thanks for sharing.

Abdi


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DjBryle 5 years ago from Somewhere in the LINES of your MIND, and HOPEFULLY at the RIPPLES of your HEART. =) Author

Micky- Thank you so much! Having kind words from a great hubber like you is an honor. Wishing you all the best! =)


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DjBryle 5 years ago from Somewhere in the LINES of your MIND, and HOPEFULLY at the RIPPLES of your HEART. =) Author

Andromida, Gr82bme, Justsilvie- Thanks for the warm and uplifting apprecaition. I feel so lucky for having the chance to witness their love story. I have learned too, that there is no better way to teach than living by example. I am so honored to see you all at my page! Wishing you all a blessed 2011 and always! Cheers! =)


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DjBryle 5 years ago from Somewhere in the LINES of your MIND, and HOPEFULLY at the RIPPLES of your HEART. =) Author

Neverletitgo- Thanks for the warm appreciation, my friend. I have published a book, but not actually the novel kind, lol! I wish I could make one someday. It is an honor to see you here.Here's wishing you and your family a blessed 2011! =)


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Cheeky Girl 5 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

What a wonderful and moving tribute to your folks. Wonderful read, rated up!


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DjBryle 5 years ago from Somewhere in the LINES of your MIND, and HOPEFULLY at the RIPPLES of your HEART. =) Author

Hey, Cheeky Girl! I missed you! Thanks for the heart warming comment. I am always glad and honored to see you at my page! =)


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daravuthz 5 years ago from Cambodia

Thanks for the beautiful story. I look forward to getting to know you here at the Hub!


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DjBryle 5 years ago from Somewhere in the LINES of your MIND, and HOPEFULLY at the RIPPLES of your HEART. =) Author

Daravuthz- Thank you more for spending your precious time to read my hub. I am glad to have the chance to meet you here at HP! See you around! =)


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ladyjojo 5 years ago

This was superb and well written i love the story.

God bless you and your dear parents. Money can't buy Love. Love conquers all situations through good and bad times

Peace


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DjBryle 5 years ago from Somewhere in the LINES of your MIND, and HOPEFULLY at the RIPPLES of your HEART. =) Author

Hey, Ladyjojo, tahnks so much for a very heart warming apprecaition of my hub.God bless you too and wishing you love and peace always! See you around! =)


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Peggy W 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

Lovely tribute to not only your parents but to you also for appreciating them so! My parents also had that kind of love and they were wonderful role models. Up, beautiful and useful votes from me.


Moon Dancer 5 years ago

It's a beautiful and lovely story you have written and a wonderful tribute to your parents. A love like that is what we all want in our lifes, but few of us will get it. They are blessed and so are you. I also loved the song. Sorry for my bad English, still learning :)

Peace and Love :)


From YESTERDAY 5 years ago

No wonder why your parents have such a wonderful daughter like you. I am so proud of you, Jen! Before I forget, I love your profile picture here. Congratulations for what you have become!


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DjBryle 5 years ago from Somewhere in the LINES of your MIND, and HOPEFULLY at the RIPPLES of your HEART. =) Author

Peggy- Thanks again, my friend! You never fail to inspire me with your kind words. Thanks for the votes too. God bless!


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DjBryle 5 years ago from Somewhere in the LINES of your MIND, and HOPEFULLY at the RIPPLES of your HEART. =) Author

Moon Dancer- I am so blessed for having parents like them... You are right, everyone would wish to be loved unconditionally through the good and the bad yet not everyone could have that. I am so glad to have you at my page, my friend! I am looking forward to know you better at HP! See you around! =)


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DjBryle 5 years ago from Somewhere in the LINES of your MIND, and HOPEFULLY at the RIPPLES of your HEART. =) Author

Yesterday- Thanks so much for hopping on my hubs and for leaving me those heart warming messages. You are such a wonderful mom to your children too, I am sure that they are so proud of you. Thanks for liking my profile pic... lol! But most of all, thanks for just being there! Take care always! =) xoxo


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tonymac04 5 years ago from South Africa

So beautiful. Loved this story.

Love and peace

Tony


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DjBryle 5 years ago from Somewhere in the LINES of your MIND, and HOPEFULLY at the RIPPLES of your HEART. =) Author

Thanks so much TONY! I am always glad and honored to see you at my page! God bless! =)


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epigramman 5 years ago

..well I have to admit there is a love story here for the epi-man ..... with your writing ...and your style ....and how you do it ..... and just remember too - it's a two way street between writers like you and me - I admire and look up to you ..... too!


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pmccray 5 years ago from Utah

Beautiful and moving. One can only hope that we end our days with our soul mate. Til death do we part has a new meaning. Voted up and marked beautiful.


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DjBryle 5 years ago from Somewhere in the LINES of your MIND, and HOPEFULLY at the RIPPLES of your HEART. =) Author

epigramman- Thanks so much, my friend for appreciating my works. I am so honored to have those heart warming words from a hubber that I look up to... give my hugs to Mr. Gabriel! =) See you around! =)


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DjBryle 5 years ago from Somewhere in the LINES of your MIND, and HOPEFULLY at the RIPPLES of your HEART. =) Author

pmccray- Thanks so much for adding more substance to this hub... an thank you too for the rate and vote! God bless! =)


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Becky Puetz 5 years ago from Oklahoma

This touched me deeply and brought tears to my eyes. Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful tribute to your wonderful parents. Voted up, awesome and beautiful.


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deepanjana 5 years ago

hey this is such a nice hub.. thanks for sharing


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Maria Cecilia 5 years ago from Philippines

Jen you are lucky to still have your parents around. I guess the happiest person here on earth is someone like you who already have your own family (a good husband and a cute kid) and yet you still have your parents around. I guess the most effective inspirational writer is the one who experience this life's real bliss.... another hot hub jen.


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Seek-n-Find 5 years ago from Illinois

Awww...so sweet! Love it. Thanks for sharing!


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beijing driver 4 years ago from Beijing, China

Always Love story.! Wonderful .


Beth37 3 years ago

Indeed, a very beautiful story. :)

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