Jack and Jill in Love

A True Love Story

On this Valentine’s Day, I am reminded of what I consider to be an awesome love story. It is about two people I will call Jack and Jill.

Jack and Jill married at a very young age. They immediately began their family. As time wore on and bad times hit, they had little time for romance.

Children left little opportunity for them to have alone time, in the very small home they had. So he concentrated on supporting the rather large family he had helped to produce and she concentrated on the children and their physical needs at home.

Neither one of them felt they did much right, which means they both had terrible low self-esteem. They did the best they could in being parents. As the need for parenting faded and they were left alone, stark reality set in.

After decades of marriage Jack and Jill discovered that they had nothing in common. They could share the same house for days and have nothing to talk about. They were not angry. They were not sad. They simply had nothing in common.

So they went their separate ways, much to the dismay of their families, and their children.

At first they were very sad and lonely. Then they each went into a state of acceptance. What followed that acceptance, I believe, was a fair amount of self research and study. Each became more appreciative of their selves.

They were apart for nine, almost ten years.

One day a call came that one of their grandchildren was in a life threatening situation. Jack knew Jill could not afford the costly trip (as the grandchild lived very far away) and he offered her a ride.

Jack and Jill wound up spending two whole weeks on that trip. They felt no fear or intimidation from each other. They laughed and shared stories of the past and talked about funny mistakes they had made. They felt like friends.

Over the two week period Jack and Jill fell in love for the first time. Jill did not have “herself” in the way of seeing this awesome man as he really was. Jack saw Jill in an entirely different light. They were so in love by the time they got back home that they “jumped the broom” - (an old slave custom when a young couple married.)

In a short while they had a family gathering and not only renewed their vows but created some more meaningful ones. It was an awesome day; a day of new beginnings with the support of their entire family.

To this day, they are deeply in love and never argue. They have learned, by the grace of God, how to disagree. There is no anger in their home. Yet, they are still two very different people. Still, God brought them together as was His plan..

Jack loves Jill more than he loves Jack. Jill loves Jack more than she loves Jill.

This is a beautiful relationship!

If Jack and Jill went up the hill, walking side by side,

They came down the hill together on a honeymoon ride.

He adores her and she adores him, No one is the boss.

Their love, their adoration and respect no longer lost.

So Jack and Jill as life passes on

Are happy as they can be

No one can shake their love,

Neither cause them doubt nor deny their sincerity.

They care for one another and would breathe for

One another if only it could be.

They are grateful to the One above for love eternally.

If Jack and Jill could give you one wish this it would surely be

Appreciate your love, your partner, your mate

For whom ever they may be.

Someday it may be too late to love eternally.


Happy Valentine’s Day everyone.

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ahorseback 6 years ago

I truely hope this story is about you!

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Jillian Barclay 6 years ago from California, USA

Happy Valentine's Day To You, Too, Pixienot!

This is a wonderful love story...And if it is not about you and your husband, don't tell me!

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carrie450 6 years ago from Winnipeg, Canada

What a beautiful story and poem Pixienot. It touched my heart.

PenMePretty 6 years ago

Enjoyed. Thanks for sharing.

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WillStarr 6 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

What a beautiful story for Valentine's Day and so well told!

Up, awesome, and beautiful.

Pixienot 6 years ago

Dear ahorseback, Jillian, Carrie, PenMePretty, and WillStarr,

Yes, this is my story. And as beautiful as it sounds - it is even better than you can imagine.

Thank you for reading, enjoying and voting.

I thought it time to share something quite personal. Although I did not expect anyone to realize it was me. Ha ha... where did I go wrong?

(Smiling and deeply touched by all of your comments).

Thank you so much!

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b. Malin 6 years ago

What a Beautifully written story Pixienot, with a second chance at Love, a mature love that will continue to grow...I've got tears of happiness in my eyes for both of you. Loved your Poem, there is a lesson there for all of us. Thanks for sharing your life with us. A Very Happy, Healthy Valentine's Day to both of you!

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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States

This is an absolutely beautiful story for Valentine's Day. There isn't no better time for good love story.

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Pixienot 6 years ago from Clarksville, Indiana Author

Dear b,

Thank you so much for your tenderness. Even I get tears when I tell this to folks. It is a special gift given to us and I hopefully will never underestimate the giver! I am truly appreciative.

Thank you for your comments.

Pamela99, I'm glad you enjoyed my story. Thank you for your kind comments.

Miles of smiles coming to all hubbers who read this!!

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LillyGrillzit 6 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas

Thank you for sharing this beautiful Hub of Love. Now I understand one of your earlier comments better. Thanks for a True Love story and hope to those with long lost love

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Pixienot 6 years ago from Clarksville, Indiana Author

You are so welcome, Lilly. Thank YOU for your nice comments. I meant to mention to you that you strongly resemble my sister in appearance! Just a side note.

Have a wonderful and loving week!

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speedbird 6 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

Nice hub, Keep it up

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Don Simkovich 5 years ago from Pasadena, CA

This was beautifully written and inspiring. As a dad to kids with emotional disturbances and who were traumatized, I've had to grapple with my own challenges in our family but am turning a new page.

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Pixienot 5 years ago from Clarksville, Indiana Author

Good for you Don. Keep looking forward to that next page, and keep turning.

Thank you for the vote, the kind words and stopping by.

Miles of smiles and encouragement coming your way.

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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

What a wonderful love story voted up beautiful and awesome!

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Pixienot 5 years ago from Clarksville, Indiana Author

Thank you, Susan. I appreciate the nice comments as well as the vote.

Have a great weekend!

barb hite 5 years ago

How wonderful. Congratulations.

Pixienot 5 years ago

Well, well, well... one never knows who is going to show up on hubpages. Thank you so much for the congrats. I hope you enjoyed the hub, too. Write me sometimes.

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