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Jack and Jill in Love

Updated on February 12, 2011

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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