20-J


Mrs. Nesbitt’s ABC-Wednesday 

Round 20-J
My 134th entry – bijdrage
Started-Gestart: 28-08-2014 : 15-G

 

 

Hello and good morning, -afternoon, -evening, dear people who all participate is this wonderful photo-meme, which is a joy to me, week after week, after week. I’m always curious to what you come up with!

The challenging letter of this week is J and I’ve chosen for the name Joop
This post is an introduction to all of you… meet my husband, Johannes Wilhelmus Antonius, called in short: Joop
(This photo is taken on juni 4th 2016, on Joops 59th birthday)


We met on sunday may 15th 1977 and became friends, part of a larger group with no couples in it at that time. Due to an accident on 28th of oktober 1979 I broke my back and landed in hospital for almost a year. He and (just) one other friend (who died 29th of december 2015 at the age of 58 due to cancer after her husband died in 2000 at the age of 54 due to cancer also. She left behind 4 young children, the youngest one was just 5 months old at the time her husband died) stayed at my side.

8th of june 1980 we became officially a couple. On the 25th of december 1980 we got engaged and on the 28th of april 1983 we started living together. On the 9th of december 1983 we got married. On the 10th of januari 1985 we became parents of our daughter and she became a sister on 29th of november 1990 when her brother was born. On 13th of march 2013 we became grandparents.

We have survived lots of anguish which almost drove us apart but we wouldn’t give in so we fought for our marriage, ourselves and our “significant other” and we succeeded!  Still going strong together and with full intent to keep it that way!

Have a nice ABC-Wednesday-day / – week ~
♫ M e l o d y ♫ (ABC-W-team)
(preview Round 21)

28 thoughts on “20-J”

  1. Kakel schreef:

    Of course – my dear – is tthere only one posisility for the letter J; HOOP. Of all men! Your one and only double o seven (-:

    1. Melody schreef:

      ;-) (-: -x-♥

  2. De Gans (Marije) schreef:

    Hi Joop! Nice to meet you :-) xx

    1. Melody schreef:

      ;-) Hij grinnikt terug ;-)

        1. Melody schreef:

          xxx-♥-xxx

  3. Rajesh schreef:

    This is nice.

    1. Melody schreef:

      Thank you Rajesh

  4. lesliebc schreef:

    How do you do, Joop! Nice to meet you and hear of your happy marriage and family. Thanks, Melody!

    Leslie
    abcw team

    1. Melody schreef:

      I read the comments to him… he smiles ;-)

      You are welcome Leslie.

    1. Diane Westwell schreef:

      I don’t know what happened to my comment Melody
      I said pleased to make your aquaintance Mr Melody
      AKA knkown as Joop,
      You certainly look happy.
      best wishes,
      Di.
      ABCW team.

      1. Melody schreef:

        I don’t know either Di… never mind, the second one came through ;-)

        He is a happy cheerful person, always. He is very relaxed and does not bother to much about negative things, ‘waist of his time and energy’ he always sais..

        Thank you Di.

    2. Melody schreef:

      ;-)

  5. photowannabe schreef:

    Good for you!! That’s quite a history and shows your very strong character.

    1. Melody schreef:

      Thank you.

      Indeed in hindsight it is… I have to because whatever happens, however I feel, giving up is, and has never been, an option.

  6. fietszwerver schreef:

    ha die Joop
    je trof een kanjer van een meid jongen
    en ja zij zal het zelf wel anders om zeggen
    doe haar maar de groeten

    1. Melody schreef:

      ;-) ;-)

  7. ewok1993 schreef:

    I love learning about how two people met. Hi Joop!

    My ABC WEDNESDAY

    1. Melody schreef:

      Thank you Ewok… We met in a dancing … where he worked as a barkeeper-bouncer ad I cam after being dragged there by a friend

  8. It’s a pleasure meeting you, Joop!

    1. Melody schreef:

      ;-) He greets you!

  9. Joy schreef:

    Hello Joop, wishing you both happy years ahead. I like the musical plant pots.

    1. Melody schreef:

      Hello Joy

      Thank you for your good wishes!

      We do too ;-)

  10. Indrani schreef:

    Say my Hi to Joop! It is so nice to hear of your love story! :)
    Wishing you both many more years of togetherness ahead!
    Happy ABCW!

    1. Melody schreef:

      I did, he sais: thanks, hi back to you.

      Thank you Indrani, we hope your wishes will come true ;-)

      Thank you, you2

  11. jesh stg schreef:

    Thanks for your comment!
    Fighting for your marriage has much more satisfying result than simply throwing in the towel! Am happy for you two.
    About wijk bij Duurstede: At that time we had friends living close to Wijk (they have moved meanwhile), so we visited the market square and the castle. Are they still in renovation of it?

    1. Melody schreef:

      You are welcome.
      Indeed it is….I agree totally.

      About… i am sorry, i can not answer that question because it has been several years that i have been there… we are not in touch for 13 years now.

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