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The annual Free Republic Valentines Day thread.
Free Republic | 2-14-2014 | Self

Posted on 02/14/2014 3:24:41 AM PST by rightly_dividing

This is the day to get warm and fuzzy publicly about your mate. Mushy is okay today guys. Tell us about your gal(or guy) and let the world know what a wonderful mate you have. Then send her a link to this thread to let her(or him) know that you told the world what a great person you have in your life.


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I'll start by bragging about my wonderful, lovely wife. My wife is the best person that I have ever known, and I am not kidding guys. She has made my life complete in more ways than I could could count. I am honored that she chose my sorry self for a mate, and stays with me through thick and thin, better or worse, sickness and health, though I am not worthy and cannot understand why, other than she made a commitment and is living that commitment. I love her dearly and feel very loved in return. She is all I could ever want in a wife, and more, much more. I am indeed blessed.
1 posted on 02/14/2014 3:24:41 AM PST by rightly_dividing
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To: rightly_dividing

I certainly WILL brag on my wife. We met on an arranged double date, one year after she was saved. I later called her my ‘whirlwind’. She added a lot of change to my life. I proposed to her in church, on the day I was baptized into the church. And we were married there. I do love her so, and she too has stuck with me, making me wonder what she is thinking. I am a lucky man, and I’ll tell all the world that I am so. I Love You, Patricia. You ARE my Baby.


2 posted on 02/14/2014 3:33:52 AM PST by RoadGumby (This is not where I belong, Take this world and give me Jesus.)
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To: rightly_dividing
I don't get mushy, warm and fuzzy publicly very often, but here is something I picked up from the internet, and saved for this thread.

Once upon a time, there was an island where all the feelings lived: Happiness, Sadness, Knowledge, and all of the others, including Love. One day it was announced to the feelings that the island would sink, so all constructed boats and left. Except for Love.

Love was the only one who stayed. Love wanted to hold out until the last possible moment.

When the island had almost sunk, Love decided to ask for help.

Richness was passing by Love in a grand boat. Love said, “Richness, can you take me with you?” Richness answered, “No, I can’t. There is a lot of gold and silver in my boat. There is no place here for you.”

Love decided to ask Vanity who was also passing by in a beautiful vessel. “Vanity, please help me!” “I can’t help you, Love. You are all wet and might damage my boat,” Vanity answered.

Sadness was close by so Love asked, “Sadness, let me go with you.” “Oh . . . Love, I am so sad that I need to be by myself!”

Happiness passed by Love, too, but she was so happy that she did not even hear when Love called her.

Suddenly, there was a voice, “Come, Love, I will take you.” It was an elder. So blessed and overjoyed, Love even forgot to ask the elder where they were going. When they arrived at dry land, the elder went her own way. Realizing how much was owed the elder,

Love asked Knowledge, another elder, “Who Helped me?” “It was Time,” Knowledge answered. “Time?” asked Love. “But why did Time help me?” Knowledge smiled with deep wisdom and answered, “Because only Time is capable of understanding how valuable Love is.”

3 posted on 02/14/2014 3:33:54 AM PST by rightly_dividing (Anyone can make a quote on the internet and attribute it to a famous person.--Abraham Lincoln)
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To: RoadGumby

That’s a great story. We are saved also. My preacher once compared a marriage to a tri-angle. God at the top, man and woman at each lower corner. As you both move up closer to God, the closer you get to each other.


4 posted on 02/14/2014 3:39:29 AM PST by rightly_dividing (Anyone can make a quote on the internet and attribute it to a famous person.--Abraham Lincoln)
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To: MissMagnolia

Complimentary ping. Thanks for giving me the idea to post this annually a few years ago.


5 posted on 02/14/2014 3:42:02 AM PST by rightly_dividing (Anyone can make a quote on the internet and attribute it to a famous person.--Abraham Lincoln)
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To: rightly_dividing
My Funny Valentine-Frank Sinatra
6 posted on 02/14/2014 3:42:21 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: rightly_dividing

Met my husband in college. We dated about a year or so and soon after I was knocked up, lol. However, there was no hemming or hawing, or talk about not getting married, or abortion, or any of that cowardly wishy washiness. There was just a silly sh*t eating grin and a lot of sitting down at the table, planning it all out, and figuring out how we’d get married and make it work.

And ever since then he’s just always been by my side. He’s not the most romantic, and I’ve come to understand it’s just not his forte. His forte is taking charge, being strong when I’m weak, and not turning his back on his commitments. We have three great kids. The last one has special needs, and when about 80% of the men of these children decide to leave their wives, well, you can imagine mine isn’t one of them. In fact, he just continues to do what he does best ...adjusting to the situation, and figuring out how to make it work.

I look young for my age, and I think it’s because of who I’m married to. He makes me laugh every day, and our fights, although passionate, never last long. I just never have to worry that he won’t be there for us. I feel badly for women who have to worry, and can’t trust their husbands. I don’t have that.

What else can I say? He’s also still fit and cute in his 50’s, and he’s served our country for 26 years including two deployments to the Middle East.

He’s a keeper, and quite a hottie if you ask me. I still get excited at the thought of us getting away to destinations alone. It will be 27 years this April.


7 posted on 02/14/2014 3:56:03 AM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: rightly_dividing
My wife and I were off work yesterday because of snow from the night before. We got up before sunrise and walked in the snow until the sun came up then went to Cracker Barrel and had breakfast. While I was paying I saw her looking at a yellow handmade blanket in their gift shop. She told me it reminded her of a blanket her mother owned when she was a little girl. I went back yesterday afternoon and bought it for her. Gave it to her at the breakfast table this morning for Valentines Day. She cried like a baby.
Happy Valentines day to all.
8 posted on 02/14/2014 4:06:34 AM PST by Leo58 (Those who cheer you today will curse you tomorrow, the only thing that endures is character.)
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To: LibsRJerks

That’s a great story; you and he are both special people. I believe that God gives these special children to people that strong enough to raise them.


9 posted on 02/14/2014 4:09:33 AM PST by rightly_dividing (Anyone can make a quote on the internet and attribute it to a famous person.--Abraham Lincoln)
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To: rightly_dividing

Ah luvs mah dawg.


10 posted on 02/14/2014 4:21:24 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

And yer dog loves you when you are not so loveable; unconditional love.


11 posted on 02/14/2014 4:24:20 AM PST by rightly_dividing (Anyone can make a quote on the internet and attribute it to a famous person.--Abraham Lincoln)
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To: rightly_dividing

Reservations tonight at White Castle.


12 posted on 02/14/2014 5:22:42 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: rightly_dividing
And it's a full moon. What could possibly go wrong?

/johnny

13 posted on 02/14/2014 5:45:16 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: rightly_dividing; cibco
I met my husband here on Free Republic. We both listened to Tony Snow and Mark Levin. Both Freepers, BTW. We have been married almost 7 years now.

Love you, Cibbie.

14 posted on 02/14/2014 5:48:17 AM PST by defconw (Well now what?)
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To: rightly_dividing

Met an awesome woman not too long ago, about a year or so after a breakup with a fiancé.

The new one has a CCW, loves to hunt and fish, can cook almost as good as me, and spoils me rotten.

I am in love.


15 posted on 02/14/2014 5:56:29 AM PST by waterhill (I Shall Remain, in spite of __________.)
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To: jenbean
It is my wife (Jenbean) and I's wedding anniversary!

Love you babe!

16 posted on 02/14/2014 5:58:40 AM PST by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!!)
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To: DCBryan1

Happy Anniversary!


17 posted on 02/14/2014 6:03:01 AM PST by defconw (Well now what?)
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To: rightly_dividing

Anyone who puts up with me for 25 years deserves a medal.

How’s that for romance?


18 posted on 02/14/2014 6:52:04 AM PST by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
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To: rightly_dividing; All
Sorry guys, you all missed out on the world's finest woman.

She's married to me......

:-)

19 posted on 02/14/2014 6:55:24 AM PST by Lakeshark (Mr Reid, tear down this law!)
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To: rightly_dividing

Happy Valentine’s Day to all you Freeper Sweethearts!

You make my heart happy!

Love you all, even humblegunner, today.


20 posted on 02/14/2014 7:03:47 AM PST by Chickensoup (leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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To: rightly_dividing

I met my husband in 1994. At the time, I was very casually dating two guys (yes, they knew about each other). Neither relationship was going anywhere, and I was frankly tired of the dating scene. I had decided it was time to take some time out, because I clearly was never going to meet the right man.

A busybody friend thought that was the wrong thing to do and encouraged me to go out on another date-—a BLIND one. I did it to shut her up, but my heart wasn’t in it. That is, until I met the guy. We met at a restaurant, and I saw this six-foot-two handsome thing unfold himself from his car. He says he watched me get out of my vehicle and said out loud, “ALL RIGHT!”

So we went in together, and it was like no other first date I’d ever had. It was as though we had known each other forever....we were completely at ease, with none of those first-date uncomfortable silences while you think of something to say. I remember we had both watched Stephen King’s “The Stand” the week before and loved it, LOL.

So that was the beginning. We got married two years later, and I love him more every day. He’s my soulmate and my blessing from God.

The weird thing is, he says he saw me from afar several years before that and wanted to get to know me, but he was living in North Carolina then, and was back in Virginia for only a short visit.


21 posted on 02/14/2014 7:14:17 AM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: Chickensoup; All; humblegunner
"Happy Valentine’s Day to all you Freeper Sweethearts!

You make my heart happy!

Love you all, even humblegunner, today."

Bump that. FR has the best people on earth. I like Humblegunner, too...he makes me laugh.

22 posted on 02/14/2014 7:18:39 AM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: rightly_dividing

LOLZ!
23 posted on 02/14/2014 7:19:40 AM PST by RandallFlagg ("I said I never had much use for one. Never said I didn't know how to use it." --Quigley)
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To: rightly_dividing

24 posted on 02/14/2014 7:23:21 AM PST by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: rightly_dividing

Our story is more mundane than romantic in today’s world but very real, nonetheless.

I met my wife while watering the grass in front of the house I lived in. She was out on a walk and just stopped to say hi. We were both in the Air Force, stationed at Holloman AFB near Alamogordo, NM in the mid 70’s, assigned to the hospital but didn’t know each other until that fateful day. We went out for a Dairy Queen ice cream that evening and have been together ever since. Married 6 months later and have now been married going on 40 years now. Three adult children and two grandkids.

We are both retired now and live in rural north central Florida and raise beef cattle. Nothing special planned today. I am trying to finish up building her a greenhouse for her many plants. Best Valentine’s Day gift she’s ever received she said this morning. She will be doing garden and farm chores around the place, as she usually does. I may try to talk her into going to the big city for dinner tonight but she will more than likely prefer to stay at home and heat up some leftovers. No cards, no gifts, just the best love and companionship two people could ever have.

She is the love of my life, my best friend and hardest working lady I have ever met. Wouldn’t ever think about trading her in on a newer model because the original is the best there ever was. I consider myself the luckiest guy alive to have married this gem of a woman. Happy Valentine’s Day.


25 posted on 02/14/2014 7:30:30 AM PST by HotHunt
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To: defconw

Woot thanks!


26 posted on 02/14/2014 8:24:41 AM PST by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!!)
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To: rightly_dividing

Thanks for this thread - your wife is a lovely lady.


27 posted on 02/14/2014 9:29:30 AM PST by Marcella ((Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.))
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To: Marcella

Thank you Marcella, I certainly believe that and I hear it from lots of people. I am truly blessed.

You, also, are a wonderful lady and we are glad to know you. Happy Valentine day.


28 posted on 02/14/2014 10:14:32 AM PST by rightly_dividing (Anyone can make a quote on the internet and attribute it to a famous person.--Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Chickensoup; CatherineofAragon

I’m just a harmless lovable little fuzzball.


29 posted on 02/14/2014 10:52:44 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner

Clearly, LOL


30 posted on 02/14/2014 11:22:55 AM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: rightly_dividing

I thought that was beautiful and shared with a lot of family and friends today. Thank you!


31 posted on 02/14/2014 11:41:18 AM PST by Seattle Conservative (God Bless and protect our troops)
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To: humblegunner

smiling!

Hearts for you!


32 posted on 02/14/2014 12:44:01 PM PST by Chickensoup (leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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To: HotHunt

This darn monitor - - it got all blurry when I read your post.

Sounds like you were fortunate to have the blessings to meet and bring a wonderful woman into your life; and, she is a lucky lady to have a good man like you in hers!

Happy Valentine’s Day and all life’s blessing to both of you and all my fellow FReepers!


33 posted on 02/14/2014 3:43:02 PM PST by Seattle Conservative (God Bless and protect our troops)
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To: rightly_dividing

Thank you for sharing that! I’ve shared it with a lot of friends and family members today - - perfect day for doing so!


34 posted on 02/14/2014 3:45:19 PM PST by Seattle Conservative (God Bless and protect our troops)
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To: Seattle Conservative

You’re welcome.

Strange as it may seem, I saw that on a woodworking site a few months ago. It was engraved in a wood project or something. I knew it would be good for today’s thread. Like I said in the post “Mushy is okay today guys” :)


35 posted on 02/14/2014 3:50:50 PM PST by rightly_dividing (Anyone can make a quote on the internet and attribute it to a famous person.--Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Focault's Pendulum

I agree.


36 posted on 02/15/2014 9:14:47 PM PST by Coleus
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