Skip to comments.An Anniversary Tribute.........in Honor of the 28th Wedding Anniversary of George and Laura Bush.
Posted on 11/05/2005 2:01:00 PM PST by ohioWfan
Today you are celebrating your 28th wedding Anniversary................not in the White House, at the ranch, or even in this country. But we are celebrating this joyous and remarkable occasion with you here, and thanking God for your lives and what they have meant to us. You are being supported in deep and fervent prayer by millions of prayer warriors who have been lifting you up daily since before you took up residence in "The People's House" nearly 5 years ago. This is the fifth anniversary that you have celebrated since you became President and First Lady, and they have been years filled with great tumult and pain, but also great joy and love.
How we have benefited as a nation from having you two in the White House! Many may have forgotten what a joyful day it was in January of 2001 when you moved in and 'cleaned up the place,' ..............but we have not. We have not forgotten the honor and dignity that you brought back to a residence that had been degraded and dirtied, and we are still thankful for that day, and all the days since. Most of us didn't know you very well then, but in the five years since, we have seen what's inside you both........... your character, your strength, your integrity, your humor, and your deep and abiding love for each other.
Your story is a love story that has been, and remains a positive example to us all.......... whether we are married, single, young or old. It is not a story carefree and filled with ease, but rather one tested by fiery trials, and we have asked "How long, O Lord?". And yet, through those trials, we have seen you both shine throughout the difficulties, and many times have asked, "How do they do it?" But those of us who have been watching you closely now know well what the answer to that question is.
You have endured.........with an abiding joy and peace........all the trials that have been thrown at you, because of your shared faith in God, the prayers of His people for you, the love and support of your family, and the love you have each for the other, with the strength that it gives you both. Laura, many years ago, you told us that you and George were each other's refuge and support, but we didn't know then what the future held, and how important that quality in your marriage would be The years since have seen a horrific attack on America, which revealed in you the deep courage you each possess, a time of war and testing that has revealed your steadfastness, and the ceaseless attacks of a political enemy that cares neither for truth nor decency, and is continuing its assault on a daily basis with ever darkening overtones. And yet, through it all, you have remained vibrant and at peace, and in that we have seen answered prayer.
We have watched you work together in love for others. Over and over again, we continue to observe both the steadfastness and the playfulness of your relationship............both elements of which are necessary for the kind of marriage that withstands the pressures and tests that come along in a lifetime.
How we wish for you continued joy and ever growing passion! How we celebrate that the man whom God has chosen to lead America at this hour of great challenge is also an example of a Christ-like husband in a God-centered marriage, and that his wife reveals the qualities of the Proverbs wife, whose husband has complete confidence in and greatly values. How we respect you for being a part of a truly 'covenant marriage'..........a union that honors your binding agreement, sealed by the One who placed you together. We know that no outward circumstances can tear you apart............that the two of you exemplify the wedding ceremony illustration of two pieces of flypaper that, once bonded, cannot be taken apart unless they, themselves be torn.
We pray for you. We love you.......... and we wish you the happiest and the most romantic of all anniversaries! (And we anxiously await finding out if you received diamonds from your faithful husband, Laura!) May your love continue to grow, as you care more for the other than you do for yourselves, and as you continue to commit your lives to God in obedience and sacrifice to serve America.
May you continue to be the love of each other's lives, the satisfaction of each other's every need and desire, the joy and passion of each other's days and nights, the recipients of each other's tender kisses and touch, and the completion of each other's very being!
PLEASE add any photos you would like, and your own words of Congratulations to the First Couple!
Anniversary Tribute PING!!!!
What beautiful sentiment, ohioWfan! Thank you for such a warm = and romantic - post.
(The 'romantic' and 'warm' come easily with these two. :)
Yay! Thanks, I've been looking forward to this.
Happy Anniversary Laura and George...may you celebrate many more!
any idea how they are celebrating?
Happy Anniversay to you President and Mrs. Bush.
Excellent, ohio! Thanks for doing this. What a couple!
Hope you like it. :)
Thanks for the lovely ping :)
Many, MANY more! Thanks, noexcuses!
Thanks for pinging 'the gang,' Molly!
I haven't heard anything...........but I'm sure we'll find out soon.
Thanks for adding your anniversary greeting, freekitty!
You're welcome, lovely Guenevere. :)
You did a beautiful job!