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An Anniversary Tribute.........in Honor of the 28th Wedding Anniversary of George and Laura Bush.
Whitehouse.gov, Yahoo.com | 11.5.04 | ohioWfan

Posted on 11/05/2005 2:01:00 PM PST by ohioWfan



Dear President and Mrs. Bush,


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.

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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.



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The past year has not all been difficult. We watched with delight as you danced in each other's arms at the Inaugural Balls, and gazed adoringly into the other's eyes, and celebrated that those dances meant four more years of watching you grow in beauty and Godliness. We laughed as the leftist press found fault with the President's affectionate 'bottom pat' of his beloved wife in church........ as though it were somehow scandalous..........knowing that it only revealed in you such a love-filled life that it bubbles over any time, and wherever you may be. (What better way could there be to 'pass the peace' to one so much adored?) We got a deeper insight into Laura's 'wicked sense of humor' (Jenna's words), by the way you teased the President in a delightful comedic display at the press dinner.

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.

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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!



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HAPPY 28th ANNIVERSARY, PRESIDENT and MRS. BUSH!!!
You are LOVED!!!



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Please add your CONGRATULATIONS to our First Couple on the occasion of their 28th Wedding Anniversary today!!
1 posted on 11/05/2005 2:01:02 PM PST by ohioWfan
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To: 1Peter2:16; 2Jedismom; 2Trievers; 4mycountry; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; A_perfect_lady; ...
ANNIVERSARY TRIBUTE PING!!!!!!!

PLEASE add any photos you would like, and your own words of Congratulations to the First Couple!

2 posted on 11/05/2005 2:03:01 PM PST by ohioWfan (Take comfort, Friend George, God is with thee!)
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To: Krodg; Zechariah11; LuvyaDubya; Paul_B; Howlin; alpha-8-25-02; BlessedAmerican; new cruelty; ...

Anniversary Tribute PING!!!!


3 posted on 11/05/2005 2:03:42 PM PST by ohioWfan (Take comfort, Friend George, God is with thee!)
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To: ohioWfan

What beautiful sentiment, ohioWfan! Thank you for such a warm = and romantic - post.


4 posted on 11/05/2005 2:06:00 PM PST by peacebaby ("Don't be so humble - you are not that great." Golda Meir)
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To: peacebaby
It was a privilege to do it, peacebaby.

(The 'romantic' and 'warm' come easily with these two. :)

5 posted on 11/05/2005 2:08:05 PM PST by ohioWfan (Take comfort, Friend George, God is with thee!)
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To: ohioWfan

Yay! Thanks, I've been looking forward to this.


6 posted on 11/05/2005 2:08:38 PM PST by ilovew (God bless our troops, their mission, and our Commander in Chief.)
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To: ohioWfan
GREAT JOB!!

Happy Anniversary Laura and George...may you celebrate many more!

7 posted on 11/05/2005 2:11:44 PM PST by noexcuses
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To: ohioWfan

any idea how they are celebrating?


8 posted on 11/05/2005 2:13:15 PM PST by peacebaby ("Don't be so humble - you are not that great." Golda Meir)
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To: ohioWfan

Happy Anniversay to you President and Mrs. Bush.


9 posted on 11/05/2005 2:15:46 PM PST by freekitty
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To: All
Some favorite photos that will be missed if not posted......


10 posted on 11/05/2005 2:16:01 PM PST by ohioWfan (Take comfort, Friend George, God is with thee!)
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To: ohioWfan; A Citizen Reporter; ABG(anybody but Gore); AFPhys; alwaysconservative; Angelwood; ...

Excellent, ohio! Thanks for doing this. What a couple!


11 posted on 11/05/2005 2:16:25 PM PST by Molly Pitcher (We are Americans...the sons and daughters of liberty...*.from FReeper the Real fifi*))
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To: ilovew

Hope you like it. :)


12 posted on 11/05/2005 2:16:27 PM PST by ohioWfan (Take comfort, Friend George, God is with thee!)
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To: ohioWfan

Thanks for the lovely ping :)


13 posted on 11/05/2005 2:17:12 PM PST by Guenevere
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To: noexcuses

Many, MANY more! Thanks, noexcuses!


14 posted on 11/05/2005 2:17:13 PM PST by ohioWfan (Take comfort, Friend George, God is with thee!)
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To: Molly Pitcher

Thanks for pinging 'the gang,' Molly!


15 posted on 11/05/2005 2:17:49 PM PST by ohioWfan (Take comfort, Friend George, God is with thee!)
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To: peacebaby

I haven't heard anything...........but I'm sure we'll find out soon.


16 posted on 11/05/2005 2:18:35 PM PST by ohioWfan (Take comfort, Friend George, God is with thee!)
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To: freekitty

Thanks for adding your anniversary greeting, freekitty!


17 posted on 11/05/2005 2:19:13 PM PST by ohioWfan (Take comfort, Friend George, God is with thee!)
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To: ohioWfan
God Bless you both on your Anniversary!



18 posted on 11/05/2005 2:19:31 PM PST by tiredoflaundry (Holy Toledo! It's Alito!)
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To: Guenevere

You're welcome, lovely Guenevere. :)


19 posted on 11/05/2005 2:19:40 PM PST by ohioWfan (Take comfort, Friend George, God is with thee!)
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To: ohioWfan

You did a beautiful job!


20 posted on 11/05/2005 2:20:09 PM PST by tiredoflaundry (Holy Toledo! It's Alito!)
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To: ohioWfan
Ohio you have surpassed yourself this IMHO is one of your best God Bless the First couple; Happy Anniversary George and Laura Bush


21 posted on 11/05/2005 2:20:10 PM PST by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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To: ohioWfan
What a lovely, thoughtful thing to do.

Wishing the Bush family all the best.

22 posted on 11/05/2005 2:20:15 PM PST by OldFriend (The Dems enABLEd DANGER and 3,000 Americans died.)
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To: ohioWfan

What a great tribute. I am happy to add my congratulations to the first couple.


24 posted on 11/05/2005 2:21:28 PM PST by nana4bush
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To: ohioWfan

thank you for honoring such a special couple. Their example and their love just make us all so very proud. All your hard work is MUCH appreciated ohio - bookmarked!!!!


25 posted on 11/05/2005 2:21:53 PM PST by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your s God is!)
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To: tiredoflaundry
Thank you! Perhaps the incessant attacks on these fine people inspired me even more.

God bless them both!

26 posted on 11/05/2005 2:21:56 PM PST by ohioWfan (Take comfort, Friend George, God is with thee!)
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The woman he fell in love with:

One of my all-time favorite photos of these two. May they live long, health-filled lives.


27 posted on 11/05/2005 2:23:25 PM PST by GretchenM (Hooked on porn and hating it? Visit http://www.theophostic.com .)
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Ping a ling a ding dong! ;-)
28 posted on 11/05/2005 2:23:29 PM PST by tiredoflaundry (Holy Toledo! It's Alito!)
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To: snugs

Thank you, snugs! God bless them, indeed!


29 posted on 11/05/2005 2:23:49 PM PST by ohioWfan (Take comfort, Friend George, God is with thee!)
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To: peacebaby
any idea how they are celebrating?

Belatedly, due to his schedule.

30 posted on 11/05/2005 2:24:44 PM PST by GretchenM (Hooked on porn and hating it? Visit http://www.theophostic.com .)
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To: OldFriend
Thanks, OldFriend!

After the attacks of recent weeks, they need to know how much support they really have.

31 posted on 11/05/2005 2:25:02 PM PST by ohioWfan (Take comfort, Friend George, God is with thee!)
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To: ohioWfan
Wow, this really put a smile on my face. I love their pictures. They always seem so happy with and loving to each other. Thanks, oWf!

TC

32 posted on 11/05/2005 2:25:03 PM PST by I_be_tc
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To: Made in USA

One of the best photos EVER, Made. THANKS!


33 posted on 11/05/2005 2:25:37 PM PST by ohioWfan (Take comfort, Friend George, God is with thee!)
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To: tiredoflaundry

Thanks for the ping a ling!!!


34 posted on 11/05/2005 2:26:07 PM PST by Txsleuth (I am the real TXSLEUTH...please freepmail me if you doubt it.)
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To: nana4bush

Thank you, nana. They make it easy. :)


35 posted on 11/05/2005 2:26:12 PM PST by ohioWfan (Take comfort, Friend George, God is with thee!)
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To: Txsleuth

;-)


36 posted on 11/05/2005 2:26:51 PM PST by tiredoflaundry (Holy Toledo! It's Alito!)
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To: DollyCali
Oh..........maybe I should bookmark it myself, Dolly. :)

(Thanks!)

37 posted on 11/05/2005 2:26:55 PM PST by ohioWfan (Take comfort, Friend George, God is with thee!)
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To: GretchenM

I love this picture, because I think that is the most beautiful inauguration suit, EVER!!!

Congratulations, President and Mrs. Bush!!! I pray that you have many, many more wonderful anniversaries!!!


38 posted on 11/05/2005 2:27:55 PM PST by Txsleuth (I am the real TXSLEUTH...please freepmail me if you doubt it.)
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To: GretchenM
Oh, I love that last pic, Gretchen. (I don't think I have it!)

So, the President is tied up with business today? Bummer!

39 posted on 11/05/2005 2:28:07 PM PST by ohioWfan (Take comfort, Friend George, God is with thee!)
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To: ohioWfan

OWF, you sure did a wonderful job puting this together, Thank You


40 posted on 11/05/2005 2:28:35 PM PST by MJY1288 (Whenever a Liberal is Speaking on the Senate Floor, Al-Jazeera Breaks in and Covers it LIVE)
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To: I_be_tc
Wow, this really put a smile on my face.

Then it did what it was supposed to do, tc. Thanks!

41 posted on 11/05/2005 2:28:54 PM PST by ohioWfan (Take comfort, Friend George, God is with thee!)
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To: ohioWfan

Happy Anniversary to a wonderful and inspiring couple. Thanks Ohio for a marvelous tribute...

PS I have sent you a private post.


42 posted on 11/05/2005 2:28:57 PM PST by ShayTex
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Happy Anniversary!

What a joy to have a true married couple at the White House representing us.

I'm sure Laura's had to throw a skillet or two and W has had to sleep on the couch many a day...

As I could probably guarantee you have to hold her back from telling a few folks what their mommas look like when they do you wrong.

You've weathered so many trials and still do today.

I thank God and pray for you daily, you are a great example for all of us.


43 posted on 11/05/2005 2:29:11 PM PST by AliVeritas (Weldon Ops, Earle Fatwa Team, Pork Jihadi, MOOSEMUSS, Stick Brigade, Go Steele)
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To: MJY1288

Thank you, Mike! A labor of love.........


44 posted on 11/05/2005 2:29:38 PM PST by ohioWfan (Take comfort, Friend George, God is with thee!)
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To: ohioWfan

Just beautiful, OWF .. truly a labor of love, in all ways. Thank you for this Wonderful Dose ... HAPPY ANNIVERSARY AND MANY MORE .. IN PEACE AND LOVE.. to President and Laura Bush. You are the epitome of married love.


45 posted on 11/05/2005 2:30:06 PM PST by STARWISE (The liberals and terrorists belong to the same club: THE HATE AND DESTROY AMERICA CLUB.)
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To: ohioWfan
Wow! Wonderful thread OWF! Thanks sooo much.

Happy Anniversary Mr. President and Laura.


46 posted on 11/05/2005 2:30:25 PM PST by Victoria Delsoul
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To: ohioWfan
Thanks for this beautiful tribute to a very special couple.

We are indeed blessed to have them as our President & First Lady!


47 posted on 11/05/2005 2:30:28 PM PST by JulieRNR21 (I BELIEVE CONGRESSMAN WELDON !!!)
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To: ohioWfan

I'll be back in a while and check in, Thanks again


48 posted on 11/05/2005 2:30:35 PM PST by MJY1288 (Whenever a Liberal is Speaking on the Senate Floor, Al-Jazeera Breaks in and Covers it LIVE)
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To: ohioWfan

Ok, I have criticized this man about some policies but he appears a wonderful husband with a wonderful wife. I am in envy. An inspiration to us all.

Congratulations on 28 years!


49 posted on 11/05/2005 2:32:36 PM PST by ozarkgirl
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To: ShayTex

Got it and responded, ShayTex. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!


50 posted on 11/05/2005 2:32:38 PM PST by ohioWfan (Take comfort, Friend George, God is with thee!)
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