Country Living Series

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The best-kept secret in the world

This was my WND column for the weekend entitled The Best Kept Secret in the World.


Usually I'll post my WND columns over the weekend, but once you read it you'll understand why I waited until today to post this one.

18 comments:

  1. Happy 25th anniversary! Both your and your husband's posts brought tears to my eyes. Dh and I are celebrating our 26th anniversary tomorrow, and so much of what you've written is true for us, as well. Wishing you many more happy years together!

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    1. Happy Silver Anniversary, Wendy and Dh.

      May your day be blessed and your future be filled with joy.

      A. McSp

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  2. Pre-read post:

    I took one look and thought "holy krikey! They really CAN keep a secret! Older Daughter has married!"

    But when I looked closer and saw the groom's face, I knew it was Don.

    Then my eyes got a little leaky and I had to retreat to the comment section.

    Now I shall go read the post, and I'm sure, knowing me, I'll have a post-read comment or three when I've finished.

    In any case, congratulations on your Silver Anniversary, you two.

    A. McSp

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  3. OK....

    I'm back, having read both your and Don's posts.

    All I can say is honey, you scored. I think you should keep him.

    And I'm pretty sure he's not letting you go any time soon.

    Thank you both for sharing this special day and life milestone with us.

    Y'all are an inspiration, both individually and as a couple.

    A. McSp

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  4. What a beautiful wedding picture, and a true 'happily ever after' story!! Thanks for sharing your in-your-face opinions on everything. Since I am 20 yrs older than you and Don, I appreciate the 'younger' gen of parents having a Biblical, conservative view of things, and the cajones to share those views!! Bless you and your family!! BTW I thought the pic was of your older daughter and the secret being that she got married over the weekend!!

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  5. Congrats on your 25th. Your article is wonderful. If I may comment that my late wife and were married nearly 44 years. We both took those vows very seriously, not just words muttered to keep the preacher happy. We had our ups and downs, trials and tribulations like any good marriage. God bless you and Don and your children.

    Carl In the UP.

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  6. I looked at that photo and was trying to figure out how an actor
    from General Hospital, Kin Shriner, got his photo on your web site. I thought, "This is Scotty, from General Hospital!" Then I read Don's post and thought they must be cousins. Had a good laugh. Look
    for your self, I think it must have been 20 years ago by now.

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  7. Did the years go buy in a heartbeat?

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  8. Congratulations, may you two have more than 25 more years to come. I look forward to the woman God has for me, whenever He chooses to bring us together.

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  9. There's just no better gift to each other than the lovely essays you each wrote to the other. True love has to be shouted to the world. It can't be held back.

    A humble life lived hand in hand.

    Thanks for a shot of the good stuff today.

    Just Me.

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  10. (I knew right away it was Mrs. Lewis in the first picture on the other post, because I knew right away it was Mr. Lewis. I couldn't wait to read all about it. What a treat!)

    Just Me

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  11. Congrats - I think you are correct about that shrink and his goofy ideas. My grandparents stayed married till death parted them 63 and 61 years, my parents and inlaws did as well 54 years for both parents. Hubby and I have been on this road for 35 years in Sept. and we just never thought about giving up on it, maybe pigheadedness is a good thing!

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  12. Congratulations on your 25th anniversary! My wife and I will celebrate our 31st in a few weeks. Our two daughters have also been a blessing. Knowing that the Lord loves you and has given you many blessings from your marriage makes all the problems that come your way seem irrelevant to the joy you feel. I can tell Patrice that you have this joy, and it inspires me and others to keep trying in these crazy and cynical times.
    Greg in Kansas

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  13. Just in case anyone missed my comment on the other post, it bears repeating:

    Mrs. Lewis makes a beautiful bride and the two of them make a glorious couple! Look at the stars in their eyes!

    Just Me

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  14. Great post and so true! Our 44th anniversary is next month. Our kids need to see long marriages where people love and like each other. We are blessed as are you!

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  15. Congratulations! I needed kleenex to just get past the wedding photo.
    Now I regret my decision to not read my blogs every day, as I missed this one and am late on my congrats.
    Many blessings to you both for the next 25 years.
    sidetracksusie

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  16. I hope this isn't a repost...lost my first comment.

    Congratulations to you, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis for sharing your life and love with each other and your stories with us, your audience. You are just what the world needs right now.
    Blessings to you both as you look forward to the next 25 years.
    sidetracksusie

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