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Jul 11, 2023Liked by Tommy Tomlinson

Perfectly said, as always!

Thank you for always being one of my favorite writers.

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Jul 11, 2023Liked by Tommy Tomlinson

This is pure beauty and joy. Lori and I are in year 33 and there’s still magic in her giggles and smiles. Not to mention the brushing of her hand on my back ...

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Thank you so much, Ann!

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Happy anniversary! I love the toothbrush image literally and metaphorically!

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Sometimes the metaphors just happen right in front of you :)

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A lovely tribute to a wonderful marriage!

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Thank you so much, Sunny!

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We're at 23 years. Our "tells" are different, the reaction is the same (re: Well, except maybe when Alix winks at me across the breakfast table. Or when she walks by and her hand brushes across my back.)

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Right on our heels! And yeah, every couple has different tells. It's kind of amazing, actually, when you see another couple's tell in action ...

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There is nothing I like better than bragging on our (soon-to-be) 27 years of wedded bliss (well, mostly). Doing anything well for a quarter of a century or longer takes a certain level of determination and a whole lot of mutual support. We started late at 41 (me) and 39, but our sights are firmly set on that golden anniversary and beyond. May you and Alix continue to grow and prosper together!

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Thanks, Stuart, and great to meet you last night! We appreciated you coming over.

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I'm a great believer in serendipity, and seeing y'all there right after reading your "silver" piece was just kinda cool. A side note regarding that "other" Stuart...he worked for WRAL in Raleigh in the late 80's while I was a videographer for WPTF across town. I got several calls meant for him that allowed us to scoop the mighty 5 on some not-really-important stories and gave our struggling little newsroom something to smile about. Good times!

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I love YOU and YOU and YOU together. And I'm swept up in your descriptions about how one navigates a life together. I've been single most of my life, though my love for my daughter is one powerful force, tugging at my heart ini ways I never knew my heart could be tugged. Happy 25th, and I also love how you'll be celebrating by taking in a few minor league ballgames. What could be better?

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Melissa! Thank you so much. And you're right, what's better than a baseball game?

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excellent

one's choice of life partner is THE most important decision one can make.

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Absolutely.

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Happy anniversary! What a beautiful tribute! Thank you!

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Thank you so much, Ellen!

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This is so beautiful. May you have many, many more years together!

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Your lips, God's ears :) Thank you!

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Happy Anniversary! 💕

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Thank you, Kay! Always good to hear from you.

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Congratulations and Happy Anniversary!

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Thank you so much, Bob!

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This was beautiful Tommy! Happy Anniversary!

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Thank you, Martha! Alix has been sharing with me some of the ideas you've had for the new pastor and his family. Thank you so much for giving them an easier landing here.

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This is so wonderful!! I love every part of it. Happy anniversary!!

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Nan! Thank you so much!

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Every sentence is a perfect description of marriage. Happy Anniversary to you both.

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I appreciate that, Debbie! Thanks for the kind words...

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What a gift you are to each other! Thank you for sharing this. Happy anniversary!

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Thank you so much, Gale!

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heartwarming post!

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Thank you! My heart is definitely warm after reading all these notes :)

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