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Saturday, September 10th open thread: ‘Thank You’

September 10, 2016

 What you say? Why is this week’s open thread coming on Saturday instead of Sunday? As you have probably figured out by now I am dispensing with the normal formalities of the open thread because last night was my 27th wedding anniversary.

  As is our custom we are headed to Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and the Gaslight, for our anniversary getaway. To say that this  year has added meaning to me would be an understatement.

 Regular readers of America’s Watchtower may recall what I was going through one year ago. It was the darkest period of my life and I was facing a personal crisis which eventually led me back to Jesus Christ.

    Since I met Lauri way back when she has been my best friend and my soulmate. She has always been my rock but never so much as she was last year when I needed her the most. She was so strong when I was weak.

  This year paints such a different picture, I am in a much better place and I am happier than I have ever been. I am at peace and I am so grateful to God for this second chance, but it all started with Lauri. I have to admit that when we go to the Gaslight tonight I am probably going to be filled with emotion, as I was last year, but for a much different reason…

  When I was a teenager I was a huge Led Zeppelin fan and I remember writing the words to the song I am about to share with you in a card for Lauri. I also remember requesting this song at a high school dance back in the day.

   I think these lyrics are more relevant to me today than they were back then and I thank you Lauri for helping me to get back on the right path. I can never fully express in words how much you mean to me, I would not be who I am today without you. I love you more than words can say and this song is for you my love.

“My love is strong, with you there is no wrong,
together we shall go until we die. My, my, my.
An inspiration is what you are to me, inspiration, look… see.

And so today, my world it smiles, your hand in mine, we walk the miles,
Thanks to you it will be done, for you to me are the only one.
Happiness, no more be sad, happiness….I’m glad.”

Here is Robert Plant singing an acoustic version of  “Thank You” from 1993:

frui diem

23 Comments leave one →
  1. September 10, 2016 3:12 pm

    Congratulations. Many more Happy & Healthy ones.

    Liked by 1 person

    • September 11, 2016 4:52 pm

      Thank you very much!

      Liked by 1 person

      • September 11, 2016 4:53 pm

        You’re welcome.

        Liked by 1 person

  2. September 10, 2016 3:12 pm

    Congratulations! Twenty-seven years deserves celebration, indeed. Blogging pales in comparison …

    Liked by 2 people

    • September 11, 2016 4:53 pm

      I agree and thank you!


  3. September 10, 2016 3:14 pm

    Happy Anniversary to you and the lucky lady. God bless you both and enjoy the Gaslight.

    Liked by 2 people

    • September 11, 2016 4:53 pm

      Thank you nut I am the luck one! We had a great time last night–too good in fact!


  4. September 10, 2016 3:58 pm

    👍Congrats Steve. Keep that home fires burning! Thanks for sharing w/ us. God’s continued Best!

    Liked by 1 person

    • September 11, 2016 4:54 pm

      Thank you so much!

      Liked by 1 person

  5. September 10, 2016 10:52 pm

    Best wishes. I can’t believe its been a year. Have a wonderful time.

    Liked by 2 people

    • September 11, 2016 4:55 pm

      Thank you. My surgery wasn’t until the end of October but it was at our anniversary last year when I finally told Lauri I needed to talk to her pastor.

      Liked by 1 person

  6. September 11, 2016 2:08 pm

    Does not seem that long ago you were going thru that….guess time flies when you are just busy living “LIFE”. Enjoy your time on this 27th Anniversary, you have a special bond and hope you have many more years together.

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    • September 11, 2016 4:57 pm

      Thank you Lou. I hadn’t told anyone on the blog at this point last year, that came a few weeks later, but it was one year ago I admitted to Lauri I needed to talk to her pastor and that was the beginning of my placing my fate in God’s hands.


  7. lou222 permalink
    September 11, 2016 5:09 pm

    Has anyone else been on a website called VDare? I saw it on something else I was reading and it looks promising, but have just started looking at it.

    Liked by 1 person

    • September 11, 2016 8:04 pm

      I haven’t heard of it before Lou.


  8. September 11, 2016 5:34 pm

    To much turning makes one dizzy.

    ‘The subject of 9/11 is officially off limits in the public square, despite being the excuse for illegal wars without end and the implementation of draconican police state legislation and executive orders. Americans are without a doubt the most complacent, intellectually dishonest people on the face of the earth. We have a Gov. for the demise of the people – immoral, corrupt, unjust, perverted and unethical. A turning from the healthy qualities to those of deficiency, by the usurping globalist elite.’

    9/11 Foreshadowed – Beavis and Butt-head Magazine

    This is just getting too strange. From Zero Hedge:

    Mysterious piece of metal flings out of Hillary’s pant leg

    Looks like she’s short circuiting?

    Liked by 1 person

    • September 11, 2016 8:07 pm

      This was pretty disturbing today. I think even liberals at this point have to be wondering what is going on with Hillary today.

      Liked by 1 person

      • September 11, 2016 8:20 pm

        Some maybe, but most of the indoctroneez just consider, ‘Oh poor hillary, she’s running herself ragged, she’s exhausted!’. The media saying she has pneumonia, other’s using her ‘allergy’ story. She couldn’t even stand up. Fact is Steve even if she were dead, the diehards would still vote for her and see her as the best candidate! … humm 🤔
        Hope you and Lauri had a GREAT weekend!!

        Liked by 1 person

      • September 12, 2016 7:50 am

        Very true, the media will play this off as if it is a good thing because she is working so hard to become President for us.
        We had a great weekend, thank you.


  9. September 12, 2016 2:06 am

    Liked by 1 person

    • September 12, 2016 7:51 am

      Hi SDL, the video is blocked here but it looks very interesting.


      • September 12, 2016 9:42 am

        The “message” is in the video and the video in the music , so I try again.. you can delete all if you want..

        Liked by 1 person

      • September 12, 2016 3:31 pm

        That one worked SDL. Thanks for sharing it, I really enjoyed that one!

        Liked by 1 person

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