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Over the last twenty years, I’ve learned a great deal.

I learned that even though I didn’t think I could love him any more than I did on that day we said our vows, my love just grows deeper and stronger with each year.

I learned that prayer and a good sense of humor might just be the secret to a happy marriage.

I learned that even as hard as I might have tried, I’ve not found anything that Bart can’t fix, can’t make, or can’t figure out.

I learned I don’t know everything and I’m not always right. Who knew?

I learned having a partner you can lean on, laugh with, and have an ugly cry around is pretty much an essential.

I learned to get to the point when we talk. Well, in all honesty, I’m still working on that one.

I learned that being each other’s biggest cheerleader in life sure does make the game a whole lot more fun.

I learned that the verse we chose to be read during our wedding is just as perfect today as it was that day twenty years ago.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

Happy Anniversary, honey. Here’s to another 50 or more!



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Robyn Stone

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  1. Dear Robyn, what a beautiful tribute to your husband. Congratulations on twenty years, what a milestone. You’re a beautiful couple, inside and out. We can identify with every single thing you learned on the journey. We also had those verses in our wedding ceremony….celebrated #23 last June. Grateful. Blessings to you and Bart on this very special day. xo

    1. Congratulations on 23, Allie! I absolutely adore that verse and have it framed and hanging by my bedside. I wish you and your husband many more blessed years together! xo

  2. Congratulations Robyn and Bart on 20 years!! Your thoughts on marriage are so very true. We wish you many more years of happiness! Love all of your posts but this one is very special!

  3. I am so happy for your 20 yrs marriage! Maybe you’ll make a new ‘recipe book’ on secret ingredients for a happy marriage!? 🙂
    God Bless you both always!!

  4. Congratulations on your first 20 years together! That’s quite an accomplishment. My husband and I celebrate 45 years November 7th. We are all blessed!
    BTY, I love your site!

    1. Oh my goodness, Diane! Congratulations on your 45 years in November! That is such a joyous occasion to celebrate! And you are so right, we are definitely blessed!

  5. Dear Robyn nothing has made happier than knowing that you love the lord!if there be a gift u have offered me as a person who enjoys your recipes is hope to reconcile my marriage. Love you and Bart keep ,keeping more than recipe you have given me reason to believe in marriage again just reading this.

  6. Thank you for posting this! It’s really refreshing! Love reading about you’ve learned over the last 20 years of marriage — I’ll have to add that my collection of “recipes” for ways to love my husband 😉
    Here I thought “the way to a man’s heart was through his stomach,” lol. (Although, there IS alot of truth to that old adage, isn’t there? We’re big fans of your recipes.)

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