An excellent wife who can find?
She is far more precious than jewels.
The heart of her husband trusts in her,
and he will have no lack of gain.
She does him good, and not harm,
all the days of her life. Proverbs 31:10-12

We’re linking up with the craziness that’s called Five Minute Friday  this week where the word is Share

Time starts now:

They buried Nancy Reagan yesterday.

I don’t care what your political affiliation was, I think you’ll agree she was an exemplary example of an excellent wife.  She knew her job was to make President Reagan look good.  She didn’t have her own agenda, she didn’t need to share the limelight.

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She didn’t need to convince Mr. Reagan to implement this program, or befriend that world leader.  She knew her responsibility; what many called, “fierce devotion.”

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Truth be told, she got a lot of ridicule because of her desire to serve her husband. She got criticized for wearing designer clothes and for raising money for new china for the White House when the economy was “poor” The media had a field day with her many times over.

But she was a beautiful woman, admired and revered by many.  She stood by her husband when he was criticized and when he was lauded.  She stood by him until Alzheimer’s overtook his body and his brain and he left this world.

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I’ve gathered some quotes from around the web to give you a snippet of the adoration and love they had for each other

“There would be no Ronald Reagan Presidential Library without a President Ronald Reagan, and there likely wouldn’t have been a President Ronald Reagan without a Nancy Reagan,”  Ron Reagan

“When they were together, he hid love notes around the house for her to find,” said another Reagan former chief of staff, James Baker. “She reciprocated by secreting little notes in jellybeans in his suitcase.

“Ronald and Nancy Reagan were defined by their love for each other,” Baker continued. “They were as close to being one person as it is possible for any two people to be.”

President Reagan spoke in public so warmly, and so often, about his wife, former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney recalled, that he once told Reagan he was making every other world leader look bad in front of their wives.

“Well, Brian,” he said the president told him with a smile, “That’s your problem.”

Can’t you just hear President Reagan saying that in his gentle, yet commanding voice?

And more:

Davis described her mother and father as “two halves of a circle, closed tight” while her brother, Ron, said that “as a couple, they were more than the sum of their parts.”

Nancy Reagan,  whose love for her late husband, Ronald Reagan, was hailed as a romance “for the ages.”

(Tom) Brokaw also recounted accompanying the former first lady to an event at the Reagan library where she whispered for him to give her a small kiss, which he did to the delight of the crowd in attendance.
I just had to add that last one because it shows the admiration that both sides of the political aisle had for Mrs. Reagan.

And one more:

Say what you will of Nancy Reagan — and the world is filled with her detractors — there was no wife more supportive of a husband than her.  She adored Ronald Reagan with all her might.  It was truly an American love story.

Any husband would be lucky to have a wife so devoted.

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Many women  couples today could learn a lesson from  Mrs. Reagan President and Mrs. Reagan.

I promise you they’d have happier homes.

I think I’ll go eat some jelly beans

Have a fantastic Saturday y’all!

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