Sunday, May 23, 2010

I Still Do, Honey! Happy 18th Anniversary!

"You are the most excellent of men and your lips have been anointed with grace, since God has blessed you forever." Psalm 45:2

Today, Jim and I celebrate our 18th anniversary!
We thank the Lord for His perfect love and faithfulness. Anchored in Him, our foundation is strong and we are secure. My life's testimony is that of God's grace and mercy. My husband and our children are gifts from God. Gifts of His grace and mercy. My heart is so thankful.

"...let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe..."
Hebrews 12:18

Jim, I love you deeply. I respect you intrinsically.
I still do...and always will.

"If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from His love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus."
Phil. 2:1-5


jim.sloan said...
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jim.sloan said...

Dearest Sharon,

Honey, Reflecting back on these many years we have been husband and wife, I am so very grateful that you are the one God gave to me. I am very, very blessed to have a woman like you, full of beauty and godly virtue, desiring to know God to the fullest measure, and living her life according to His ways.

You are an example to me in your devotion to Him, and I am the undeserving beneficiery of so much kindness and grace that is the fruit of your relationship with Him.

Every single day that goes by, I am more amazed with all that you are and all that you so creatively and lovingly do, not only for me and for our children, but for so very many people around you.

I love you with all of my heart.


Mom to 9 Blessings! said...

Beautiful and love that you got the shoes into the last photo - HA!

Love you both and wishing many more years of His love as the center of your marriage!

Hope to see you all soon!
Jill and family

Kelly Combs said...

Congratulations! Ysy!

Pen to Paper; Spirit to Soul said...

Congratulations on 18 yrs!!!
I popped over from Lysa TerKeurst blog to say that Jer 17:7,8 are my absolute life verses...and I noticed that was part of your comment as well!
Be blessed today!

Jennifer said...

Cute, cute pictures...and LOVE those shoes!:)

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Amy J. McCart said...

Super congrats! What a blessing & what a great example you are to this generation!! It is so wonderful when people have a godly example of a happily married couple that is continuing.

Blessings to you & Jim and your family! :)

LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

Congratulations to you and your husband Sharon! Oh and your husband's comment was so special to read. Sounds like you got a good man! Oh and love that you added those famous shoes of yours to the photo.

If you get a chance, I'd love for you to visit my blog tomorrow (6-3), because I am having my first blog GIVEAWAY. I remember winning your blog giveaway just before putting up my first post after opening my blog in Aug. 2009. Immediately after hearing I won, I ran back and posted something!! All because of YOU!