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with my sweet family that the Lord has blessed me with
and the day in, day out things that we do.
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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Today is our 30th wedding anniversary!

 Eric first made his appearance into my teenage diary on November 18, 1977. He bumped into me as we were walking out of our PE class and he said, "Excuse me." He was a senior and I was a junior. He was a handsome, popular, nice guy and I was a silly little girl.  A few weeks later on December 3, 1977, we officially met and he got my phone number, and that's when our love story began. I was smitten!
 Man oh man, I could not believe this handsome guy was interested in me.
 I was crazy in love! We were high school sweethearts and here's my old decorated Pee-Chee to prove it!
 We used to write love letters and poems to each other. He named this one Fox Fever, Sharon Fever! Awww...that's so sweet!!!
 He always drew little stick figures at the end of the letters. I love this one!
 I made him these two collages. I was a typical teenage girl and was crazy about this boy!
 Here's a picture of us at his senior prom.
 My hero!
 Here's a picture of us together at high school sitting in the student courtyard.
 We were so young!
 I was just 16 and he was 17 when we met.
 Eric visiting me at my parents house.
 The two of us at the Oregon Coast.
 We used to water ski a lot.
 My hunk! You can see a small picture of me water skiing there to the right.
 Eric in his little truck with his beloved dog, Isaiah.
 In January of 1981 we got engaged. I found this receipt for the engagement ring. It cost $199.00. It was a tiny little diamond, but I loved it and was so proud to wear it!
 We set the date for July 31, 1982. Here's our wedding invitation.
 We decided to get married in my parents back yard. Here's Eric and my father building the stage.
 Here I am at my family bridal shower.
Me with my mother, mother-in-law and two sisters.
 Some of my girlfriends!
 I worked at a department store and the girls there threw me a wedding shower too.
 It was a wonderful old store and there were so many older ladies who worked there.
 It was a wonderful, rich experience to work with these women!
 The wedding rehearsal!!!
 The wedding day!!! Here's Eric with his parents, Jim and Alice. Alice is so beautiful!
 Me with my parents.
 Eric and the groomsmen.
 Me with the bridesmaids.
 My handsome groom!
 Here's a cool old vintegy photo of me as a bride brushing my hair.
 Me and Grandma Margaret.
 We had a lovely garden wedding.
 My groom awaits me!
 My Daddy giving me away.
 Pastor Steve tying the knot for us!
 Lighting the unity candle.
 The kiss!
 For the first time....Mr. and Mrs.!!!!
 So happy together!
 Our announcement in the local paper. It's amazing to read all the detail they used to put in these announcements, they even describe my dress and bouquet!
 Our first home, sweet, home. We lived in a little duplex on Anchor street. What great memories we had!
 Here's our first cozy kitchen! I still remember the first meal I made my new husband....meatloaf, baked potatoes and green beans. We were so happy!
 I documented our first anniversary in our wedding book.
 We were so happy!
 We're still so happy!
I'm so thankful to the Lord for my wonderful husband and happy marriage. Like everyone else, we've had our share of ups and downs, but it really has been mostly ups. I give God the glory for guiding us through and giving us strength, love and commitment.

Happy 30th anniversary Eric! I love you so much!

"So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore, what God has joined together, let man not separate." Mark 10:8-9

Hugs, Sharon


Anonymous said...

I loved this post! You two were just adorable and what a wonderful testament to the union of marriage!
Praise God and to Him be the glory!
I loved seeing all your photos- your boys really favor their dad back then and you were just as cute as a button! Congratulations on 30 years- and what you said is so true- it is a commitment, and there are ups and downs- but you should be proud! That is quite an accomplishment in this day and age- Sadly too many give up and don't see it through- you and your husband are a testimony!
Have a wonderful and blessed day!
Happy Anniversary!!

Mardell said...

Hi Sharon,
Happy Anniversary to you & Eric! (I just typed a response and it disappeared, so here goes again...)

I really enjoyed seeing the old pictures of your dating days! You two were a sweet couple. Love your diary excerpt descibing Eric. AND his stick figures! Does it give you goosebumps to see how much your sons resemble their dad? So handsome.

You were a beautiful bride. Do you still have your gown?

I used to do the SAME thing cutting up magazines for sayings & words for my boyfriend, husband to be. (Around 1980.) You are so talented & creative. :o)

Again, congratulations on your milestone anniversary. True love!


as always starzie said...

Oh Sharon what a beautiful love story! My husbands and mine is very similar! I met him when I was 13 and he was 14! We've been married 40 years! He's the love of my life! But now I need your help. My husband Peter is in the hospital was heart problems. Can you please pray for him? I'm so worried but I am putting him in Gods hands. Thank you so very much!

Gin said...

Happy anniversary !! What a sweet love story !

Anonymous said...

My husband and I have been married 41 years!

Sharon I enjoyed all this pictures on this post!


Rose of Sharon said...

Thank you everyone! We had a wonderful anniversary!

Darelene ~ praying for a quick and full recovery for your husband. I'm so sorry to hear this news. I know God has him in his hands.

Hugs, Sharon

Randi Jo :) said...

awww I just found this post - I had not seen it before. It is adorable! :) I LOVE IT!!! I just love the simple, beautiful life you seem to have lead. It really inspires me in my roles of wife/mom. I would love to learn more from you and get some more insights! Will keep reading. :) Find me on facebook if you have a facebook though & are willing!! :)

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