Friday, August 12, 2011

Happy 16th Anniversary My Love

Us 16  years ago-you never think you have changed much till you look back at photos! :)

My girls in my wedding.

I can't believe how fast 16 years has gone.  Today, 16 years ago I married the man of my dreams, the blessing God had given me and I am so blessed.  We never knew what the last 16 years would have brought us, much laughter and tears, heartache and joy, but I am so glad that you have been the one I have gotten to share all those things with.  I love you with all my heart Michael Jones-thank you for loving my like Christ loves the church-and for 16 years ago asking me to be your wife.  I love you.
Mom and Dad Jones  Mike and Me at our Chattanooga reception 

Mom Dad my sister Jackie and Me

(The following is the letter I wrote to Mike on our wedding day 8-12-1995)


My Dearest Michael,
   I love you more today, than yesterday and I will love you more tomorrow than today and even more than that in the days that follow.  You are my precious treasure sent from God.  He knew my desire to have a godly husband, one that I could learn from and follow his example and direction to grow even closer to God, you are all that and more.
  You are a beautiful person both inside and out.  You have a heart that extends out and touches everyone you meet.  You are the most sensitive, sweet and giving man I have ever known.  I am so blessed that God gave you to me to share my life with.
  I hope you know from this day forth I pray I will be the woman of God I need to be for you.  I will do all that I can to support you and help you in whatever way I can.  Most of all,  I will love you with an unconditional love for as long as God allows me to.
  You are my most precious gift.  God has shown me how much He loves me-you are evidence of the extent of that love.  Thank you for asking me to share the rest of your life with you as Mrs.  Jones.  All my dreams  have come true-thank you sweetie for making that happen and for all you do for me, but most of all your love and a lifetime with you to share it.
I love you with all my heart,
All my love forever,
Us today-16years later- a lot more grey, a little more wrinkles and even more in love!
Jill

5 comments:

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Oh Congratulations...oh my I can't even remember our 16th Anniversary...you sure make me feel old...oh yes, I had just had our fifth child...he is now 15!

Have fun, enjoy, give thanks and look forward to years and years to come.

Oh shot me an email on if you are home schooling next year....I may have somethings you need and I would love to send them your way.

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

Oh...Happy Anniversary my friend!! Enjoy your special day celebrating the gift of each other that God has blessed you with.

My hubby and I are celebrating 24 years...(wow) on Monday, August 15th.

What a testimony you and your husband are sharing.

Blessings,
Kim~

cooperkelly4 said...

congratulations! You both look wonderful and I must be the baby here, only 13 years for us and going strong! =0)

BARBIE said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! I will celebrate #22 on Friday! Blessings!

Madeline said...

Congratulations! Happy 16th anniversary!!! Many blessings to y'all.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! :)