Old Married People {Giveaway}

UPDATE:  Congratulations to Jennifer H. (82), Alicia’s Homemaking (100), Emily E. (105), Lisa (191) and Kate N. (204)!  You have been randomly selected as the giveaway winners.

I remember when my parents were our age.

Forty-one. Thirty-nine.

I thought they were so old.

What did I know?

When my husband smiles, his eyes crinkle. I see his father.

I have my mother’s hands.

Both our parents inching towards their golden anniversary. Fifty years.

It’s a mantle we wear proudly.

He still closes the door behind me in the closet and kisses my neck.

But his socks are still on the floor.

I love that guy anyway.

He sips coffee, tea for me. We write love notes. We grow old together.

For the Mr & Mrs in  your life, DaySpring is giving away FIVE sets of the following to FIVE of my readers today:

[Each set includes: Mr. & Mrs. Mugs, Mr. & Mrs. Memo Pads, I Love You With All My Heart-Sticky Note Set, Mr. Love Notes]

Leave an answer to this question as your entry: How long have you been a Mr & Mrs? 

This giveaway will end on Thursday.

Comments

  1. 161

    says

    What a fun give-away! We have officially been Mr. & Mrs. for nearly 15 years(August). However, we have been growing UP together since we were 15 and 16 so that makes 21 years last month! Crazy and beautiful.

  2. 163

    Heather E. says

    We’ve been Mr. & Mrs. for 8 years! We’ve really struggled to honor God with our marriage but he has healed us powerfully this past year! I can’t wait for the many more years to come! Thank you!

  3. 171

    Chelsea says

    5 1/2 Wonderful years! I married the best man in the whole world! It hasn’t been a cake walk but I know we will keep trucking along! I am so blessed with my man and 2 beautiful children!

  4. 191

    says

    My husband and I have been married for 2.5 years. We joke all the time about “growing old together” although I know we still have no idea actual what that means or entails. All I do know is that we love each other and we are committed! I am excited to see what happens to his red hair…

  5. 197

    says

    This October will be 30 years!!!! Cannot believe it – time flies when you are in love:-) I could REALLY relate to your post about seeing his dad in him and my mom in me. My parents both died around my age – so it really is weird for me to be getting older than they ever were.

  6. 198

    says

    We have been married 18 yrs, almost nineteen! Just writing that makes me feel old. We have been through more than most in those 18 yrs but I wouldn’t change anything!

  7. 200

    Sarah says

    We have been best friends for 12 years, married for almost 10 years and he still makes me bkush when he kisses me in front of the kids, but I love their example of how to treat their wives when they get older! *swoon*

  8. 203

    Kate N. says

    Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway Kristen!
    We have been a Mr & Mrs for almost 12 years!!!

    Kate N.
    pknowak99@gmail(dot)com

  9. 219

    Anita says

    35 years for us ….
    But my parents are planning to renew their vows in July 2014 for their 60th! (for the 3rd time) They were married in 1954 with just 2 witnesses in a small church and mom wore a 2 piece gray suit. For their 25th they had a big church renewal ceremony with many family and friends and mom wore my white wedding dress. I am their only daughter. For their 40th they traveled back to the tiny town they were married in, visited the church again and mom wore the same style suit as her original that she had had tailored in a rich royal red brocade, complete with tiny veiled hat and drawstring bag. They love to Celebrate their love!

  10. 237

    says

    Apparently I am one of your “really old” readers. We have been married for 32 years. It started good and keeps getting better :). Loved this post!

  11. 249

    Tara R says

    We have been married 10 years almost 10 1/2 years. We celebrate our anniversary in August. And instead of Valentine’s day, we always go out on Feb 10th since it marks the 6 month anniversary.

  12. 257

    says

    I LOVE that your blog is focusing so much on the marriage relationship! I have been a Mrs. for 9 {almost 10} years! Which is amazing to me. I got married at age 19 & I had NO IDEA what I was committing to. But I praise God for His faithfulness because, even though these past 10 years have not been easy, I cannot imagine not being a Mrs. to my Mr.

  13. 274

    Megan G. says

    Almost 8 years for us! I love him more today than ever.

    We just had our 3rd baby (first girl!) two weeks ago, and I wrote him a few letters in the Mr. and Mrs. Journal to give to him right after she was born. I’d love these goodies to go along with it!

  14. 283

    Mary Jepperson says

    We’ll be married 36 years on June 5th! We are blessed and still very much or more so in love today than that day so long ago.

  15. 284

    Melissa D says

    18 years married, together for 22 years as of March 12. And we’ve sort of been married twice. We almost didn’t make it past year 7, so for that anniversary we “started over” by renewing our vows.

    Thank you, by the way, for all the posts about marriage and about your husband. My instinct, when I read about some of the things your husband does, is to be incredibly jealous. But I am trying to be thankful instead – thankful that there are men out there like your husband, and thankful for my own husband who is wonderful in his own ways.

  16. 292

    Patty Denny says

    I have been married to the most amazing man for just about 13.5 years. I love being his Mrs. & he loves being my Mr.

  17. 294

    Jami says

    We will celebrate TEN years!! I can hardly believe it. We’re one fifth to our goal of FIFTY!! With God’s grace we’ll get there!

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