99 Months and Counting

The bride and groom, Knoxville, Tennessee.  June 23, 2001.

The bride and groom, Knoxville, Tennessee. June 23, 2001.

I married the beautiful woman above 99 months ago.  We  had a whirl-wind romance — we met in January, had our first date in March and were married in June.  But it was obvious that God was at work in our lives.

We realized there were some disadvantages to getting married at our age — pushing 60.  One disadvantage was that we most likely wouldn’t have as many anniversaries to celebrate as we would have if we were younger.  So we decided we would celebrate monthiversaries as well.  Our monthly celebrations aren’t particularly fancy — last night we had dinner at Cracker Barrel — but it is a  a time when we can appreciate the blessings we have in one another.

We still make a bigger deal out of anniversaries, but our monthiversaries are special times for us.  Yesterday we celebrated 99 months.  We hope there are many, many more to come.

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21 Responses to “99 Months and Counting”

  1. Betsy from Tennessee Says:

    It’s been the BEST 99 months of my life.
    Love you,

  2. Jen Says:

    This is a sweet tradition. Enjoy!

  3. Susie Says:

    That’s so sweet George! Nothing wrong with eating at Cracker Barrel either. Love that place!

  4. busy bee suz Says:

    My heart is so full thinking about how much you two adore each other!!!
    Happy 99!!!!

  5. Karin Says:

    That is so romantic and special! You are truly blessed!

  6. Tricia Says:

    Awww! You & your sweetheart! Great photo & here’s to at least 99 more!

  7. Karen Says:

    What a nice idea. Happy 99 month anniversary.

  8. Mary Says:

    I think having monthly anniversaries is a wonderful idea. I guess #100 will be a special one coming up. You two are so romantic 🙂 You were a handsome couple at your wedding. We had a whirlwind courtship, too, and next June it will be 40 years.

  9. fishing guy Says:

    George: Is that like 99 bottles of beer on the wall. You need to sing that song with months of marriage for your 100th.

  10. cherie de castro Says:

    sir george, ms. betsy is beautiful, and you are most dashing! you make a lovely picture. thank you for sharing a tip for keeping the love alive, your monthsaries (that’s easier for me to type and say ~~grin~~). i will visit your blog more and more!

    happy 99th! please stay healthy, both of you!

  11. NCMountainwoman Says:

    Beautiful photograph and lovely thoughts. Here’s wishing you and Betsy many, many more!

  12. Cheryl Says:

    A beautiful photo. Love how you celebrate your anniversaries and many, many more to you!

  13. dana Says:

    Joe and I married 8 years ago. He’s now 63 and I’m fifty-ten (60). I would love to grow old with Joe, but we’re already there. We can only grow OLDER but I wouldn’t trade our last years together for the prior ones without each other.

  14. Angie from The Arthur Clan Says:

    What a sweet post George…I love your idea of monthiversaries. You two look like you were absolutely made for each other! 🙂

  15. Lola Says:

    What a wonderful romantic thing to do–celebrate each month the lovely time you have had together. May you 2 have many, many more in the future.
    Best wishes always.

  16. connieemeraldeyes Says:

    I have been married for 12 years and 5 months. Sometimes it seems like he hates me and sometimes he likes me.
    Nice picture of you two.

  17. MaryBeth Says:

    What a lovely young couple. What a great idea to celebrate monthly. More fun that way too. MB

  18. Antigoni Says:

    I wish all the best for you two. It’s never late to find love. Everyone need to find the other half of himself. Great idea the monthiversaries but it’s not good for your wallet buying presents every month. LOL :).

  19. Carletta Says:

    Here’s to many more blessful months!
    I think you two were made for each other – that’s a cliche but it seems so true with you and Betsy!

  20. storyteller at Small Reflections Says:

    You two make a LOVELY couple and seem quite well matched. Celebrating your monthaversary makes sense to me. Here’s to many more celebrations ;–)
    Hugs and blessings,

  21. Louise Says:

    And the romance is still there, it’s obvious. Happy monthiversary!

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