How Parents Celebrate Valentine’s Day After a Decade Together #NailedIt

This perfect description of Valentine’s Day between two parents who’ve been together for a long time made me laugh til I cried!

My husband and I have been married for 17 years (next month) and dated for four years before that, so we’ve had a LOT of Valentine’s Days together—and for that I’m very thankful! But after all that time together, our gift-giving has gotten a bit…lax. Actually, we still do great for Christmas and birthdays, and even anniversaries (especially a big one), but Valentine’s Day? Well it often gets kind of put to the side. I know he loves me and he knows I love him and we don’t need chocolates or flowers to prove it. NOT that those are bad things…but flowers die so this year I told him “I’m buying myself a Valentine’s present. It’s a pair of leggings with mustaches on them.” And he was like “Score.”

I mean, basically after all this time, our gift to each other is telling each other that we needn’t worry about a gift. Because marriage.

When I saw this video from the Holderness Family on the subject, I had a BIG old laugh, because a) it’s hilarious and b) it’s exactly what Valentine gift-giving is like after you’ve been together so long! Now God forbid the husband buys me a present from the corner gas station for my birthday or anniversary, though. 🙂

What do you and your spouse do for Valentine’s Day? All the romance, or just another night in a stable, loving relationship? Either way, I hope it’s a great one for you!

Jenny Rapson
Jenny Rapson is a follower of Christ, a wife and mom of three from Ohio and the editor of For Every Mom. You can email her at jrapson@outreach.com, or follow her on Twitter.

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