Born in 1969

My wife and I are now both 42 years old. She was born in 69, me in 70. But every time I look at her I can’t help but think, “She’s even prettier than when I met her at 20-years-old.”

Lori will make comments about “feeling old.” I always just tell her, “Baby, if you’re old… then I like old!!!!” Because she looks great now (like in this candid shot of her here= that she’ll probably kill me for posting). Born in 1969 must be a good thing. Apparently the world agrees, because some of the world’s “most beautiful people” were born then. Yep… here’s just a glimpse:

  • Jennifer Lopez. Born 7/24/69 -Voted the World’s Most Beautiful Women!
  • Gwen Stefani. Born 10/3/69 – Gorgeous at 42 and still making great music.
  • Jennifer Anniston 2/11/69 -Voted #1 of the 100 hottest women of all time by Men’s Health.
  • Kate Blanchet. Born 5/14/69- Or the beautiful “Lady Galadriel” as known by all the Lord of the Rings’ nerds.
  • Renee Zellweger. Born 4/25/69 -She had the world at “Hello.” (Or was that Tom Cruise?)
  • Catherine Zeta Jones. Born 11/25/69 -Still turning heads.
  • Mariah Carey. Born 3/27/69. Looking young as ever.

And probably one of the most beautiful people born in 1969…

  • Gerard Butler. Born on 11/13/69 and looking best in his King Leonidas beard.Β  πŸ™‚

(I probably shouldn’t mention that Jack Black was born on 8/28/69 and Zack Galiflanakis was born on 10/1/69.)

So Lori, when you look in the mirror and make comments about getting old, just remember… you’re not alone. There are plenty of others who are getting “better” just like you! But in my opinion, you only need to look at one face to prove that 1969 was a good year. Yours! Lori, you’re beautiful, and you’re like a good wine. You just gets better with age.

Better yet…someday we’ll both be old and wrinkled, and then I’ll still have the best part of you… you! Your companionship is your real beauty!

About Jonathan McKee

president of The Source for Youth Ministry, is the author of over twenty books including the brand new The Teen’s Guide to Social Media & Mobile Devices, If I Had a Parenting Do Over, 52 Ways to Connect with Your Smartphone Obsessed Kid; and the Amazon Best Seller - The Guy's Guide to God, Girls and the Phone in Your Pocket. He has over 20 years youth ministry experience and speaks to parents and leaders worldwide, all while providing free resources for youth workers and parents on his websites, and You can follow Jonathan on his blog, getting a regular dose of youth culture and parenting help. Jonathan, his wife Lori, and their three kids live in California.
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5 Responses to Born in 1969

  1. Laura says:

    Aaww – she’s a lucky woman! And I’m sure you’re a lucky guy – and you are both a wonderful example and inspiration for marriage to your kids and the whole ‘www’ community. Blessings πŸ™‚
    PS 42 is a good time – old enough to know what it’s all about, appreciate it, and young enough to enjoy it!

  2. Robert says:

    From another 1969 baby, I’m glad to know I’m in such good company! Also of course, the year of Woodstock and the moon landing. And Bryan Adams’ favorite summer.

  3. dan manns says:

    I love this post Jon! Not enough dudes brag about their wives – and I think it does something for their confidence meter when they do. I’m pretty sure most girls/ women are insecure and need the affirmation of the men in their lives, (starting with their fathers!). But the best part about this post is the fact that I was born in 1969!

  4. Casey says:

    Great post Jon! As was said, our wives need to hear these kinds of things from us. I had no idea that some of those people on your list were our age either. Learn something new every day.

    And by the way, Lori looks the same as she did in high school. I have the yearbook to prove it. lol


  5. howie snyder says:

    Hey, I was born in ’69. πŸ™‚ I was born 2 days after Jennifer Anniston, which makes me feel better about my age. (Cate Blanchett is actually Cate with a C, btw). Brett Favre, Mariano Rivera & Ken Griffey, Jr. & Rick Fox too, if you’re a sports fan, which also makes me feel better about me bundling around on the b-ball court or soccer pitch. A buddy of mine graduated high school with Rick Fox.

    My wife is actually 2 years older than me, but everyone thinks she looks quite younger – very beautiful to me always. πŸ™‚