Couple Opens a Wedding Gift After 9 Years And What They Found Will Touch You. LOOK HERE!


For those of us who have seen and attended weddings, we will all agree on how magical it is. The moment the bride walks in the aisle, it seems like everything slows down, and becomes emotional. The exchanging of vows, the wearing of rings, and that momentous “you may kiss the bride” will surely become unforgettable. But just as how wonderful weddings can be, marriages aren’t really that magical at all. For most married couples, they would agree that living together, managing each other’s temperaments, and fulfilling responsibilities would entail much more than just love.


This couple, Kathy Gunn and her husband know these all. They have been married for 9 years and now have children. They made it through almost a decade but surely, those past years weren’t easy at all. But one night, they decided to have a walk down the memory lane, and reminisce their wedding day when they tucked the kids to bed earlier than usual. They both remembered to open up a significant gift from their great aunt Allison and what happened next shocked them. Read the full post below:

“Tonight, we tucked our kids in bed and my husband and I enjoyed a glass of wine on the deck. We were talking about how excited we were to attend an upcoming wedding in Kalamazoo (where we met and went to college) and discussing what would be the perfect gift for the newlyweds. So, I thought back to our wedding day (nearly 9 years ago) and tried to recall the gifts that had meant the most to me. The funny thing? The gift that meant the very most was still sitting in a closet… unopened.On our wedding day, my husband Brandon and I received a gift from my Great Aunt Alison. On the plain white box was a card that read, “Do not open until your 1st disagreement.” Now, there had obviously been plenty of disagreements, arguments and slammed doors throughout our 9 years. There were even a couple of instances where we both considered giving up… but we never opened the box. I honestly think that we both avoided turning to the box, because it would have symbolized our failure. To us, it would have meant that we didn’t have what it takes to make our marriage work – and we’re both too stubborn and determined for that. So, it forced us to reassess situations. Was it really time to open the box? What if this isn’t our worst fight? What if there’s a worse one ahead of us and we don’t have our box?!? As my Great Uncle Bill would say, “Nothing is ever so bad that it couldn’t get worse. I honestly think that we both avoided turning to the box, because it would have symbolized our failure. To us, it would have meant that we didn’t have what it takes to make our marriage work – and we’re both too stubborn and determined for that. So, it forced us to reassess situations. Was it really time to open the box? What if this isn’t our worst fight? What if there’s a worse one ahead of us and we don’t have our box?!? As my Great Uncle Bill would say, “Nothing is ever so bad that it couldn’t get worse.For 9 years (and three moves) that box sat high on a shelf in various closets gathering dust, yet it somehow taught us about tolerance, understanding, compromise and patience. Our marriage strengthened as we became best friends, partners, and teammates.


Today, we decided to open that box, because I finally had a realization. I realized that the tools for creating and maintaining a strong, healthy marriage were never within that box – they were within us.”

 

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