A married couple found a wedding present they were told not to open until their "first disagreement" after 9 years of being married... and they decided to finally open it.
What they discovered was truly amazing...
Now, we all know that marriage is a truly magical thing...
Because there's nothing quite like sharing your life with the person you love, right?
Of course, marriage is so much more than the big wedding day...
But the wedding day is, of course, one of the most exciting and special days in a couple's life together.
There's the wedding dress, the champagne, the cake...
The celebrations, the dancing, and, of course.... the presents.
Yep, every single bride and groom out there will all admit that opening the wedding presents is one of the best parts of getting married...
And there's absolutely no shame in that!
Many couples are gifted some incredible things...
But believe it or not, the more sentimental ones totally knock those expensive "his and hers" bath robes out of the park.
And one happily married couple recently proved this with the most incredible story.
The couple, who are from Michigan, tied the knot all the way back in September 2007 and they've just shared the most fascinating story after opening a forgotten-about wedding present gifted to them... 9 years after they got married.
Taking anonymously to the Facebook page, Love What Matters, back in 2016, they told their story to the world...
And people have been left touched by the beautiful sentiment behind the forgotten gift.
The wife started by writing:
"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," she said.
"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."
She explained that they had initially avoided the box as they thought it "symbolized failure."
"All along, we assumed that the contents of that box held the key to saving a marriage - an age-old trick - unbeknownst to us rookies. After all, my Great Aunt and Uncle had been married for nearly half a century."
Well, it wasn't until August 2016 when they finally decided to open the box.
Inside it there were 2 notes wrapped around notes of money - 1 was addressed to the wife, and 1 to the husband.
In the letter to the wife, it told her to "go get a pizza, shrimp, or something you both like," followed by telling her to "get a bath ready" - It was signed off by her auntie.
Her husband's note told him to "go get flowers and a bottle of wine."
The wife explained:
"For 9 years that box sat high on a shelf in various closets gathering dust, yet it somehow taught us about tolerance, understanding, compromise, and patience," she said.
"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."
You can read the full post here:
"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...Posted by Love What Matters on Monday, 29 August 2016
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