In every marriage there are always happy times, and not so happy. The history of this wedding gift can teach a lot of any newlyweds!
“Tonight we put our children in bed and decided to get some rest. Over a glass of wine, my husband and I discussed the upcoming wedding with relatives and that we are going to give the newlyweds. We started talking about our wedding, which was almost 9 years ago, and tried to recall the gifts that we liked and were most useful. And then I realized that the gift that was dear to me still lies unpacked. You will not believe, but it is so!
On the wedding day, my husband Brandon and I received a gift from my beloved Aunt Alison. On a simple white box there was an inscription that read: "Do not open until your first fight." During 9 years of living together, we had a lot of arguments, quarrels, and slammed doors. There were several situations when we both thought about divorce ... but we never opened the box.
It seems to me that we both did not want to open it, because it would symbolize our failure. For us, this would mean that we could not manage ourselves. Therefore, every time we thought that it was not the time, everything was not so bad. Was it really time to open the box? What if we have a worse situation ahead and we don’t have our box?!?
We thought that in this box lies the golden key to the salvation of marriage - a certain old trick - which is unknown to newlyweds. In the end, aunt and uncle have been married for almost half a century. So, we thought the box would save "us" - which she did.
And so we finally decided on this - we opened it.
It was the best gift we could ever imagine. There were two envelopes: one for me for my husband. Each envelope contained money and a small note.
Katie, buy pizza, shrimp, or whatever you both love. And prepare a bath for a romantic evening. ♥ With love Aunt Alice
Brandon, and you buy a bouquet of flowers and a bottle of wine. ♥ With love Aunt Alice.
For 9 years, the box was on the top shelf of our closet, collecting dust, but it somehow taught us tolerance, understanding and compromise. Our marriage has become much stronger, we have become best friends, partners and teammates. Today we decided to open this box, because I finally understood. I realized that everything needed to create a strong, happy and healthy family was not in this box - it was inside of us. "