Couple wait 9 years to open wedding gift meant for their 'first disagreement'.
A former Michigan couple who received a wedding gift that instructed them not to open it until their "first disagreement" said they finally opened it 9 years later.
Kathy Gunn said in a post on the Love What Matters Facebook group that she and her husband, Brandon, received a gift at their Kalamazoo, Mich., wedding from Kathy's 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," Gunn wrote.
Gunn said she and her husband put off opening the box despite their fights because they feared they might one day have a worse "disagreement" and be more in need of the mystery package's contents.
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. So, we thought the box would save 'us' -- and in a way it did. That box went beyond what I believe my Great Aunt had intended. It was by far the greatest wedding gift of all.
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.
The box turned out to contain wine glasses and personal notes for Brandon and Kathy. Brandon's note included cash and instructed him to purchase flowers and bottle of wine, while Kathy's also contained cash and told her to buy "a pizza, shrimp or something you both like." She was also instructed to "get a 'bath' ready."
Other Stories You May Like.
what is the secret to piecing together the perfect workout playlist? Research suggests that rhythm is the most important factor for the average gym-goer
The problem is, we don't know why some girls choose ugly shoes for their big day. Can someone tell Us pleeeeeaaaassssseeee!? If it's comfort you are seeking, Honey! there
Oh, did I mention they have their own Calendar apart from the Gregorian Calendar. Their calendar presently reads 2008 while we're in 2016 and also, their time is different from the world time zones.
Oh yes, just for your information; why I fell in love with Angel? First it was her eyes, then her smile and let's be honest the rest of her body is also amazing. But the real 'this is my
Fatai Ganiyu to two years’ imprisonment for stealing 10 bowls of uncooked rice and four bottles of alcoholic drink.
The event which was held at Trans Amusement Park, Bodija, Ibadan , Oyo State, saw the artiste turned politician reviving his skills on stage.
Speaking on why they decided to bury the hatchet, Ruggedman wrote in a post, saying what they both did for the Music industry worth’s more the beef they had
Like many will say, “heaven is now at peace with them” they used this pictures to send strong signal that maturity is not about age but how one handles situation
On that note he just released the visuals to his raving tune “Living Things“. The song was mixed and mastered by Africa’s leading sound engineer
I am very lucky and I am happy with what I have. Being married does not mean that you are going to be happy, unless we want to deceive ourselves
The video was directed and photographed by award-winning director, Unlimited L.A. The compelling visual for Glass House is a cinematic eye-candy that flirts with artistic themes and
What he gave us was not what was finally being debated. It is very embarrassing and disappointing. We will not allow those who did it to go unpunished
The counsel from Ministry of Justice, Mr. Abiodun Badiora, had told the court that the convicts committed the crime On April 13, 2012, adding that Ajayi was killed for money ritual.
A Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) official told Daily Sun that five persons including a two-year old girl died while three others
An audio tape obtained by online newspaper, Saharareporters has revealed how Senator Dino Melaye (Kogi West) reportedly interfered with his election case in 2015.
IT was a well planned and executed job that left a bitter taste in the mouth of its victims. However, the aftermath brought the joy of a would be couple temporarily to an abrupt end.
As industry sources continue to confirm to Thenetng that kokomaster, D’banj is indeed married to Didi Kilgow
SYDNEY-based start-up Still White is becoming a platform of choice for women looking to sell their wedding dresses to soon-to-bHusband and wife team Ingrid and Bruno Szajer came up with the idea while they were paying off their wedding bills.e brides.
Among the guests of the court wedding were Secretary to the Government of the Federation Babachir David Lawal, Africa's richest man Aliko Dangote, Oyo state governor Abiola Ajimobi, Alaafin of Oyo, Ooni of Ife and his wife Olori Wuraola and many others
It’s really sad to see what the industry has become. Nollywood actress, Esther Audu recently got married to her heartthrob, Philip Ojire and she was really disappointed by some of her colleagues
Ruggedman refused to stomach the indecent dressing according to him that he slammed the bride, who appeared in a strapless wedding gown that was exposing a lot of flesh
She goes extra length to try to get a wedding gown that would wow many, even though she wouldn't wear it again but it just have to be perfect
While the chaos was ongoing, the younger brother of the groom mistook a neutral guest for the bride’s younger brother and stabbed him at the neck and he passed out
Having enjoyed his journey so far in the industry, Kazzem over the weekend decided to bid farewell to bachelorhood as he got married to his long time girlfriend, Akeju Abiodun
If you have been the subject of gossip, experienced a loud separation from your marriage and faced the backlash from all sorts of people, you will understand why Funke decided to go to London for this wedding
The delectable mother and beautiful Thespian has finally shared her wedding invitation as she prepares to tie the knot with her heart-rob in Greece.
It will be the second time the acclaimed Nollywood actress who celebrated her 39th birthday on Wednesday, August 24 is getting married
Caroline has been sending various tongues wagging with her breathe taking pictures showing her massive curves and her backside floating.
Well, she has spoken since getting married by stressing that people do not have the right to judge others because they all have their stories to tell about even situation
Such a wedding is not meant to pull large crowd and it is only those that can afford the expensive flight ticket that can get ready to attend the wedding
Although the duo is yet to tie the knot, but they are living together and they do not stop displaying PDA’s on social network for the world to see how much they are into each other
Well, like the saying, “he that finds a wife, finds a good thing and obtain favor from the Lord,” she is just enjoying all the favor as she keeps looking classy and chick.
The actress and mother of one had married her beau, Victor Coker traditionally on February 20, 2016 at father’s compound in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, with a few of her celebrity friends in attendance
Since travelling to Greece for actress, Monalisa Chinda’s wedding, Daniella, has decided to stay over and enjoy the country a bit before returning to her lovely Nigeria
In fact it’s not even the bridesmaid alone, wedding guest that appears in white or costume that looks similar to the brides is always being looked down upon like she wants to steal the spotlight
Having people travelling Miles from their various destinations to attend our wedding, may the good Lord bless you all abundantly from this day onwards
A Spanish scuba diving instructor has found a lost 37-year old wedding ring during one of her dives.
Of course, this is being reported on a gossip website, so take with a grain of salt, but if there is any truth to this, Kylie is being super immature
That’s still more than the couple had expected to get, however: They had initially cited an expected value of $20,000 for the photos in the books for the Maddox Jolie-Pitt Foundation
We're told the couple dropped $300k on a D'Concierge wedding planner ... which means the whole thing is first class and elegant. Entertainment
She said, “The woman, Loretta Ewere, was electrocuted around 9am. She was living with one Segun Tolani, to whom she was supposed to be married next month
Yet, the movie is a plus for Nigerian tourism and culture as it showcases what can be described as the best of the country’s fashion, food, music and dance
The Magistrate, Mrs. O. G. Oghre, granted them bail in the sum of N1m each with two sureties each in like sum
An introduction ceremony between both families had earlier held at the Aso Villa, Abuja on Friday, November 18, with the wedding
There's nothing contractually obligating them to shoot their wedding, but for the right price ... they'd be all about it. Remember
Although those behind the scheme stressed in a notice to participants that it had not crash, many believe it was just masking
You should have learned from your brothers and sisters here in South Africa. Our old Mavro money is gone as we speak and MMM
The guests were reportedly left surprised due to the status of the groom who opted for the least expected mode of transportation.
The decor was not the only low point of the wedding. Being a typical Ibo wedding, there was also the constant interruptions by the plenty Ibo chiefs in attendance
The color of the day was green. So many green color was seen when the parents of the couple danced in. At a point the entire place looked like a green forest of human beings.
In conclusion, crashing Chisorom and Steve’s wedding was totally worth it, both for blue Ink Media and for Steve, seeing as he couldn’t keep his love grips off his beautiful bride. This is