Couple Opens A Wedding Gift 9 Years After Their Marriage - Can't Believe What They Found (Photos)

When one couple got married, they opened all their gifts except for one. The gift said, "Do not open until 1st Disagreement." Nine years later, they found out what was inside.

Kathy Gunn and her husband Brandon were curious about the mysterious gift from her Great Aunt Alison, but they decided to respect her wishes. After all, Alison had been married for 50 years - surely if anyone knew the key to a long and happy marriage, it would be her.

The Gunns put the gift in the back of the closet, and proceeded to forget about it. Nine years later, when trying to decide what wedding gift to get for a friend, they remembered the wrapped box was still in the closet.

"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," said Kathy. "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."

Kathy says they thought about the box earlier in the marriage, but had to assess whether disagreements warranted opening the box. "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?!?"

The two finally decided to tear into it. Inside the box, there was a small envelope with a few dollars and a hand-written note to Kathy. "Go get a pizza, shrimp or something you both like. Get a 'bath' ready. Aunt Alison."

There was an envelope with a few bucks for Brandon as well. A note to him said, "Go get flowers and a bottle of wine."

"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," writes Kathy. "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."

That is one great aunt.

Source: Little Things
Photo: Facebook/Love What Matters

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