Good morning and Happy Saturday to all of you. :) I'm spending my day working on copyedits for The Kingdom of the Occult, so please pray.
On a lighter note, my niece, Amber, sent me this little observation on marriage that I thought you might enjoy. As most of us know, marriage is hard work at times (but well worth it). I look at it as one of God's training programs . . . .
A man and woman had been married for more than 60 years. They shared everything. They talked about everything. They kept no secrets from each other . . . except that the little old woman had a shoe-box in the top of her closet that she had cautioned her husband never to open or ask her about.
For all of these years, he had never thought about the box, but one day the little old woman got very sick and the doctor said she would not recover. In trying to sort out their affairs, the little old man took down the shoe-box and took it to his wife's bedside. She agreed that it was time that he should know what was in the box. When he opened it, he found two crocheted dolls and a stack of money totaling $95,000. He asked her about the contents.
"When we were to be married," she said, " my grandmother told me the secret of a happy marriage was never to argue. She told me that if I ever got angry with you, I should just keep quiet and crochet a doll."
The little old man was so moved he had to fight back tears. Only two precious dolls were in the box. She had only been angry with him two times in all those years of living and loving. He almost burst with happiness.
"Darling," he said, "that explains the doll, but what about all of this money? Where did it come from?"
"Oh," she said, "That's the money I made from selling the dolls."
:) Have a great day!