Newlywed Couple Told Not to Open Wedding Gift, 9 Years Later They Learn What’s Inside

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A wedding gift for a newlywed couple was not opened until 9 years after their wedding day. And what they found was priceless.

Kathy and Brandon Gunn are a couple from Michigan, and they were married in September 2007. One gift that they received on their wedding day was a box from Kathy's great-aunt Alison. On the front of the gift, it read, “Do NOT open until 1st disagreement.”

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The couple had forgotten about the present for years, even though their marriage had disagreements and arguments. It wasn't until they were thinking about getting a gift for a friend's upcoming wedding that they remembered their one gift that was still to be opened.

"I thought back to our wedding day (nearly 9 years ago) and tried to recall the gifts that had meant the most to me," Kathy wrote in a post on Facebook. “The funny thing? The gift that meant the very most was still sitting in a closet... unopened. 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.”

When Kathy and Brandon finally opened the mysterious present, what they found inside was so sweet.

Wedding Gift for Newlywed Couple from Great-Aunt Opened 9 Years Later

There was one note, wrapped around money, and addressed to Kathy. It read, "Kathy, go get a pizza, shrimp, or something you both like. Aunt Alison. Get a ‘bath’ ready.”

Brandon also had a note addressed to him wrapped around money. It read, “Brandon, go get flowers and a bottle of wine. Aunt Alison.”

“For nine years that box sat high on a shelf in various closets gathering dust, yet it somehow taught us about tolerance, understanding, compromise and patience. Today, we decided to open that box, because I finally had a realization," Kathy wrote in her post. “I realized that the tools for creating and maintaining a strong, healthy marriage were never within that box – they were within us."

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What a sweet story that reminds us about how important forgiveness and compassion is within a marriage.

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