(NOTE: THIS IS THE BEST BLOGPOST IN THE HISTORY OF WORLD I MENTIONED LAST WEEK WOULD BE HERE THIS WEEK.)
Doctrine and Covenants Section 18 teaches the worth of a soul, and Proverbs 10 teaches that a virtuous woman is more expensive than rubies. But what is a marriage worth? Divorce lawyers, florists, and jewelers have been trying to put a price tag on marriage for decades. Pre-nup agreements pretend to assess the value of connubial bliss.
More specifically, what is a 30-year marriage worth? A 30-year eternal marriage? A 30-year eternal marriage to the most amazing woman I know? This is my problem, for today, I celebrate 30 years of marriage to the most amazing woman I know, and I have no idea what she is worth.
My pondering, praying, studying, and internet research for the past nine months led me to one cavernous conclusion- the woman at the very center of my universe, my reason for working, living, and loving, is priceless. If I couldn’t imagine life without her, (and I can’t), then I couldn’t imagine any worldly good that could accurately measure her worth.
This conclusion posed another problem- if she is priceless, what could I possibly buy her as a gift on this most noble of days? Anything I could possibly present to her would fall woefully short. Even something as corny as my heart wouldn’t measure up. My mind quickly raced to the incredibly small pile of money I had control over, and I resolved that for the most amazing woman I know, I would buy her the most expensive item within my reach- I would buy her a house- the house of her dreams.
And I did. Here it is, below:
I know this still falls short, but it’s very best I can do. Happy Anniversary.