Sunday, May 25, 2014

I See… The Worth of a Marriage

(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.

1 comment:

  1. That's lovely! Congratulations on 30 years together! We're just a couple of years in front of you - I'm not certain that Bob even thought to buy a card. LOL

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