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 to never 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.
'Honey,' 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.'
A Wife's Prayer
Dear Lord, I pray for Wisdom
to understand my man;
Love to forgive him;
And Patience for his moods;
Lord, I don’t pray for Strength,
if I did I'd beat him to death;
Because I don't know how to crochet.
Note from Jo: I had planned on posting this today and after reading Tammy's post today laughed all the time I was working on mine and thought to myself... "I sure hope that Tammy knows how to crochet!"
Wishing all a blessed week..........