Shoe Box Dolls….Romans 2:7

A man and woman had been married for more than 60 years.  They had  shared everything. They had talked about everything.  They had 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 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 dolls, 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.’
Dear Lord, I pray for Wisdom to understand my man;
Love to forgive him, and Patience for his moods.
Because Lord, if I pray for Strength,  I’ll  beat him to death, because I don’t have time to crochet.

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