One day, during an evening class for adults, the

psychology Teacher entered the class and told

students,

“Let’s all play a game!” “ What Game?”

The Teacher asked one of the students to volunteer.

A gentleman, femi came forward.

The Teacher asked him to write 30 names of most

important people in his life on blackboard.

Femi wrote names of his family members, relatives,

friends, his colleagues and his neighbors.

The Teacher told him to erase 3 names that femi

considered most unimportant. Femi erased names

of his

colleagues. The Teacher again told him to delete 5

more

names. Femi erased his neighbor’s names.

This went on until there were just four names left on

the

blackboard. These were names of his mother,

father,

wife and the only daughter…

The entire class became silent realizing that this

wasn’t a

game anymore for femi alone.

Now, The Teacher told him to delete two more

names.

It was a very difficult choice for femi. he unwillingly

deleted his parents names. “Please delete one

more” said

the Teacher. Femi became very nervous and with

trembling hands and tears in his eyes he deleted

his

daughters name. Femi cried painfully…

The Teacher told femi to take his seat.

After a while Teacher asked “why your wife? The

parents

are the ones that nurtured you, and the daughter is

the

one you gave birth to ??? And you can always find

another wife!!!”

Total silence in the class.

Everyone was curious to know his response. Femi

calmly

and slowly said, “One day my parents will pass

away

before me. My daughter may also leave me when

she

grows old, for her studies or business or marriage

to live

with her husband or whatever reason. The only one

who

will truly share her entire life with me, is my wife”.

All the

students stood up and applauded him for sharing

this

truth of life.

This is true. So always value your life partner, it’s

not

only for wives but husbands as well.

God has united these two souls and it’s on you now

to

nurture this relationship above all.