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The wife of Thomas Carlyle (a British historian and thinker) wrote in her diary of her hunger for a word of appreciation and love from her husband. After her death, Carlyle read the diary and with a broken heart, repeated over and over, “If I had only known! If I had only known!” That is certainly the way it is sometimes. . . if we had only known and been aware of the value of God’s economy.