Think you're really special because your husband responded to your email reminding him to buy you flowers for Valentine's Day? Well, evidently we should higher our standards and expectations because there are men out there, er, there was a man out there, who absolutely knew how to make his wife feel cherished and loved on Cupid's big day.
Sue Johnston, 68, from Houston, Texas, wrote into a magazine and explained how her deceased husband to whom she was married for 46 years had a pre-paid arrangement with the florist to send her flowers every Valentine's Day from him, beyond the grave. Read her moving words and just melt into their love. Do it.
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My Sweet husband, John, and I were married for 46 years. Each Valentine's Day, he’d send me the most beautiful flowers containing a note with five simple words: "My love for you grows." Four children, 46 bouquets and a lifetime of love were his legacy to me when he passed away two years ago.
On my first Valentine's Day alone, 10 months after I lost him, I was shocked to receive a gorgeous bouquet addressed to me ... from John. Angry and heartbroken, I called the florist to say there had been a mistake. The florist replied, "No, ma'am, it's not a mistake. Before he passed away, your husband prepaid for many years and asked us to guarantee that you’d continue getting bouquets every Valentine’s Day." With my heart in my throat, I hung up the phone and read the attached card. It said, 'My love for you is eternal.'
Here's the magazine entry:
And now I'm going to go sob into my coffee and wonder aloud to my half and half whatever happened to true love. Happy Valentine's Day!
What's the sweetest gift you've ever received for Valentine's Day?