Valentine’s Day isn’t just for the newly-in-love. Apparently, nor is it just for the living. A deceased husband arranged to carry on his yearly Valentine’s Day tradition so that his wife would know that his love for her is eternal.
Sue Johnston, 68, wrote in to a magazine and explained that her husband would send her a beautiful bouquet of roses each year on Valentine’s Day. Each year, the card read the same: “My love for you grows.” For 46 years, his bouquets came without fail, the card reading the same five simple words.
“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.’ “
This man knew how to woo his wife, even after his death.
What’s the most romantic Valentine’s Day gift you’ve ever received?
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