Eternal Love: Deceased Husband Sends Wife Flowers From The Grave
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.
Johnston was obviously surprised when, on her first Valentine’s Day as a widow, she received her usual bouquet — from her deceased husband. Read Sue’s story:
“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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