Husband Passes Away, Continues to Send Wife Flowers From Beyond the Grave
A few months ago, one of my friends lost her battle against cancer, but not before she and I had some long chats about the things she wished she could do for those she would be leaving behind. Little things to remind them that even though she was gone, she was still with them.
I don't even know what I'd do without my husband. I actually can't remember what my life was like before him and don't even want to think of facing life without him. Jay is the glue that holds my world together, my sanity when I have none, my voice of reason, my protector, the love of my life. And, Jay is the master of small surprises and romantic gestures that let me know that no matter how crazy our life might be, he still loves me deeply. I think all of those reasons are why this story has hit my heart especially hard- because I can see Jay doing something like this.
I'll warn you that this is one of those stories you'd expect to read in a Chicken Soup For The Soul book while clutching a wad of tissues and bawling your eyes out. I can't verify the legitimacy of this story. I don't know if it's true or if it was made up by someone with a very romantic heart, but either way, it's a tear jerker and will definitely get you thinking about life and those you cherish.
The Huffington Post shared a clip from an unknown magazine which tells the story of a 68-year-old woman named Sue Johnston from Houston, Texas whose husband has continued to shower her with love, even from beyond the grave.
According to the magazine blurb from Sue,
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.'"
Sue's husband isn't the only man who arranged to have flowers sent to her from beyond the grave. Jack Benny arranged for a single red rose to be delivered to his wife every single day following his death.