Ready to have your heart melt? Read about the Texas woman who still receives Valentine's Day flowers from her deceased husband. Warning: You might want to have the tissues handy for this sweet story.
Today husbands everywhere are picking up bouquets of roses
and other favorite Valentine's Day flowers
, but there is one man who went the extra mile to make sure his wife receives flowers every year for the rest of her life as the ultimate romantic gesture.Sue Johnston
, 68, from Houston, Texas wrote to a magazine and explained the unexpected surprise she received 10 months after she lost her husband John. Before passing away, her husband of 46 years made a pre-paid arrangement with a florist company to continue delivering flowers every Valentine's Day for years to come.
Her letter reads:
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.'"(Via Huffington Post)
News of this sweet story and a picture of the magazine article
has been making its way across Twitter. The magazine publisher has not yet been confirmed, but there is speculation that the letter came from Redbook Magazine
One thing is for sure. This ultimate romantic gesture is causing people to take pause and re-evaluate the meaning of eternal love.
Now pass the tissues please.