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February 13, 2013

Deceased Husband Continues to Send Valentine’s Day Flowers to His Wife Long After His Death


Valentine’s Day is tomorrow and I imagine lots of guys and gals will be scrambling to get their sweetheart that perfect V-Day gift. John Johnston already has a Valentine’s gift for his wife picked out and paid for — even though he passed away years ago.

Every Valentine’s Day for the past 46 years, Sue Johnston received a beautiful bouquet of flowers from her husband John.

After his death, she was resigned to spend Valentine’s day alone. But lo and behold — Sue received a bouquet on that special day. She was shocked. There must’ve been a mistake, she thought. Sue called the florist and discovered that her husband had prepaid for the flowers before his death. He would be sending her flowers for many Valentine’s Days to come. The note with the bouquet read “My love for you is eternal.”

Read below to hear Sue and John’s love story.

Warning: Have some Kleenex ready for your own good.

“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.'”