A one of a kind HUSBAND...

true love last for a lifetime and beyond - sharing precious time together
Philippines
March 14, 2007 3:34pm CST
This is a story of a couple who was been married for 70 years.. Each year he sent her roses, and the note would always say, I love you even more this year, than last year on this day. My love for you will always grow, with every passing year." She knew this was the last time that the roses would appear. She thought, he ordered roses in advance before this day. Her loving husband did not know, that he would pass away. He always liked to do things early, way before the time. Then, if he got too busy, everything would work out fine. She trimmed the stems and placed them in a very special vase. Then, sat the vase beside the portrait of his smiling face. She would sit for hours, In her husband's favorite chair. While staring at his picture, and the roses sitting there. A year went by, and it was to live without her mate. With loneliness and solitude, that had become her fate. Then, the very hour, as on Valentines before, The doorbell rang, and there were roses sitting by her door. She brought the roses in, and then just looked at them in shock. Then, went to get the telephone, to call the florist shop. The owner answered, and she asked him, if he would explain, Why would someone do this to her, causing her such pain? "I know your husband passed away, more than a year ago," The owner said, "I knew you'd call, and you would want to know. The flowers you received today, were paid for in advance. Your husband always planned ahead, he left nothing to chance. There is a standing order, that I have on file down here, And he has paid, well in advance, you'll get them every year. There also is another thing, that I think you should know, He wrote a special little card... he did this years ago. Then, should ever I find out that he's no longer here, that's the card that should be sent to you the following year." She thanked him and hung up the phone, her tears now flowing hard. Her fingers shaking, as she slowly reached To get the card. Inside the card, she saw that he had written her a note. Then, as she stared in total silence, this is what he wrote... "Hello my love, I know it's been a year since I've been gone. I hope it hasn't been too hard for you to overcome. I know it must be lonely, and the pain is very real. Or if it was the other way, I know how I would feel. The love we shared made everything so beautiful in life. I loved you more than words can say, you were the perfect wife. You were my friend and lover, you fulfilled my every need. I know it's only been a year, but please try not to grieve. I want you to be happy, even when you shed your tears. That is why the roses will be sent to you for years. When you get these roses, think of all the happiness, That we had together, and how both of us were blessed. I have always loved you and I know I always will. But, my love, you must go on, you have some living still. Please...try to find happiness, while living out your days. I know it is not easy, but I hope you find some ways. The roses will come every year, and they will only stop, When your door's not answered, when the florist stops to knock. He will come five times that day, in case you have gone out. But after his last visit, he will know without a doubt To take the roses to the place, where I've instructed him. and place the roses where we are, together once again. Sometimes in life, you find a special friend; Someone who changes your life just by being part of it. Someone who makes you laugh until you can't stop; Someone who makes you believe that there really is good in the world. Someone who convinces you that there really is an unlocked door just waiting for you to open it. This was a touching story forwarded to me by my friend thru email and really made me cried and gives the rest of us a challenge..doesn't it? Hope my mylot friends love the story.
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19 responses
@bluewings (3857)
14 Mar 07
I think that's the best thread I read on Mylot.I can say nothing that could express how I feel about it.*Thankyou*
• Philippines
15 Mar 07
ohhh!! thanks for the compliment bluewings you are a really gentleman. I think when you get married you will be one of the rare kind. thanks bluewings!!
@bluewings (3857)
15 Mar 07
Don't know about me ,but you certainly are.
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@Anniedup (3652)
• Richards Bay, South Africa
16 Mar 07
This is a unbelievably beautiful story! I bet you everyone that read this were grabbing for their handkerchiefs, because that is what I did:) I think I am going to print this and very subtly put it where my hubby can read it:) Thank you for sharing it with us.
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• Philippines
17 Mar 07
Thanks Anniedup! I really cried everytime I read this story and I also forwarded this story via email to my husband. I was delighted you love the story annie!
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@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
15 Mar 07
Oh what a loving man this man was that is so lovely. Who wouldn't be shaking with such tender care and love this man shared with his wife. It is a very touching and loving story that I have ever heard in all my life thank you so much for sharing this with me and other members of mylot how wonderful someone can be and show they really do love their partner.
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• Philippines
15 Mar 07
Thank's kathy I really think this is one of the great story I ever read that's why I can't help to share it too some of my great friends here on myLot. thank you so much kathy my friend!
@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
15 Mar 07
What a lovely poem. Thanks for sharing it with us maribel. Have a beautiful day.
• Philippines
15 Mar 07
Thanks mipen my dear friend! I really love the very essence of this story. It is somewhat inspiration and challenge for a young couple like me. Have a great day my friend! maribel
@sigma77 (5385)
• United States
15 Mar 07
If you made that up, you are truly brilliant. If not, you are brilliant for posting it here. Thanks. Not much to add to that story, it says everything about long term relationships.
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• Philippines
15 Mar 07
Thank's sigma for the compliment this love story was been forwarded by a close friend of mine and I really think that this is really worth sharing to my dear friends here on myLot who appreciate a good story like you. thanks sigma!
@Anakata2007 (1789)
• Canada
14 Mar 07
That's very nice and romantic. thanks for posting. It made me tear up a bit too.
• Philippines
15 Mar 07
You're welcome Anakata! I really think this love story is really needed to challenge us and to inspired us. thanks again!!
@mummymo (23709)
14 Mar 07
Maribel thank you so much for sharing this with us all, it made me weep by the end but it was so romantic and inspiring ! xx
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• Philippines
15 Mar 07
Hi mummymo! I really feel the same the moment I read the story and even I re read it again same feeling I had it resulted a teary eyes...This love story is worth sharing really. thanks mummymo!!!
@elisa812 (3033)
• United States
14 Mar 07
Thank you so much for sharing this story! This is so sweet, and it made me cry when I read it! I am definitely going to email it to my new husband. :)
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• Philippines
15 Mar 07
Hi elisa! I really think love story like this is worth sharing it is encouraging story of love and admiration. thanks elisa!
@Marie2473 (8523)
• Sweden
14 Mar 07
I am at work right now and reading this made me tear up.. My co-workers are asking whats wrong =9 I will for sure forward this to all of them . Thanx for sharing it!
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• Philippines
15 Mar 07
Thanks marie2473! I think this story is really worth sharing. I am happy you like it as I do. I really moves me. Thanks again.
@weemam (13389)
18 Mar 07
My friend , I read this story some time ago , but as you know I almost lost my hubby last year , and reading it tonight made me cry and realise once again just how lucky I am , thank you xx
@afeiecho (23)
• China
16 Mar 07
yes is a touching story. I love it. I'm glad you posted. Thanks for sharing.
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@honeyangel (1993)
15 Mar 07
now thats what i call love i thought this was amazing story thanx for sharing it with us
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@winterose (39913)
• Canada
15 Mar 07
I remember reading this story on the internet, it is one of the most beautiful stories I have ever read. It is a true testament of love
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@mauier113 (688)
• Philippines
15 Mar 07
hi, maribel. This story made me cry, I admire couples who deeply love each other esp. when they got old. Sometimes I believe its hard for us to find love stories like this nowadays that couples easily get separated, annulled or divorced. This is such a story I would love to hear and I would surely share this with my bestfriend, my husband. Because we always tell each other laughingly "kahit maputi na ang buhok ko", that we will still be together.
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@rubypatson (1843)
• India
15 Mar 07
Truely a touching story
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@cooky28 (742)
• Australia
15 Mar 07
yes it was a loverly story and i will give you a plus for that,lots of hugs.
• Philippines
15 Mar 07
a mighty good one my friend! a love story like that is one in a million and the bonding is mighty strong even if the other half is already gone...
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@linda345 (2661)
• Canada
15 Mar 07
This is a beautiful love story. I can only hope my husband will love me as long and as much as this man did for his wife.
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@mtdewgurl74 (18124)
• United States
27 Mar 07
I am glad it is twelve o'clock at night,because others would be wondering why I am crying my head of in such a blubbering state. But all I would be able to do in answer would to point at this because on this very night I read something that was beautiful indeed. A love that was powerful still when the hubby was 6 foot deep. Makes you wonder still where all the romantics have gone. now that is what you call a love that leaps the bounds of time. I loved this very much it has touched something in me deep and reminded me of my grandparents who have passed away.Seemed the more I read the harder I cried.. Thank you for this I am sure it will have others myself included thankful for the love they have.