Widow stunned to receive Valentine’s Day flowers from late husband after he arranged for her to receive bouquet every year
Shelly Golay, 52, received Valentine’s flowers last week with a note reading: ‘Stay Strong! Yours Forever, Love Jim’
She learned that her husband had sent the flowers after he was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor last year; he passed away aged 53 in June
Jim Golay called the flower shop before he died to request that his wife get a bouquet every year of her life
Jim and Shelly Golay
Shelly Golay says, “He’s such an amazing man and he just can love beyond boundaries. There is no boundaries with him, even in death. He’s just amazing.” She initially thought her children had sent them,She likened it to the true love of fairy tales.
It’s not uncommon for a husband to send his wife flowers on Valentine’s Day, but for her , this gesture means more than just flowers.
“Until the day I die, I’ll get Valentine’s flowers on Valentine’s Day and that’s just a testament of his love all over again.”
Jessie Row works at the flower shop Jim went to make this arrangement. She says, “Basically, he had called and set it up before he passed and what it’s going to be is just every Valentine’s Day, just some of her favorite assorted colored roses will be sent until the day she dies.” The flowers were delivered two days before Valentine’s Day and when Shelly first saw the flowers were from Jim, she was speechless. So she contacted the flowers shop about it, only to find out about Jim’s everlasting Valentine’s Day plan.”
Row says, “She called the other day, we all almost started bawling. So it was really touching to hear the story and know that he had done that for her. It sees like something that only happens in the movies or that you hear about.”
This is one Valentine’s Day Shelly will always remember.
Shelly says, “It was true love and you just don’t find that very often, you know. The fairy tale romance, the knight in shining armor, you just don’t find that. And even though we didn’t get the fairy tale ending, it was amazing.”
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