After being diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor almost exactly one year ago today, one husband immediately arranged a plan for his wife to always remember him on Valentine’s Day.
One Casper woman, who lost her husband this past July, says his spirit lives on through his Valentine’s Day flowers.
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.”
It’s not uncommon for a husband to send his wife flowers on Valentine’s Day, but for Shelly Golay, 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.”
Last February, Shelly’s husband Jim was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. “It was an uphill climb. The diagnosis wasn’t good.”
Jim wanted to make Valentine’s Day special for his wife Shelly, but he knew his days were limited. So, he came to this flower shop to setup a plan so that Shelly would always remember how much Jim loved her on Valentine’s Day.
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.
“I though the kids sent the flowers to begin with.”
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. There are different ways to cope with loss but those flowers would have made her feel so much better. 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.”