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Terminally ill man arranges flowers to be delivered to wife every Valentine's
March 4, 2017
Facing Valentine's Day alone after losing your husband or wife can be one of the most difficult days of the year. But a dying husband's well-thought-out plans made sure his wife wouldn't have to suffer the romantic holiday alone.
Jim Golay died of brain cancer in June of 2014, which left widow Shelly Golay flabbergasted when a dozen roses came to her office on Feb. 12, 2015, with a card reading, "Happy Valentine's Day Honey. Stay Strong! Yours forever. Love Jim," according to story from "Today."
Shelly Golay, who lives in Casper, Wyo., first thought her kids had sent the flowers, but then called the shop that had sent them to see what the source was after reading the card, according to a story from KCWY News. That's when she found out that her late husband had made arrangements so that she would receive Valentine's Day flowers from him every year until she passed away.
"She called the other day, we all almost started bawling," Jesse Row, the florist who took on the job from Jim Golay, told KCWY. "It was really touching to hear the story and know that he had done that for her. It seems like something that only happens at the movies or that you hear about."
Shelly's love for her husband is just as strong as ever.
"It was inspiring to be around him," she told "Today." "I called him my Ironman because when he went through chemo, he didn't act like a chemo patient."