CASPER, Wyo. – After being diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor last year, one husband immediately arranged a plan for his wife to always be remembered on Valentine’s Day.
“He’s such an amazing man and he is just, can love beyond boundaries. There is no boundaries with him, even in death. He’s just amazing,” said Shelly Golay.
It’s not uncommon for a husband to send his wife flowers on Valentine’s Day.
For Shelly Golay, the gesture means more than a simple sentiment.
“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,” she said.
It sounds like something from the movies.
Last February, Shelly’s husband, Jim, was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor.
“My husband was dealing with brain cancer. He had a glioblastoma and it was an uphill climb. The diagnosis wasn’t good,” she said.
Jim wanted to make Valentine’s Day special for Shelly, but he knew his days were limited.
He went to a flower shop and set up a plan so that Shelly would always know how much he loved her.
“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 flowers, the assorted roses, mixed colors, things like that, every day until she dies,” said Jessie Row, the florist, told KTLA.
The flowers were delivered two days before Valentine’s Day with a simple note.
“Happy Valentine’s Day Honey. Stay Strong! Yours Forever, Love Jim,” the note read.
When Shelly saw the note, she was speechless.
“I thought the kids sent the flowers to begin with,” she said.
She contacted the flower shop and then learned of Jim’s everlasting Valentine’s Day plan.
“She called the other day. We all started almost bawling, so it was really touching to hear the story and know that he had done that for her. It seems like something that only happens in the movies or that you hear about,” said Row.
“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,” said Golay.
Golay says she plans to preserve the flowers from her husband to continually celebrate this Valentine’s Day.