This Husband Made Sure his Wife Would get Flowers on Valentine’s Day- Even Long After his Death.
It’s not an uncommon thing to think of the future. Here are two stories where loving husbands made plans to let their brides know that love is eternal.
Richard and Tracey Cox of Georgetown, Kentucky wed in 1986 and had 4 children – 3 boys and a girl. In 2009, Richard was diagnosed with Stage 4 throat cancer. Before he passed away in 2012, the husband and wife renewed their vows. But Richard’s love and affection for his wife even extends beyond the grave.
Tracey’s birthday is February 13th and the nationally recognized day of love is the next day. So Richard made arrangements that she would receive flowers every year on that day with a personalized note from him, reading “Happy Birthday and Valentine’s Day. Love Rich.”
Their son Nicholas says that his father taught him about true love. “We need to continue to instill it in our young ones. My father did this, this is probably my greatest gift he taught me.”
See Melissa Ratliff, This Husband Made Sure his Wife Would get Flowers on Valentine’s Day — Even Long After his Death, Kgun9.com, February 14, 2020.
Richard was not the only man who thought of his wife and their 45 year love affair after his death. Debbie’s husband lost his battle with cancer, but he made sure she got one final Valentine’s Day gift. Read about their story here.