I can’t imagine losing the love of my life. For Debra Tenney, it became the devastating reality when her husband, of nearly 45 years, Randy died of cancer last December.
Two months later, on Valentine’s Day, Debra, from Arizona, received a delivery of flowers with a handwritten note that left her and her children in tears.
Debra and Randy Tenney were married in 1974. The couple had eight children together and each year he would surprise his wife with flowers and a poem on Valentine’s Day.
But last year, life took a dark turn for Randy when he was diagnosed with glioblastoma, a rare brain cancer, and was told he didn’t have long left on this earth. The 65-year-old passed away in December 2019.
This year was the first year Debra celebrated Valentine’s Day alone. But little did she know that her beloved husband had planned a gift that would offer her so much comfort in her hour of need.
On Valentine’s Day Debra received a large bouquet of yellow roses crowned with one single red rose.
With the beautiful bouquet was a hand-written card from Randy which read: “Roses are red, Violets are blue, Yelling from Heaven that I will always love you. With love from your eternal Valentine, R.T.”
Not only was she overcome by the gift that her husband planned despite knowing he didn’t have very long to live, but the significance of his flower choice moved her.
“She knew right away they were his because of the yellow flowers. He had this saying that he loved to scatter sunshine. It was his life motto,” their son Jeff Tenney told Fox News.
‘P.S. I Love You’ miracle
“My sister had said just how happy and special that had made her feel … and that at the lowest part of his life and some of the biggest struggles that he had been through, he was still thinking of her,” he added.
Debra said how special she felt that her husband thought of her right up until the end.
“When I walked over and opened the card, I couldn’t even control myself. It was, it was him,” Debra told KPHO. “I guess you could call this my real life ‘P.S. I Love You’ miracle.”
Randy’s beautiful gesture of love to his wife Debra is so moving. It just shows that love is truly eternal and nothing can get in the way – not even death.
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