Sometimes in life, you find a special person;
Someone who changes your life just by being part of it;
Someone who makes you laugh until you can't stop;
Someone who makes you believe that there really is good in the world.
Someone who convinces you that there really is an unlocked door just
waiting for you to open it.
This is Forever Love. 2
|Red Roses For A Special Lady
-- a very special love story --
Love's greatest gift is its ability to
make everything it touches sacred. 1
Red roses were her favourites.
Her name was also Rose.
And every year her husband sent them, tied with pretty bows.
The year he died, the roses were delivered to her door.
The card said, "Be my Valentine", like all the years before.
Each year he sent her roses, and the note would always say,
"I love you even more this year, than last year on this day.
My love for you will always grow, with every passing year."
She knew this was the last time that the roses would appear.
She thought, he ordered roses in advance before this day.
Her loving husband did not know that he would pass away.
He always liked to do things early, way before the time.
Then, if he got too busy, everything would work out fine.
She trimmed the stems, and placed them in a very special vase; then
sat the vase beside the portrait of his smiling face.
She would sit for hours, in her husband's favourite chair, while staring
at his picture, and the roses sitting there.
A year went by, and it was hard to live without her mate, with
loneliness and solitude that had become her fate.
Then, the very hour, as on Valentines before, the doorbell rang and
there were roses, sitting by her door.
She brought the roses in and then just looked at them in shock.
The owner answered.
She asked him if he would explain; why would someone do this to her,
causing her such pain?
"I know your husband passed away, more than a year ago," the owner
said, "I knew you'd call, and you would want to know. The flowers you
received today were paid for in advance.
Your husband always planned ahead, he left nothing to chance. There
is a standing order, that I have on file down here, and he has paid,
well in advance; you'll get them every year.
There also is another thing, which I think you should know; he wrote a
special little card... he did this years ago. Then, should ever I find out
that he's no longer here, that's the card . . . that should be sent, to
you the following year".
She thanked him and hung up the phone, her tears now flowing hard.
Her fingers shaking as she slowly reached to get the card.
Inside the card, she saw that he had written her a note. Then, as she
stared in total silence, this is what he wrote . . .
"Hello my love, I know it's been a year since I've been gone, I hope it
hasn't been too hard for you to overcome. I know it must be lonely,
and the pain is very real.
For if it was the other way, I know how I would feel.
The love we shared made everything so beautiful in life.
I loved you more than words can say; you were the perfect wife.
You were my friend and lover; you fulfilled my every need.
I know it's only been a year, but please try not to grieve.
I want you to be happy, even when you shed your tears.
That is why the roses will be sent to you for years.
When you get these roses, think of all the happiness that we had
together, and how both of us were blessed.
I have always loved you and I know I always will. But, my love, you
must go on, you have some living still.
Please . . . try to find happiness, while living out your days.
I know it is not easy, but I hope you find some ways.
The roses will come every year, and they will only stop when your
door's not answered, when the florist stops to knock.
He will come five times that day, in case you have gone out.
But after his last visit, he will know without a doubt to take the
roses to the place, where I've instructed him, and place the roses
where we are together, once again."
MorningStar Inspirations from
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Love is a force more formidable than any other.
It is invisible - it cannot be seen or measured,
yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment,
and offer you more joy than any material possession could. 3
The real act of marriage takes place in the heart,
not in the ballroom or church or synagogue.
It's a choice you make - not just on your wedding day,
but over and over again
- and that choice is reflected in the way you treat your husband or wife. 4
. . . this vignette of life
represents my own personal
declaration and belief - and it
is also my Valentine for my
very special lady.
Deep Peace of the Shining
Stars and my Love to you, my
 -Barbara de Angelis
 -Roses For Rose ~James A. Kisner
[3 & 4] -Barbara de Angelis