What’s a wife to do when she finds herself terminally ill and without much time left? If you’re a Amy Krouse Rosenthal, you write the most beautiful letter ever penned in an effort to find your beloved the perfect new wife to fill his heart once you’re gone. The New York Times Modern Love column titled, “You May Want To Marry My Husband,” Amy lovingly describes her husband Jason and what she hopes for his future after she passes. The essay, published Friday, has racked up hundreds of comments, with Facebook users calling it a “punch to the gut” and “heartbreakingly beautiful”.
Here is a short excerpt from the beautifully written work:
“First, the basics: He is 5-foot-10, 160 pounds, with salt-and-pepper hair and hazel eyes.
He is a sharp dresser. Our young adult sons, Justin and Miles, often borrow his clothes. Those who know him — or just happen to glance down at the gap between his dress slacks and dress shoes — know that he has a flair for fabulous socks. He is fit and enjoys keeping in shape.
Jason loves listening to live music; it’s our favorite thing to do together. I should also add that our 19-year-old daughter, Paris, would rather go to a concert with him than anyone else.”
I want more time with Jason. I want more time with my children. I want more time sipping martinis at the Green Mill Jazz Club on Thursday nights. But that is not going to happen. I probably have only a few days left being a person on this planet.”
I am wrapping this up on Valentine’s Day, and the most genuine, non-vase-oriented gift I can hope for is that the right person reads this, finds Jason, and another love story begins.”
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