CASPER, Wyo. — It’s not uncommon for a husband to send his wife flowers on Valentine’s Day. But for Shelly Golay, this gesture means more than just flowers.
“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,” Golay said.
In February 2014, Jim Golay was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor.
“My husband was dealing with brain cancer,” Shelly Golay said. “He had a Glioblastoma and it was an uphill climb. The diagnosis wasn’t good.”
Jim Golay wanted to make Valentine’s Day special for his wife, but he knew his days were limited. So he came to a flower shop to set up a plan so Shelly would always remember how much Jim loved her on Valentine’s Day.
“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,” florist Jessie Row said.
The flowers this year were delivered two days before Valentine’s Day. And when Shelly first saw the flowers were from Jim, she was speechless.
“I thought the kids sent the flowers to begin with,” she said.
So she contacted the flower shop about it only to find out Jim’s everlasting Valentine’s Day plan.
“She called the other day,” Row said. “We all started almost balling, 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.”
Added Shelly: “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.
“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.”