A California widow received her annual Valentine’s Day bouquet from her late husband, who arranged for her to receive flowers forever after his passing.
Diana Maver, 77, was married to her beloved John for nearly 50 years before he died in October 2017. They shared three children, and even beyond the grave, John made sure his wife felt special on February 14th.
‘Love can exist through life and through death. “My dad is the most romantic man,” said the couple’s daughter.
Every Valentine’s Day since his passing, Diana wakes up to a bouquet of white and pink lilies on the doorstep of her East Bay home, which John arranged for her.
“We were married 47 years, but we actually met in high school when we were 16,” Maver told ABC7.
Diana Maver, 77, was married to her beloved John for almost 50 years before he died in October 2017.
The happy couple, who had three children together, in their wedding photo.
His daughter, Marilee Heard, said: ‘Through whatever magic works in your world, it is set up so that every year a bouquet of flowers appears on your doorstep from my father.
‘When these flowers arrive, you should see the smile that appears on their face. It is simply incredible the joy that floods her.
‘She just knows, she knows he’s there with her. Roses and lilies, white lilies. “They represented our love for each other.”
Every year the same bunch of buds and the same card arrive. John established the recurring payment for the rest of Diana’s life, so that she would never be without flowers on the day of her love.
The card he receives says: ‘I only have one heart and that is you. You will always be my Valentine.’
Every year, the same bunch of buds and the same card arrive at Diana’s door
John established the recurring payment for the rest of Diana’s life, so that she would never be without flowers on the day of love.
The happy couple is photographed in their youth.
Every Valentine’s Day since his passing, Diana has woken up to a bouquet of white and pink lilies on the doorstep of her East Bay home, which John arranged for her.
February 14 is usually a day when lovers prove that there are no limits when it comes to their affection for each other.
In Texas, a lover has gone to the US-Mexico border every Valentine’s Day in hopes of reuniting with a woman he met 28 years ago.
Marine Corps veteran Esteban Pérez, also known as the ‘soldier of love,’ is known for standing in full uniform on a street corner in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, while holding flowers and waiting for his heart’s desire, a who has only been named as Cecilia.
While the 59-year-old claimed that last year would be the last time he attempted to meet Cecilia, local Mexican media reported that he was seen again on Wednesday fulfilling his annual Valentine’s Day tradition.
Pérez, who now lives in Laredo, Texas, allegedly met Cecilia at a nightclub in the border city in 1996.
The couple’s daughter said that the gift her father gives Diana every Valentine’s Day shows that love has no limits
Diana is pictured with her husband John when she was in the hospital.
He previously said that the two dated for a few months before Cecilia broke up.
It’s unclear why they separated, but The Washington Post previously cited local reports claiming it had something to do with their military duties.
Not knowing how to contact her or where she was going, Perez started the Valentine’s Day tradition a few years after they broke up.
“I will only stop coming if she is married or has children,” Pérez once said.
“I have never been married, I have no children and I have never looked for another girl because I would never see in any other girl what I saw in Cecilia.”
Pérez, who has never revealed Cecilia’s full name, has become known in Nuevo Loredo for his Valentine’s Day traditions.
But locals said they have mixed feelings about the gesture.
“He looks very handsome in his suit,” said one local last year. “She’s missing out.”
Another added: ‘Let him do therapy… it’s been 25 years (sic).
‘It takes about six months to overcome grief. After that time we need an intervention.’