After learning she didn't have long to live, author #Amy Krouse Rosenthal wrote a dating profile for her husband she will leave behind. She wants someone to find as much happiness with him as she has experienced. The letter was not just another letter. It was posted in the New York Times and has brought tears to many people's eyes because Rosenthal is dying from terminal cancer.
Reason for letter
The 51-year-old wife tells readers that she is facing a pressing deadline.
So, she writes a letter that is twofold. It is both a love letter to her husband of 26 years, and it is also a dating profile to find a replacement as Jason's wife.
Writing the letter might have been easy to write in a way but very difficult to write in other ways. Amy is the author of more than 30 children's books, novels and memoirs. That makes her qualified to write good material. It was challenging to write something so personal and final because it involves her real life situation. She was diagnosed with #ovarian cancer on September 5, 2015. That was the same day the youngest of their three children left for college. Amy and Jason were planning other things as empty-nesters.
Amy's love letter to Jason also doubles as his dating profile.
She described him based on being with him over two decades. She describes how he looks, what he likes and dislikes, and other personal things about him. She says Jason is easy to love. In fact, she fell in love with him the first day they met. She knew then that she would marry him.
The dying wife ends her love letter by saying she wishes she had more time. She adds that she hopes the right person will read her letter, find Jason, and another love story can begin.
Reaction to letter
Jason was touched by the letter his wife wrote. After the letter in the form of an essay went viral, people reported that it caused them to weep. Hosts on talk shows wiped tears from their eyes as they commented on the letter. Twitter followers shared their sadness after learning about Amy's illness and her desire for someone else to be happy with her husband.
For a beautiful and devastating gut punch this morning I HIGHLY recommend Amy Krouse Rosenthal's Modern Love piece https://t.co/7u4Uk8qVTS— Claire Bunschoten (@clairebnschtn) March 3, 2017