Grieving Husband Was About To Throw Away His Wife's Plant, But Suddenly Notices THIS...
A Grieving Husband Planted Four Miles of Sunflowers in a Loving Tribute to His Wife
Before she passed away, Babbette Jaquish wrote a letter to her husband, Don, and stashed it in a desk drawer. "Feel me in the morning air, and when you wake up and make your coffee, I will be there always," she wrote. In a heartwarming tribute to the love of his life, Don has brought her memory into nature, planting miles and miles of her favorite flower, KARE-TV reports.
Babbette died of multiple myeloma in November after a nearly nine-year fight with the disease. Her favorite flowers were sunflowers, so much so that she was frequently called the "sunflower lady" around town, frequently planting them in her yard. She had an idea to sell the flowers to fund cancer research, according to theLeader-Telegram, but her sickness prevented her from seeing the results. After she passed away, Don and her daughter, Jenny White, saw it through.
Don planted more than four miles of sunflowers on both sides of Wisconsin State Road 85; the strip is 60 feet wide and crosses five farms outside of Eau Claire. Babbette's Seeds of Hope will harvest the seeds and flowers and sell them. A portion of the proceeds will go to hospitals, research, and patient advocacy.
Aside from the obvious good cause, the project is helping Don and Jenny mourn. "Every time I look out there, I think of her and what she meant to me and so many others," Don told theLeader-Telegram.
Video: Husband honors late wife in magical way
Sausage and Potato Taco Filling
Clean Eating Raspberry Oat Bars
The Best Pie for Your Zodiac Sign
How to Be Ambitious
How to Find a Naturopathic Doctor
How to Wear Appropriate Colors for a Job Interview
Dangerfood: Beef Jerky
Olympia Le-Tan Launches Magical Alice In Wonderland Collection
How to Navigate the Initial Conference of Formal Discovery
6 Embarrassing Health Questions—Answered
I Lived Like Kate Middleton For a Week