SHOW LOW, AZ (3TV/CBS 5)-- Just two months after Debra Tenney said goodbye to her husband for the last time, she received a delivery of flowers from him in Show Low.
Randy Tenney passed away in December after a 4-month long battle with glioblastoma, which is a rare form of brain cancer. On Friday, a bouquet of yellow flowers and a single red rose arrived for Debra with a card that read: “Roses are red, violets are blue, yelling from Heaven that I will always love you. With love from, your eternal Valentine, R.T.”
In a video recorded by her daughter, Debra collapses into her daughter’s arms in tears after reading the card. Her daughter then says, “It was dad’s idea, mom.”
Arizona's Family met up with Debra on Friday to talk to her about the tender moment. She said the gift had Randy's name all over it. "My husband would give me a card that he wrote every year, usually in crayon, and it always started out with ‘Roses are red, violets are blue.’ Then something corny at the end. He always gave me flowers for Valentine’s Day, [and] yellow was his favorite color."
Debra said the surprise was a sweet reminder that she is loved. “I guess you could call this my real-life P.S. I Love You miracle.”
The Tenneys posted the video to Facebook, wanting to share the story in honor of their father. Randy and Debra married in 1974 in Taylor, Arizona, and had eight children together and 34 grandchildren.
Debra later wrote on her Facebook page: "Today I got a special delivery straight from heaven. Randy set this up before he passed away and I can’t think of anything sweeter. I miss my valentine so much. He’s the best."