Dying Woman Writes Beautiful Dating Profile For Husband

I have been married to the most extraordinary man for 26 years. I was planning on at least another 26 together.

Want to hear a sick joke? A husband and wife walk into the emergency room in the late evening on Sept. 5, 2015. A few hours and tests later, the doctor clarifies that the unusual pain the wife is feeling on her right side isn’t the no-biggie appendicitis they suspected but rather ovarian cancer.

This is how author Amy Rosenthal introduces both her husband and her illness her essay in the wildly popular New York Times column, Modern Love entitled "You May Want To Marry My Husband"

Amy, who has gone weeks without real food and predicts she only has days left, writes a dating profile for her husband as a final gift to a man she never wants to be alone.

Here is the kind of man Jason is: He showed up at our first pregnancy ultrasound with flowers. This is a man who, because he is always up early, surprises me every Sunday morning by making some kind of oddball smiley face out of items near the coffeepot: a spoon, a mug, a banana.

We don't want to spoil the rest of it for you, you should really read it for yourself- and don't forget tissues. The column has become one of Modern Love's most shared to-date. Read it for yourself here

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