When her beloved husband and father of her children passed away suddenly in February 2016 at the age of 51 from a ruptured artery, his wife was devastated. For years, he had been her rock and without him, she didn’t know how she could go on.
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In the months that followed his loss, his wife got involved in metal engraving to help subdue her grief. It worked for a time. Eventually, she needed a space to expand her work and moved to the workbench her husband had built for her, being a skilled carpenter.
During that same time, their grieving son realized that the work bench was wobbly. So, he went to reinforce the leg and secure them with bolts. He learned that technique from his departed father.
That’s when he realized something was hidden on the bench…
The son flipped over the workbench and saw something startling. His father had scribbled a note on the underside of the workbench. He had written paragraphs of lovely words in his trademark red marker.
If the grieving son had not been proactive to fix the workbench’s wobbly legs, they never would have discovered the beloved father’s final words. And he just had to share his miraculous find with the internet.
“My dad passed away on February 26th at the age of 51 from a ruptured artery,” his son wrote on Imgur. “He made this workbench for my mom, Becca, when she got into metal engraving.”
The son continued: “He was technically my step dad, but being as how I’ve never met my biological father, he was the only and best father I had.”
Mason, the man who passed, taught his son everything he knew about carpentry. Without his father passing on his skill, the young man never would have discovered the secret message.
The inscription read:
“I love you Becca.
“Whatever day this is, I hope it’s a good one. God truly answered my prayers the day he gave me you. I know that these days are the best I’ll ever have, and I’m glad you’re in them.
“I’m not sure if you’ll ever see this, but if you do, just know that I love you very much. If there is one thing want in life, it is to be as good to you as you are to me. If I can do that, I’ll be the happiest man alive.
“I love you beautiful wife. — Mason”
When the boy showed his father’s inscription to his mom, she was touched to tears. The discovery of the love note was both emotional and bittersweet.
Mason’s son and wife wanted the inscription preserved. The young man removed the two planks from the workbench and then installed them in a frame.
Now this man’s love note is going viral. And it is inspiring men all over the country to do the same kind of thing for their wives and loved ones.
Their son says, “I have never seen two people so much in love.”
How does this love note make you feel?