Many say true love never dies and that seems to be true for John Polo and Michelle. They were high school sweethearts who found each other once again later in life as adults. It was like something out of a romantic movie you see on Hallmark Channel.
The year was 2013 when they finally decided they wanted to get married. But sadly the wedding day they dreamed about for so long would never happen.
That same year, doctors told Michelle that she had an uncommon and severe cancer. When the cancer spread in 2015, the couple began to count the days she had left. They decided to plan the big wedding they had always dreamed of anyways.
Two weeks before the wedding day, Michelle passed away. John was in a state of shock. He couldn’t beleive how quickly the disease ended her life.
Just one week after the death of his dear Michelle, John laid in bed one day and gathered enough courage to look through her phone.
That’s when he saw the picture.
“I was happy and devastated at the same time, but if I had to choose one emotion to describe how I felt when I saw it, it would be pride,” he told Daily Mail. “I felt pride she was my wife.”
On her phone, there was a picture she had never showed him. A picture of her looking happy in the wedding dress she was going to be married in.
“That’s my wife. In her wedding dress,” John writes in an emotional post on his Facebook page. “A wedding dress that I never got to see her in.”
The post which was accompanied by the picture itself, is posted on a Facebook page John created called ‘Better Not Bitter Widower’. A page for him to process his grief as well as a way to honor his wife.
We might lose the ones we love but the love will never die.