This couple were married for a little over two decades, but the woman will continue the journey of life alone since her husband died after being admitted to a hospital for a long period. But before he took his last breath, he made sure to leave a note for his devoted wife, telling her how much he loved her.
“If I don’t make it I want you to know that I lived a happy wonderful life with you and would never have traded it for all the riches in the world,” the man, Billy wrote in the letter.
“I also want you to be happy and continue to live your life without me and with no regrets. We had our time and it was wonderful.” Billy’s brother, Pedro, said he sent the letter to his wife just before he was intubated. “At that moment, me and her both realized, this is his final letter,” Pedro said.
“It’s bittersweet. She got to receive her last love letter from my little brother, and that breaks her heart in pieces. Billy was just a great individual. He set seeds in people’s hearts and they just grew. I’m going to miss his laughter. You could hear that laughter coming down the hall,” Pedro said.
Billy was admitted to the hospital due to health issues. His health started to deteriorate several months later when he eventually passed away despite the doctors’ best efforts to save his life. According to his brother, Billy was a romantic at heart, and he would send love letters to his wife, Sonya, often.
“I think he was trying to give me permission to be happy without him. That was hard to read. But he took care of me and took care of everyone, so I’m not surprised he wrote that. However, I will cherish Billy’s letter for as long as I’m alive, and for Billy, I will “keep fighting,” Sonya said.