Mason’s family was devastated when he passed away at the age of 51 from a ruptured artery.
It was an untimely death that left everyone heartbroken.
A few months after Mason’s death, his son noticed that one of the legs on the workbench was broken, which was something that his dad built for his mom. Since Mason taught his son everything about carpentry, fixing this workbench wasn’t a problem for his son. So, he decided to dismantle the bench and rebuild it.
Then, he noticed something underneath the workbench.
It was a handwritten note scribbled in a red marker. When Mason’s son read it, he immediately realized that this was a letter from his father.
The inscription reads:
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 I 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.
After reading his father’s message, he showed it to his mom. His mom and the rest of the family were in tears. Had he not taken the bench apart, no one would have been able to discover this beautiful message.
To preserve this message from his father, Mason’s son removed the two planks from the center and mounted them in a frame. He also decided to share this amazing story on Imgur, which inspired others to share their own stories in the face of loss.
Even though Mason passed away too soon without a warning, his wife will always know how much he loved and appreciated her. I hope this story also inspires you to let your loved ones know how you feel.