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Amy is dying, so she penned a dating profile for her husband.

It only took children’s author Amy Krouse Rosenthal one day to know she wanted to marry the man who would become her husband.

The couple met on a blind date when they were 24 years old.

Amy hadn’t expected much (despite having been told she and Jason were “perfect for each other”) but by the end of their first meal, she couldn’t imagine her life without him.

Now, after 26 years of marriage and three children, he has to imagine his life without her because soon she will die of ovarian cancer.

Amy Krouse Rosenthal. Source: Facebook

In an article for The New York Times entitled 'You May Want To Marry My Husband', Amy has penned a dating profile of sorts for the love of her life.

"He is an easy man to fall in love with. I did it in one day," she writes.

"I have never been on Tinder, Bumble or eHarmony, but I’m going to create a general profile for Jason right here, based on my experience of coexisting in the same house with him for, like, 9,490 days."

The mother-of-three lists her partner's attributes from his height to his hazel eyes to his salt and pepper hair.

"He is a sharp dresser. Our young adult sons, Justin and Miles, often borrow his clothes. Those who know him — or just happen to glance down at the gap between his dress slacks and dress shoes — know that he has a flair for fabulous socks," she writes.


"If our home could speak, it would add that Jason is uncannily handy."

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She goes on to gush about his cooking skills, among other talents, and describes him as "an absolutely wonderful father" to their sons Justin, Miles and daughter, Paris.

"Here is the kind of man Jason is: He showed up at our first pregnancy ultrasound with flowers," she writes.

"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."

Amy finished her heartbreaking piece on Valentine's Day and says, "the most genuine, non-vase-oriented gift I can hope for is that the right person reads this, finds Jason, and another love story begins."

You can read the piece in full on The New York Times.