Wife Battling Depression Comes Home to Epic Note

Tim Murphy actually says he was disappointed he hadn't made the list longer
By Elizabeth Armstrong Moore,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 14, 2015 8:34 AM CST
Wife Battling Depression Comes Home to Epic Note
A screenshot of the post. See the image in full at the Imgur link.   (Imgur)

Molly Murphy wasn't having a good day—or general go of it, in fact—when she decided to hop on a plane from San Francisco to Los Angeles last week to see her newlywed husband, who'd recently moved there for a job. Battling both depression and anxiety, not to mention the recent loss of a friend, she felt she was "falling apart at the seams," Murphy tells ABC News. When she walked into the bedroom, she was "overcome" with emotion at what she found: a list her husband Tim Murphy had written on their bedroom mirror detailing some of the things he loves about her. She immediately took a couple photos and posted them to Imgur, where she described her struggles, and the post has since gone viral—with hundreds of mostly supportive comments and more than 1.6 million views.

The intimate list includes: "she is my best friend; she is gorgeous; she's got a beautiful singing voice; she's gone to a strip club with me; she has experienced severe tragedy yet is the most optimistic person about humanity i know; small animals make her cry; she snorts when she laughs." BuzzFeed reports that her husband has been so shocked by the reaction that he took to Facebook and wrote: "I scribbled some compliments on a mirror never expecting anyone to see them, not even Molly Murphy. Now it's gone viral? WTF internet, you cray." He says he had intended to fill the whole mirror but his wife's early arrival meant he was caught mid-composition. She didn't seem to mind. "It was perfection," she says. (This man has penned a love letter to his wife every day for 40 years.)

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