Two Years After She Passed Away, A Woman Gives Her Family An Unforgettable Christmas
Brenda Schmitz wrote a letter with three wishes right before she died, but asked a friend not to mail it until her husband had fallen in love again.
Brenda Schmitz, a wife and mother of four boys, passed away from ovarian cancer in September 2011.
A month before she died, Brenda wrote a letter to the Des Moines, Iowa, radio station “Star” 102.5. She asked a friend to wait to mail it until her husband, David, had fallen in love again.
Every year, the station takes submissions for Christmas wishes, granting a select few. The station brought in David and surprised him by saying they had received a letter from his wife.
“When you are in receipt of this letter, I will have already lost my battle to ovarian cancer,” Brenda wrote. “I told [my friend] once my loving husband David had moved on in his life and had met someone to share his life with again, to mail this letter to all of you at the station.”
Brenda’s first request was a day of pampering for David’s new love, Jayne Abraham, who he met in October 2012. “She deserves it, being a stepmother to all those boys,” Brenda wrote. “Make her smile and know her efforts are truly appreciated from me.”
“Thank you, I love you, whoever you are,” Brenda wrote.