A beautiful love story that transcends death has surfaced throughout the media this past weekend. According to Eyewitness News on Sunday, a wife’s Christmas wish for her family has been granted two years after she passed from ovarian cancer.
Brenda Schmitz died in September of 2011 from ovarian cancer at the age of 46. She left behind her husband David, four boys and three letters; one, which was to be delivered to the radio station when the time was right, one for her husband, and one for the new love of his life. Brenda entrusted the task to a friend who has chosen to remain anonymous.
David’s wife wanted him to find love after she left this world and once he did, her Christmas wish was to be conveyed to the Iowa radio station.
ABC has reported a tearful Colleen Kelly, KSTZ radio host, read Brenda's letter to an emotional David Schmitz over the air. The thoughtful wife had three Christmas wishes for her husband, the new love of his life and the staff at the hospital that cared for her in her final days.
Hello, my name is Brenda Schmitz. When you are in receipt of this letter, I will have already lost my battle to ovarian cancer. I am writing this letter to have sent to you by a dear friend … once my loving husband David had moved on in his life and had met someone to share his life with again.
In her selflessness, Brenda had asked for her husband’s new love to be pampered.
She deserves it. Being a stepmother to all those boys and especially giving lil’ Max a “mother’s love” that only she can give. Thank you - I love you – whoever you are. Talk to me - you are heard.
Brenda went on to ask that her family receive a magical vacation and an evening full of food and drinks for the staff at the medical center where she was treated. Local businesses chipped in to make Brenda Schmitz’s dying Christmas wish come true, and the family will head to Disney World where Jane, David’s new fiancé, will receive her day of luxury.
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