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Woman's dying wish for husband and new wife: Brenda Schmitz's letters from grave

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Brenda Schmitz’s dying wish was that two letters would be read on the air at a radio station once her husband had moved on and found someone to share his life with again. She entrusted a close friend to orchestrate this task and the unnamed friend did just that. A wife who had died two years ago welcomed her husband's new wife into the family in heartfelt letters.

According to 10 News on Dec. 23, Brenda Schmitz asked her friend when her husband David was ready to remarry to take her two letters to a radio station that runs a “Christmas Wish” contest each year where people write in about their Christmas wishes.

David Schmitz came into the station for the reading of the letters. The first letter was addressed to David, but the second one was to the woman who David became engaged to. She not only gave her blessing for David to move on, but thanked the new girlfriend and wrote, “I love you, whoever you are."

The letter started off by saying that if you are reading this letter it means I have lost my battle with ovarian cancer. Brenda goes on to make three wishes, the first being a pampering day, or weekend at a spa for David’s new lady.

"She deserves it being a stepmother to all those boys," writes Brenda. She than asked for a “magical trip” for the entire new blended family. She wanted the family to go to Disney World and make all new memories as a family together.

Her final wish was that the doctors and nurses who took such good care of her be treated to a night out with drinks and foods. The radio station is making these wishes happen as it's not often they get requests made from beyond the grave.

The DJ at the radio station, who read Brenda’s wishes in the letters, was very emotional reading a dead woman’s wishes for her family. Brenda's husband sat in the station and wiped away the tears as the DJ read his late wife’s kind and loving words.

David said that there have been signs that Brenda is around in the last year. This is her gift to the family. The new family will be eight, which includes David’s two soon-to-be stepchildren and his new wife joining his family of five, which is David and his four kids.


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