When Brenda Schmitz died from ovarian cancer, it was very hard for her husband David and their children. David was there throughout the cancer treatment and was forced to watch his wife’s health deteriorate rather than improve. It was an experience that almost broke him. But because he had the kids to think about, David was able to find the courage to move forward after Brenda’s death.
What David and his family didn’t know was that Brenda had written a letter to David two months before she died. But instead of giving the letter to David, she gave it to her best friend with a set of very important instructions.
The friend was ordered to send the letter to Des Moines radio station Star 102.5 ONLY when David had fallen in love again. It was very important for Brenda’s friend to follow the instructions perfectly. And she did. She honored Brenda’s final wish and for two years held onto the letter…
Although Brenda’s friend was curious, she refused to open the letter, and honor Brenda’s wishes, for two years until David had found another woman. He started dating and soon fell in love with Jayne Abraham. That’s when Brenda’s friend knew the time had come.
She mailed the letter to Star 102.5. And the radio show host called David in so they could get his reaction on air in front of all of Idaho.
When it was time for the letter to be read, David broke down in tears…
“Hello, my name is Brenda Schmitz,” the letter began.
“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 who has instructions to do so when it was the time… I told her that once my loving husband David had moved on in his life and met someone to share his life with again to mail this letter to all of you at the station.
“What a great husband and father he is.
“I know all this is extremely hard on him. He is the one making the best decisions from here on out for my family and ultimately finding a caring, compassionate loving woman in time to help raise the boys. She must be quite a lady and I wish I could have met to take on the task of raising a larger extended family with unwavering love and devotion and a huge heart.
“My reason for writing this. I have a wish.
“I have a wish for David, the boys, and the woman and her family if she has kids also. I want them to know I love them very much and they always feels safe in a world of pain. I was hoping that one small act you all could do for me can change and help their lives forever and they know I am with them always.”
“First for David’s new lifelong partner. A day or better yet a weekend of pampering in all aspects of her life… She deserves it. Being a stepmother to all those boys and especially giving lil’ Max a ‘mothers love’ that only she can give. Make her smile and know her efforts are truly appreciated from me. Perseverance will prevail.
“Thank you — I love you — whoever you are.
“For the family — take a magical trip somewhere they all can enjoy their company and companionship as a family and create those memories that will be with them forever.
“May God Bless and keep all of you safe there. Thanks for this. When you wish upon a star… Brenda.”
Watch the video below to see David’s reaction; it’s so heartwarming!
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