This one is a tearjerker.
A woman who lost her battle with ovarian cancer two years ago has sent her husband and his new fiancée a very special Christmas wish.
Before she died in September of 2011, at age 46, Brenda Schmitz wrote a letter and gave it to a friend with instructions to send it to Des Moines radio station, KSTZ “Star” 102.5 FM “when it was time, by which the mother of four boys meant when her husband, David, had found a new woman with whom to share his life. The station has run a “Christmas Wish” program for over 20 years.
David was invited to the station, and the letter was read live on the air by host Colleen Kelly.
“Hello, my name is Brenda Schmitz,” Kelly read “When you are in receipt of this letter, I will have already lost my battle with ovarian cancer…
“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.”
Brenda went on to ask the station to give “David’s new lifelong partner” a day “or better yet, a weekend” of pampering. “Make her smile and know her efforts are truly appreciated from me.”
And, “for the family, a magical trip, somewhere where they can all enjoy their company and companionship as a family and create those memories that will be with them forever.”
Finally, she asked for a night out “full of drinks, food and fun” for the cancer doctors and nurses and Mercy Hospital.
All three wishes were granted.
Station manager Scott Allen said, according to the Des Moines Register, “There was no question that we were going to do something for this wish. It was what could we do that would be deserving of Brenda’s name and memory.”
Watch the video of David at the radio station below, and see him commenting on the experience afterwards here.
(via The Huffington Post)