Woman Delivers Heartwarming Gifts To Husband And Family Two Years After Her Death
Brenda Schmitz died of ovarian cancer in 2011, but it hasn’t stopped her from being a loving wife to her husband and doting mother to her four sons.
Anticipating her death, Brenda penned a letter for her husband and entrusted it to a friend. She instructed the friend to send the letter to a local Des Moines, Iowa radio station, but only after husband David had found love again. The plan went off without a hitch. The friend sent the letter after David proposed to his now-fiancĂ©e Jane, and the radio station, Star 102.5, brought David in.
In the touching letter, Brenda says she’d like to give gifts to David and the entire family. The station has a long-standing Christmas Wish program to give listeners the gifts of their dreams, and Brenda hoped the program would help her family.
She asked for David’s love, Jane, to receive a spa day. “She deserves it,” the letter reads. “Being a stepmother to all those boys and especially giving little Max a mother’s love that only she can give. Make her smile and know her efforts are truly appreciated from me.” Max was the youngest of the Schmitz boys and was just two when Brenda died.
Brenda also requested that her former medical staff have “a night out full of drinks, food and fun for all they do every day for the cancer patients they encounter.”
Biggest of all, she asked for the family to have a vacation.
Star 102.5 granted all of Brenda’s wishes, and the Schmitz family will be taking a trip to Disney World.
David was touched by the gesture from his late wife. Fighting back tears, he told the radio station, “It’s not surprising, because the last year and a half she’s shown so many signs that she’s there.”