Woman Surprises Husband and New Fiancee with Letter 2 Years After Her Death

An Iowa mom-of-four has given her seal of approval to her husband’s new fiancée — two years after she died. Brenda Schmitz, who died of ovarian cancer in August 2011, had written a letter to Des Moines radio station KSTZ asking them to fulfill three special wishes. She entrusted the letter to a friend, asking her not to send it until husband David had found happiness again with someone new. That happened earlier this year when he proposed to his fiancée, Jane. Her letter was then sent to KSTZ, and formed part of a long-running program where it grants Christmas wishes to listeners. David Schmitz was brought into the radio station, but did not know what was happening until the letter was read out by host Colleen Kelly.

“‘When you are in receipt of this letter, I will have already lost my battle to ovarian cancer,” Brenda wrote in the letter, according to Metro. “I told (my friend) once my loving husband David had moved on in his life and had met someone to share his life with again, to mail this letter to all of you at the station.”  She then asked that Jane be treated to a spa day. “She deserves it,” the loving mother wrote. “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.” “Thank you, I love you, whoever you are,” the letter continued, according to the Des Moines Register.  Max was Brenda’s youngest and just 2 years old when she died. Jane also has two children of her own. She also asked for the family to be taken on a trip and for the medical staff who cared for her to be given a night out.

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