This Woman Wrote a Letter to Her Husband’s Future Wife—& Then He Hears It on the Radio…

Brenda Schmitz lost her battle to ovarian cancer in 2011, leaving behind her husband and four sons. What no one knew was that she left behind a letter that she entrusted to her close friend with a simple assignment, deliver this letter to the local radio station if her husband ever falls in love again. Two years later after Brenda had passed, her husband David fell in love again.

The radio station invited David in to be on the show, only telling him that he’d been singled out as part of a program and was going to be interviewed on air. Then the letter came out. It starts off with Brenda saying, ‘When you are in receipt of this letter, I will have already lost my battle to ovarian cancer”.

It goes on to list 3 wishes that she has for her former husband and his new love. The first wish? A spa day for the woman marrying David. “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.”

Brenda was forced to leave behind her kids and has a deep appreciation for the woman who is now marrying into the family, “I love you, whoever you are”.

Here’s the letter:

“Hello, my name is Brenda Schmitz.

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 — 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”


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Jenny Rapson
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