This is a photo of Brenda Schmitz. I don't know about you, but I can see her spirit in her smile. The way her eyes are illuminated. The way her hand is holding her other hand. I see beauty beyond the physical. Brenda is a mother of four boys. She is a wife. She was diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer in January of 2011. She died in September of that same year.
During her battle, she wrote a letter to her husband David and the future love in her husband's life. She sent it to her friend who was told to give it to Des Moines, Iowa, radio station “Star” 102.5 who grants wishes during the holidays when he met a woman he loved. The station granted her wish and gave her widow David the most emotional Christmas gift he and his girlfriend and their kids could ever receive.