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Station officials told David on Thursday that they were granting a Christmas Wish for him. But he didn't know about Brenda's letter until he was in the studio and on the air hearing host Colleen Kelly Zanotti Sneakers Men White
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"After she got done reading the letter from Brenda, she had the paper laying on her chest and she said, 'I just love this woman. I wish I could have met her,' " David said.
David Schmitz and his fiancee, Jayne Abraham, come together for a portrait with some Giuseppe Zanotti May London of their children, from left, Max Schmitz, 4, Madison Abraham, 15, and Sam Abraham, 13."About a week and half ago we got a letter in the mail," said Scott Allen, the brand manager at the station, KSTZ "Star" 102.5 FM. "We've been doing the Christmas Wish program for 20 plus years. We've never received a wish like this, ever."
Dated Aug. 3, 2011, the letter lists three wishes.
read his wife's words.
of what we're doing."
The letter was from Schmitz, written over two years ago, one month before her death. She asked an anonymous friend to wait until David, who lives in Nevada, Ia., had found a new love to marry before delivering the letter to the station, which every year takes submissions of Christmas wishes and consults with local partners to grant some of them.
before she died that she wanted him to move on and meet someone new.
"I have a wish for David and the boys and the woman and her family if she has kids also," she wrote. "I want them to know I love them very much and they always feel safe in a world of pain."
She only had one request: "Just make sure they love Max and the boys as much as I do."
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Abraham said it was a "mom to mom" letter.
"There was no question that we were going to do something for this wish," Allen said. "It was what could we do that would be deserving of Brenda's name and memory."
"For the family a magical trip," she wrote. "Somewhere where they all can enjoy their company and companionship as a family and create those memories that will be with them forever."
The first wish: For something that would pamper David's new partner (Jayne Abraham, to whom David proposed this past summer).
Brenda's second wish was for her family.
"She deserves it," Brenda wrote. "Being a step mother to all those boys, and especially giving lil' Max a 'mother's love' that only she can give. Make her smile and know her efforts are truly appreciated from me.
Abraham brings two children of her own to David's family, Madison, 15, and Sam, 13. A letter for Abraham was also in the envelope sent to the radio station.
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David and Brenda, who were married in 2007, had one son together, Max, now 4. Brenda brought one son from a previous relationship to the family, Carter, 21, and David brought two sons, Josh, 17, and Justin, 14.
Allen, the radio station brand manager, said "there wasn't a dry eye in the room when we got" the letter.
A committee of 10 people typically reviews all requests for a Christmas Wish and decides whether to grant them.
"I think what touched me the most about her letter is that she told me that she loved me too," she said. "That's what was so amazing. She didn't even know who I was going to be."
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