Brenda Schmitz died of ovarian cancer two years ago, and now her incredibly selfless Christmas wish for her family has been granted.

Brenda was a fan of Des Moines radio station KSTZ “Star” 102.5 FM, which grants special holiday wishes to worthy listeners every year. This year, they received a letter from an anonymous friend of Brenda written in 2011 under orders that it not be delivered until her husband, David, had moved on with his life and found a new love.

David was recently brought into the studio and the letter was read on the air. His emotional response to Brenda's Christmas request will bring tears to your eyes and serve as a powerful reminder of what this time of year is really all about.