schmitzOver the holidays, a feel good story made headlines. It went something like this. Brenda Schmitz, who died of terminal cancer in 2011, left a surprise gift for her husband David Schmitz.

Brenda gave two letters to a friend and asked her to mail them to a local radio station in Iowa and in the event that David would remarry. When David got engaged to Jayne Abraham, the friend followed the instructions and mailed her letter to the station. In the letter, Brenda gave her blessing to the marriage. The story went viral, garnering almost 2 million hits on YouTube.

Literary agent Sharlene Martin has signed David Schmitz and Jayne Abraham and will represent the book and film rights to their story.