Mother Who Wrote Future Letters For Her Daughter’s Achievements Has Died
Heather McManamy was the cancer patient and mommy who wrote card’s for her daughter’s future milestones. It is with heavy hearts that we report to you her death.
“Hello all, I am posting this on behalf of the love of my life. These are her words. Much love to all.” – Her husband Jeff McManamy posted on her Facebook page today.
This is the letter he was supposed to open at the time of her death.
“So…I have some good news and some bad news. The bad news is, apparently, I’m dead. Good news, if you’re reading this, is that you are most definitely not (unless they have wifi in the afterlife). Yes, this sucks. It sucks beyond words, but I’m just so damn glad I lived a life so full of love, joy and amazing friends. I am lucky to honestly say that I have zero regrets and I spent every ounce of energy I had living life to the fullest. I love you all and thank you for this awesome life.”
“I love you, Jeff. I believe that the awesomeness that is Brianna is our love brought to life, which is pretty beautiful. It absolutely breaks my heart to have to say goodbye. If it’s half as sad for you as it is for me, it breaks my heart over again because the last thing I ever want to do is make you sad. I hope that with time, you can think of me and smile and laugh, because, holy s— did we have a breathtaking life. Go google Physicist’s Eulogy and know that it is a scientific fact I will always be with you both in some way. I know that if you just stop and look hard enough, I’ll be with there (in as non-creepy a way possible) [sic]. You’re my world and I loved every second we had together more than words.”
“From the bottom of my heart, I wish all my friends long, healthy lives and I hope you can experience the same appreciation for the gift of each day that I did. If you go to my funeral, please run up a bar tab that would make me proud. Heck, blast “Keg on My Coffin” and dance on the bar for me (because there had better be a dance party at some point). Celebrate the beauty of life with a kick— party because you know that’s what I want and I believe that in a weird way, I will find a way to be there too (you know how much I hate missing out on fun). I look forward to haunting each one of you, so this isn’t so much a goodbye as it is see you later Please do me a favor and take a few minutes each day to acknowledge the fragile adventure that is this crazy life. Don’t ever forget: every day matters.”
Heather McManamy, 36, of McFarland, Wisconsin, was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer back in April of 2013. In August 2014, her cancer was diagnosed as terminal, which is what got her thinking of leaving behind something for everyone to remember her. Knowing that she had just a little bit of time, she left pre-written greeting cards to her toddler, Brianna. The letters were to be opened during all the significant moments that life had to offer.
Article: Yahoo News