Longview man leaves letters for wife, daughter to read after his death

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LONGVIEW, Tx. -– Mitchell Whisenhunt passed away recently after a lengthy battle with Marfan’s Syndrome. But before he died, he secretly wrote letters to his wife and daughter, letters he wanted them to read on those special occasions that he would not be sharing with them.

His wife Ashley found the letters Mitchell wrote, along with a notebook of poetry. The letters are for special moments in her life, like an upcoming anniversary. But she says the letters to their daughter are the most special.

“Her second, third, fourth, birthday. And on the sixteenth he wrote Sweet 16 on the front of the envelope, all the way up to her eighteenth birthday,” Ashley said.

Ashley says she’ll do what Michael wanted, and let their daughter open her letters on each occasion.

Ashley says it’s hard, sometimes, to read some of the letters, because it’s still hard to believe that he’s gone.

“Honestly, I thought he was going to come back in, and read them to me I guess."

A voice from the grave that’s spoken directly to the heart.