Margaret “Peggy” Summers was battling stage four kidney cancer and knew there was a good chance she was going to leave her children one day soon. But before she passed away, she wanted to share with them some final words – letters that Hannah and her three siblings could read and re-read as their life went on.
Just hours after she died in an Indiana hospital on October 31, the family found the letters their mother had written them in a dresser of her home.
“If you are reading this then the surgery did not go well,” she began in the letter addressed to Hannah.
“I’m sorry. I tried my best to beat this horrible disease, but I guess God had other things for me to do.
“Please don’t be mad, bad things happen in life and we have to learn to deal with it no matter how much it hurts.”