Heather McManamy, a 36-year-old mother who passed away on December 15, knew her loved ones would be sad when she was gone, but all she really wanted was for them to laugh.
When she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013, she decided she'd write to them — especially to her daughter Brianna — keeping her sense of humor in tact so that she'd be there for them even when she couldn't physically be there.
Heather created a book of cards for different occasions in Brianna's life, from the first day of school to her wedding day, and published them in a collection called Cards for Brianna. "I hope some of you take the time to read it and remember all the fun we've had together," Heather wrote on her Facebook page.
She had also instructed her husband, Jeff, to post a letter she wrote on Facebook in the event of her death so that she could say goodbye to everyone and be there to comfort them.
Jeff posted Heather's letter on December 16, writing "I am posting this on behalf of the love of my life. These are her words. Much love to all."
While the note is certainly heartbreaking, it also has a surprisingly funny (and honest!) take on life and death.