Frederick Hoffman approached his daughter, Snow White.
"We shall use this shard from the broken mirror to bring your mother back to life," he told her.
"But how can that be? She's been gone for so many years..." Snow White replied.
"I found it in a book of magic spells," Frederick explained. "Your mother was my one and only true love. When she died, a part of me died with her. Then I met Claudia and thought I had a second chance at happiness. It broke my heart when I discovered your stepmother's true nature. Then, after Claudia died, I found a way to bring my true love back."
Later, father and daughter stood before the fireplace. As Frederick threw the mirror shard into the flames, he spoke the name of his beloved. "Lillianna Hoffman." The flame flickered and became a spark. Smoke rose from the ashes, and as it began to clear, a form began to appear, hazy at first, and then more definite. Within moments, Lillianna Hoffman stood before her husband and now-adult daughter, still wearing the dress she'd died in.
"Darling!" Overcome with joy, Frederick rushed to embrace Lillianna. When he finally let go of her, she looked at Snow White.
"This is our daughter, Snow White, all grown up now," Frederick said proudly as he wiped tears of joy from his eyes.
"Come here, sweetheart," Lillianna said to Snow White, who went to her a bit shyly.
"I watched you from above as you blossomed into womanhood," Lillianna continued. "It broke my heart to see what Claudia was doing to you, but I was powerless to stop her.
"All that's behind us now," said Frederick. "You've returned to us, and at last we're a family again."
"I'm so happy to finally meet you," Snow White told her mother. "For so many years, I dreamed of what this moment would be like. I always thought I'd have to wait until my earthly life was over."
"I hope you don't mind that I disturbed your eternal rest," Frederick told his wife. "It's just that I finally realized that I simply couldn't live another day without you."
"Not at all," said Lillianna, gazing at her daughter. "You have your father's beautiful blue eyes," she observed.
"But other than that, she resembles you more strongly," said Frederick. "I always thanked God for that."
"I'm glad she has your eyes," said Lillianna. "I always loved them, and now, after all these years, I can finally look into them again."
Overcome with emotion, Frederick could only smile at his wife in return.