Family Discovers Touching Christmas Note Inside Balloon Sent By Little Boy to His Dad 'In Heaven'
This article originally appeared on Time
"A helium balloon floated into my yard today and landed in my heart," wrote Suzanne Womac Edwards on a photo of the handwritten note, which she uploaded to Facebook. "Attached was a note that made me cry and hug my family a little tighter."
The note was from a young boy, and was addressed to his apparently deceased father.
"Dad, I wish you were here so we could have fun together. I wish you a Merry Christmas," the child's note reads. "I hope you tell God to give me those presents. I hope you are happy in heaven. If you are, OK then tell me. I love you, Alexander." In her Facebook post on Tuesday, Edwards asked the web community to help her find Alexander. And a few days later, they were in fact connected; the mother of the boy reached out to Edwards, calling her return message to her son "a miracle." You can read the whole exchange below.