Saturday, May 02, 2009

Sending a Letter to Heaven

a couple of weeks ago, the little princess made a card for our neighbor who has been fighting a long battle with cancer.
before we were able to deliver it, he passed away and she was very upset.
we decided that we'd send it to heaven...



today was his celebration of life, so we went to the store and she picked out 3 balloons (the baby popped one!). i tied the letter to the ribbons and walked outside with her.

as she released the balloons, it was a very sweet moment for both of us.

we watched until the balloons made it to heaven.

take good care of our friend, Lord...


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22 comments:

Jo Jo said...

How truly beautiful!

dotti white said...

Oh, So sweet! Quite a few years ago my grandmother passed away shortly before her birthday. On the day of her birthday, my little daughter who was 5 at the time wanted to let a balloon go into heaven for her great grandma. It was a very sweet moment, indeed!

Angela said...

What a beautiful story. Thanks for sharing that moment with us.

Mackenzie Klein said...

Aunt Julie, I LOVE that idea. It is so sweet and caring. You always find good ways to show you care. Love ya, Kenzie

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

What a special memory that will be for her and you. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Xazmin said...

That is so sweet. Thanks for sharing it!

Needled Mom said...

What a wonderful idea.

jenjen said...

So sweet... We do that for my dad each year on his birthday. Each of my kids writes a letter to him and then we send them up. What a sweet daughter you have.

XOXO
Jen

Marie said...

What a beautiful way to remember someone. Filing this away for future reference. Love the picture of your little princess.

Kathie said...

oh my gosh I have tears in my eyes.
what a precious thing to do , what a memory for your little girl ....
so sweet.

Carol said...

Julie that is a beautiful story...another wonderful lesson for that sweet daughter of yours.

Thimbleanna said...

Oh Julie. That's so sweet -- a moment your daughter will always remember. The last site I just visited before reading this was daysofmyfather.com, so between the two of you, I'm all weepy!

Mom said...

Julie,
How Very Beautiful.
My Love,
Mom

Katherine said...

This is so Sweet! She will always remember doing that----and so will I.

Aunt Suz said...

such a sweet thing to do. You always have the special ideas.

Jeanette said...

So sweet!

Jodi@SimplyThisThat n.. said...

What a beautiful thing to do. ooxx`jodi

Millie said...

What a beautiful storey...love the idea with the balloons.

Miller Racing Family said...

This is truly a wonderful story. I love how you speak openly about Heaven. How it gives your children such hope in the future. You guys are doing a great job as Christian parents. Have a blessed Monday!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

How sweet. Very sweet. Sometimes when I have a pressing problem or something that I need to get out of my system, I type God emails. Crazy huh. Then I send them to me. And archive them. I have to believe he knows. When my dad passed away a few years ago I wrote him a note and put it in his hands before the casket was closed. Just because we can't literally "give" those things to them doesn't mean they don't get them! I'm sure.

heidi said...

What a sweet thoughtful princess you have.

Maybe because she has such a fantastic role model to look up to.

Mother said...

Thankyou, John and his father are
waiting for the Ballons