8-year-old boy pens Christmas letter to his recently died mother for she could read it in heaven and someone posts it online breaking hearts of many
An 8-year-old boy, who has recently lost his mother, wrote a moving letter to her in “heaven”. In this letter he penned that he “will never be happy Harry again” and promised he’d “eat his broccoli and clean in his room” if she comes back.
The letter, that broke hearts and left many in tears, went viral. It was discovered in Netherton, a town in the West Midlands. The boy really hopes that the letter will reach his mum in heaven and she can read it.
Harry’s mother died in March, 2019. She was only 34 when she suddenly suffered a stroke. Since then the boy has struggled to express his feelings.
“I still cry everyday but I don't tell anyone,” Harry confesses in his letter, saying that he misses his mum’s Sunday dinners. “Sometimes I talk to you at night even though you never talk back. I wish you did.”
"Kerrie passed away unexpectedly in March after suffering a stroke. Harry had gone into his shell almost and he'd started acting up at school and really struggling with his grief.” Harry’s dad, Rich commends on his son heart-wrenching letter. “His doctor recommended a grief counsellor for children and young people. The counsellor said that he didn't know how to voice his feelings and writing them down would be easier. It would be his choice whether or not he let someone see them - or throw the letter away.”
And Harry chose to write the letter and share his feelings with his passed away mum. When he wondered if she would be able to read it, Rich promised him the angels would deliver it to her in heaven.
“He hid the letter in his bedroom and I wasn't able to find it, so I told him we needed to take it and hide it outside for the angels to be able to get it. It was gone within a day and I thought either kids had taken it, it had blown away or the cleaner had took it.”
harry left his meant to be sent to heaven letter on a bench in Netherton Park in the West Midlands.
It's not clear, who really took the letter away but after it was posted online, Harry’s dad was surprised to see it again.
“It was merely a way to help Harry cope and I didn't know it would touch so many's hearts - but I'm happy that it has.”
Talking about how Harry has been coping since the letter, Rich added: 'He is understanding the situation much more clearly than he did.”
“He spent a while blaming himself and thought Kerrie had just left; he had never experienced a loss before so this was especially difficult. He helps me get through it every day seeing how he soldiers on through the heartache. He's an inspiration.”