A letter from Netherton in the West Midlands has gone viral. An eight-year-old boy Harry wrote that letter to his mom Kerrie, who was in ‘heaven’.
He had written on the envelope: “I was asked to write a letter to someone I care about in 2019′. He says, “I wanted to write to my mum but she died in March. Maybe it will find its way to heaven.”
Kerrie was just 34 and died of a stroke in March 2019. Since then Harry could not express his feelings. He had written that he was crowned player in a football match. He also mentioned that he missed his mom’s Sunday dinners.
He also wrote: “Sometimes I talk to you at night even though you never talk back. I wish you did. “If you come back, I would eat all of my broccoli and sprouts and I would clean my room, not be gobby, and help you do everything” He also added a confession which said: “I still cry every day but I don’t tell anyone.”
Harry’s dad Rich said: “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 struggling with his grief. His doctor recommended a grief counselor for children and young people.
“The counselor 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”
He also mentioned, “It was Harry’s choice to write the letter about how he is feeling to his mum. He asked me if she would see and I said the angels will take it away for her to read 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.
“He decided to put a stamp on it and leave it on a bench in Netherton Park and he kept asking me if we could go and see if it had gone.” Said Rich.
Later Rich thought that it had blown away or been taken. To his surprise, it was posted online. He didn’t expect that it would touch many hearts. But he was so happy that it had touched many.
Rich said: “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.”