Little boy pens heartbreaking Christmas letter to mum in 'heaven' after her death

By Mirror | Thursday, Dec 26th 2019 at 12:47
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A grieving boy has broken hearts at Christmas after he penned a moving letter to his mum in 'heaven'.

The emotional letter - which has since gone viral - was discovered in the town of Netherton in the West Midlands.

The message on the envelope reads: "I was asked to write a letter to someone I care about in 2019.

"I wanted to write to my mum but she died in March. Maybe it will find its way to heaven."

The eight-year-old's mum, Kerrie, was just 34 when she suddenly suffered a stroke and died in March 2019.

Since her death Harry has struggled to express his feelings.

In the letter, the young boy told his mum about how he had been crowned player of the match for his football team and how much he missed her 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."

Harry also made a heart-wrenching confession as he wrote: "I still cry everyday but I don't tell anyone."

Speaking about the letter, 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 really struggling with his grief.

"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.

"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."

A day later the letter had gone, leading Rich to think that it had blown away or been taken.

"I didn't expect to see it ever again, so it was a pleasant surprise to hear that it was posted online," the dad said.

"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."

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