Christmas is a time to spend with your friends and family. But while for many people, it’s a happy time spent with their family, for some people it can be really tough, especially if there’s a member of the family missing.
The loss of a parent is unimaginable painful. Quite a lot of people fear the deaths of their parents rather than their own deaths. Which says quite a lot about a child’s relationship with their parents.
Stuart McColl from Dunfermline in Scotland recently found a balloon with a letter attached from it. The letter was written by a little boy who had attached the letter to the balloon in the hope it would go all the way to Heaven.
The letter broke Stuart’s heart, especially since he found out it was addressed to the child’s dead father who, in the letter, was described as being ‘in Heaven’.
The letter talked about the boy’s dreams, as well as what he wanted for Christmas.
‘Hi dad, just writing you a letter to tell you I’m missing you and tell you news!”
I’m sure you know I’m in foster care cause mom is sick and my ear is blocked from Monday.
Tomorrow we’re leaving.
I really miss school and you. I know are up in heaven but are you safe?
Oh ya before I go here’s my dream and xmas list.
My dream is for you my daddy to put under my pillow that you wrote.
My xmas list: boots/studs, Astros, rebounder net, new Premier League ball, Real Madrid kit.
Bye daddy I love you.’
The letter was found rolled up attached to a blue balloon on a private field behind Balmule House, north of Townhill.
The letter really touched Stuart, who believed it was too much of a touching letter to leave. So, Stuart posted the letter on to Facebook in the hopes of finding the boy who wrote it. Stuart is hoping to send the unknown boy some presents from his Christmas list.
‘It’s a bit of an ambitious thing to do but the story seems to have touched quite a few people already. Everyone’s getting involved and we’ve already had people wanting to donate to get these gifts.’
Stuart has been searching his local area, as well as social media for anyone who may know something about this letter.
‘But we just need to find this child first! They seem to really like football that’s for sure! It really is the dream to find the person who wrote this note. It’s quite a unique story so hopefully someone knows something.’