Family finds balloon sent from young boy to his dad in heaven

(Suzanne Edwards/Facebook)

WALTON COUNTY, GA (WCMH) – A Georgia family turned to social media after finding a balloon in their back yard with a heartwarming message.

“I saw an object in our yard and didn’t know what it was,” Suzanne Edwards told WAGA. “It was raining all day on Tuesday, so we didn’t go outside, so we were able to retrieve the object this morning.”

The object turned out to be a balloon. It contained a picture and a note written by a young boy, addressed to his father in heaven.

The note read:

Dad, I wish you were here so we could have fun together. I wish you a Merry Christmas. I hope you tell God to give me those presents. I hope you are happy in heaven. If you are, ok then tell me. I love you, Alexander.

Suzanne posted pictures on Facebook in an attempt to reach out to the little boy’s family.

To Alexander, I want you to know that Heaven is a wonderful place, more amazing than you or I can even imagine. It is a place where there is no pain and no worries. I am certain that your daddy didn’t want to leave you or cause you to feel lonely or sad. But in Heaven, he is ok and he is happy. He wants you to be happy too! He will always love you and I am sure that you make him proud! Have a Merry Christmas!!

Friday, Suzanne posted a very happy update. The mother of the boy reached out to her and said, “She was very touched by my post, and did relay its message to her son. She said he had a tear of joy and was so glad to know his dad is happy. She called the experience a miracle.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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