The heartbroken child put his heavy thoughts onto paper in the hopes that his message would reach his deceased mother in heaven.
An 8-year-old boy had netizens weeping this holiday season after a heartbreaking letter he wrote to his late mother found its way to the internet. The grieving child put his heavy thoughts onto paper in the hopes that his message would reach his deceased mother in heaven. Young Harry had been struggling to come to terms with his mother's sudden death in March this year and was advised by a grief counselor to voice his feelings by writing them down. The devastating letter—which has now gone viral—was recently discovered in the town of Netherton in the West Midlands and is leaving everyone in tears.
According to Daily Mail, Harry promises his mother that he would "eat his broccoli and clean his room," and that without his beloved mum by his side, he will "never be happy Harry again." The devastated young lad also left a message for the angels who'd carry the letter to his mother on the envelope, writing, "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."
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'I will never be happy Harry again': Boy, eight, pens heart-breaking Christmas letter to his dead mother hoping it will reach her in heaven and promising he will 'eat his broccoli and clean his room' if she comes back
Harry's mother Kerrie was only 34 when she passed away earlier this year following a sudden stroke. Since her death, the 8-year-old has struggled to express his feelings about the devastating loss and kept to himself. He opened up about how much he missed Kerrie in his letter, telling her how he had achieved player of the match at football and how he missed her Sunday dinners. "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 wrote.
We are all celebrating Christmas with our families n this little 8 year old boy cried everyday for his dead mum bless his heart 😢😢😢 https://t.co/aYpzJ0QPJX— Lyd Stiles (@lyd_stiles) December 25, 2019
The heartbroken child also confessed to his mother that he still cries every day without anyone knowing. Speaking of the emotional letter, Harry's father, 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 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."
Rich continued, "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. It was gone within a day and I thought either kids had taken it, it had blown away or the cleaner had taken it. I didn't expect to see it ever again, so it was a pleasant surprise to hear that it was posted online."
"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," he added. Speaking of how the boy has been coping since writing the letter, 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."