A blue balloon carrying a message of loss and love found its way into the hands of a very compassionate Imgurian.
A little more than a week ago, user DocCrowl uploaded photos of an unusual balloon he reportedly found.
A birthday card was attached to a pale blue ribbon.
In even script, the card wished a happy would-be birthday to a lost husband.
At first glance, the balloon seemed ordinary.
But, its message was from a mourning wife.
Happy birthday, Dan. You are missed.
The letter reads:
Dear Dan, Today, you would have been 56 years old. Life isn't fair. We should have been able to spend it together, cooking your favorite dinner, birthday cake + presents. We had plans together -- a minimum of 50 years of marriage. Retired together -- traveling, movies, good times. You worked so hard for your family -- I'm so sorry that we lost you - that you went on before me. I miss your hugs -- feeling so secure in your... ...arms -- like you would take care of me forever. Now I'm totally lost without you. The depth of this loss and my grief have barely reached me. I miss you so much + love you so much + am lost without you. I just wish you were still here for one more day -- one more year. Dan -- I am so sorry you had to leave us. Happy birthday Dan. I love you. Your wife, Elaine. Lovies + hugs!!