The silly card, signed, “Love Ya, Dad,” was written 16 years ago, right before ChrisBenRoy's father lost his battle against cancer.
According to ChrisBenRoy, when his father knew he'd soon pass away, he bought and filled out birthday cards for his sons' milestone birthdays as a way to send his love throughout their lives, since he wouldn't be there in the flesh.
His mother held onto the cards and kept them safe.
[The card] totally caught me off guard and made me so very happy. It felt like he was still there, holding something I'd never seen before that he touched, and signed himself, it was if he had just done it yesterday.
[To] have these little moments where he kind of pops back into my life again brings everything back in a rush and it's incredible. I cried, but I did so because I was so incredibly happy.
I couldn't imagine a better birthday gift.
Happy 30th, ChrisBenRoy. Here's to many more.