I ran into a little friend whose grandpa had died, and she missed him very much. She said that one of the hardest parts was not being able to share her day with him, because he always listened. I told her to write him a letter, and send it to Heaven. Her mother told me afterwards that this has helped her a great deal.
I wonder how many other children do not know they can do this? Simply write a note or letter, kiss it, and put it into a Ziploc baggie in case the clouds are wet when it goes through. Then tie it with a short string to a helium balloon. Then watch -- it goes right up to Heaven, and the angels will see that it gets to the right person. He or she will not only get the note, but a balloon and a kiss as well! (Please do not pick out a mylar balloon, or use any metal. If lightning is in the air at all, it will strike the balloon, and it might not get there.)
I hope this helps another child, too.
With Special Love,
Nana Banana, Ninilchik Library
P.S. Nana Banana reads to preschoolers at the Ninilchik Library on Tuesdays at 12:30.
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