Balloon released at father's grave finds its way home
A mother and daughter in Oklahoma, still mourning the loss of Dad, chose to celebrate the first Father's Day without him in a special way.
"We thought that sending the balloons to heaven was a good idea," said Sandy Seibold.
It was last September when Johnny Seibold was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer -- and by May, he was gone.
Sunday, June 21st was a windy one as Sandy and daughter, Saige, attached a handwritten letter to balloons and let them go at Johnny's grave.
A few hours later after making a few stops along their 25 mile drive back to Cement Oklahoma,
Saige went for a walk to a pasture near their home, a place she used to go with her dad. And for the first time in a long time, she felt him there as well.
"It was right here hanging in this one," said Saige.
Tangled in the fence was the letter she'd released hours earlier.
"What are the chances? I think I started crying, It felt like a message from him," said Sandy.
The mother and daughter still have difficult days, but the letter now sitting in their living room provides a new sense of closure and comfort.
"This has given us a lot of peace and good feelings about where he's at," said Sandy.