An American teenager got the shocking reply she wanted when she wrote a letter to her dead father.
When 16-year-old American girl, Ashlynn Marracino, decided to write a letter to her dead father, she was not sure he would get it, not to talk of the shocking reply she got from the late man.
Marracino who has been writing to her father every year on her birthday on the 6 of January, wrote the letter on the side of a helium balloon to her dad who died from a brain aneurysm, and 'sent it to heaven' with the hope of 'receiving a sign that he's there', and she got the reply she had not expected.
Marracino who missed a childhood with her father since she was in prison till she was 10, only had a year with him before he died.
According to KCBS TV, this new year 2015 turned out to be different for her as she got a reply from him.
The balloon flew 436 miles, landing beside a restaurant in Auburn, California. On finding the deflated balloon outside her restaurant, Lisa Swisley, decided to share it on a pay-it-forward website she had recently started, leading to hundreds of people sending packages and messages of support to the teenager.
The letter read:
'I don’t like how I never had you in my life, it’s not fair, show me a sign please. Anything to let me know you’re there, I miss you so much and I want you back.'
On getting the reply, Ashlynn said:
"While I was writing it, I was just crying so much and then when I let it go, I just kind of calmed down and watched it. I didn’t think anybody would find it.
I told him to show me a sign, and I think this is it. It’s a sign not to hold grudges, to forgive really easily, that he loves me and and not be down or get down on myself."