Parents often struggle to get along with their teenage children. Cindy and her foster daughter, 16-year-old Macy Mathis, were no different. Until last year when Macy came up with a unique idea that would melt the heart of any parent.
Last year for Cindy’s birthday, her teen decided to surprise her with a set of 25 letters, so her mother could read them whenever she missed her little girl.
But little did Cindy know, that her daughter’s birthday gift would actually come in handy much sooner than expected. Macy passed away a few months ago in a freak car accident, leaving friends, family and especially her mother heart broken.
The cute little notes created over a year ago now have a larger and more important meaning associated with them and that’s helping the 35-year-old Georgia mother grieve the loss of her daughter.
So far, Cindy has shared that the notes range in topic from “When You Can’t Sleep”to “When You Miss Me.”
This past November, Macy and her boyfriend were killed a mile away from the Mathis’s home. Just five days after the deadly automobile accident happened, the young girl died from injuries sustained related to the crash.
Now Cindy believes the letters are preserving her daughter’s memory including the one titled: “When You Feel Lonely.”
In it, the young girl wrote, “Please don’t feel lonely, Mommy. You always have me.”
The mother told Today.com, “I did feel lonely when she left me. We’d talk about her moving to New York with Adam or living the good life, moving away and leaving, but not like this.”
“I feel like she knew. Maybe deep down, she knew, or maybe God told her.”
Macy’s messages of love and devotion have traveled around the world and now teens are asking Mathis if they can copy her daughter’s decision to do a series of letters for their parents.
In response the mother says of course and even encourages it. As of now, Cindy believes that, they are now something,”I’m very thankful for…, because I don’t have closure.”
“They give me a little bit of closure to know how much she knew I loved her. They keep her alive.”