A 4-year-old Florida girl was able to celebrate her late mother, who died two years ago from sudden illness, on her 30th birthday by mailing her “cake to heaven.”
With the help of her family and a very generous post office staff, Bella Graham made sure that her mother would have something to mark her milestone birthday.
Bella’s mother, Jessica Graham, died in 2016 of a pulmonary embolism, WESH-TV reported. Since Graham’s death, Bella’s grandmother, Laura Fisher, has been working hard to keep her memory alive.
Birthdays are a big deal for the 4-year-old, Fisher said.
When she caught wind of her mother’s upcoming birthday on Saturday, “She started expressing concern that ‘Mommy wouldn’t have a birthday cake in heaven,’” Fisher said.
Fisher then reached out to the Edgewater Post Office in Volusia County, Florida, where the staff set up a special line “for people shipping to heaven only.”
“They mail hundreds of thousands of letters to Santa Claus every year, so heaven wasn’t that much further, right?” Fisher said.
On Monday, after Bella, Fisher and some extended family whipped up a birthday cake, the clan brought it to the post office to mail it.
“They put a stamp on it,” Fisher said of the staff. “They guaranteed her that the cake would arrive before Mommy’s birthday.”
Bella was “very happy” of the notion that her mother would feel special on her birthday, she said.
“She was so happy,” Fisher said. “She gave me a high five, and she was like, ‘Mommy’s gonna get her birthday cake! She’s gonna have a party!”
Fisher said the post office staff was a godsend for her and her daughter.
“They have no idea how much it meant for her to be able to do that for her mom,” Fisher said.