Almost one month after losing her daughter in a car accident, this Georgia mom received the most extraordinary set of messages from her late child—just when she needed them most.
For Cindy Mathis’ birthday last year, her teenage daughter, Macy Mathis wrote her 25 letters that she hoped would inspire and comfort her mother whenever she needed some extra love, CBS News reports. This sweet gesture turned out to be an especially prophetic gift now that Cindy is mourning her daughter.
Macy’s letters to her mom are all labeled with instructions. “Open when… you miss me,” she wrote on one. “Open when… you’re excited about something,” she wrote on another. Macy’s intention was simply to find a way to encourage her mom. She had no idea just how helpful they would for her mother just a year later.
“Most of them are definitely definitely uplifting,” Cindy told CBS News. “They’re so on point, and there are occasions where she knew me way too well. It’s the best gift that a child can give a parent.”
Cindy found one of Macy’s letters just one week after her daughter passed away while she was cleaning her car. This one read, “Open when… you can’t sleep.”
“I want you to know that I love you,” Macy wrote to her mother. “I feel like I don’t tell you that enough. And since you can’t sleep and you’re probably stressed about something. I need you to know that I love you.”
After reading that first letter, Cindy tracked down the rest of them, and found all but one. Now, she shares the messages from Macy on “Macy’s Journey,” a memorial Facebook page for her daughter with more than 6,000 followers. “It’s like she knew, but she didn’t know,” Cindy said. “Each [letter] has helped me in some many ways. It feels like she’s there with me.”