Grieving mum shares touching note flight attendant left for her

life 30/08/2017

A mum who tragically lost her son has shared a touching letter a flight attendant left for her as she was travelling to bury her son.

The flight attendant got chatting with the mum as he was serving drinks and after finding out about her loss, wrote her this note...

In 2004, my family lost my older brother. As traumatic as it still is for me, I can’t even pretend to truly know the pain you feel as a mother. I did, however, watch my mother’s grieving process (a process that will never end).

“Firstly, being a mother is about giving birth to new life as a promise to the future. Your mission doesn’t end now – your son’s life is bigger than his death and always will be.

“My own mum struggled desperately, chasing a faraway goal of somehow lessening the pain. As she has realised now, the pain hardly lessens. Don’t expend your energy trying to chase this. Instead, go all-out finding opportunities to experience joy.

“Visit family, get close to those you’ve lost touch with, travel. This is your story, and you owe it to yourself and your son to make sure that you survive this. Do not pressure yourself!

“This world is full of people who do truly care about you, even if it doesn’t feel that way. I won’t stop thinking about you anytime soon, or how you’re doing, or what you’re up to. You’ll come out of this a stronger person, and I’ll be rooting for you the whole time.

The note has been shared thousands of times online since it was originally uploaded.