Balloon Released at Father's Grave Amazingly Comes Back Home

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By Kathryn Robinson

An Oklahoma widow and her daughter who spent their first Father's Day without dad this year released balloons and a message at his grave site — and may have gotten a "message" back.

The pair was stunned when — after leaving the cemetery, running a few errands, and driving 25 mile back home — the balloon's note showed up at their house.

Sandy and Saige Seibold are still mourning the loss of Johnny Seibold after he died following a battle with pancreatic cancer earlier this year.

"He was diagnosed in September," widow Sandy Seibold told NBC station KFOR. "He passed away in May."

Sandy thought it could be helpful to release balloons with a handwritten note asking the finder to please contact them.

"We thought the idea of sending balloons to heaven sounded good," Sandy said.

Her daughter, Saige, was upset when the ribbons tying the balloons together at first got caught in a power line.

"I just remember praying, 'please God. Let these balloons fly for her," Sandy said.

Minutes later a gust of wind caught the balloons and took them on their way.

Sandy and Saige left the Sterling cemetery, ran some errands and drove the 25 miles back home to Cement, Oklahoma, KFOR reported.

Once home, Saige went downhill from their house to the pasture where she and her father worked together and spotted her message with the balloons — only a few hundred feet from the house.

"What are the chances?" Sandy said. "I think I started crying. It felt like a message from him."

Sandy said she and her daughter find it hard to not believe that Johnny sent them a message.

"This has given us a lot of peace and good feelings about where he's at," Sandy said.