Luckily for Edgar and me, one balloon made it no further than our own backyard.
I have to admit, I'm feeling a bit like Charlie Bucket today, all warm and fuzzy inside as golden tickets that have fallen from the sky begin to make their appearances.
We had a third balloon find today [if you count Edgar and I as the second and 'The Brits' as the first]. This balloon made it all the way to Cary [a little over an hour east of Greensboro!] where Chip Miller was running near his house. Chip writes:
"When I found the balloon off the road approx. 15 ft. I knew right away there was a message to be found. I was right.
This is the second such balloon in 2 years I have found with the first being sent from a church in Charlotte. The first wish I made upon finding this balloon was for both of my deceased grandparents, Joe and Flo Wilms… for them to have found peace and the hope they know I am thinking about them and hoping they are watching over me. They were fantastic grandparents and were very active and supportive for both myself and my sister growing up in Cincinnati, Ohio. Unfortunately, I don’t have any pictures of them electronically to share.
The second wish I made was for the person that signed it and his baby he mentioned, “A HUGE smile on my baby’s face”…Matt J., that they both have a wonderful happy long life together.
Thank you so much for sending this message (to me). There is a reason I found it and I hope to make the most of it by sharing your meaningful message. Thanks."
And thank you Chip, for sharing this with us.