Florida girl, 4, sends cake to heaven for dead mother's birthday

Posted at 7:37 AM, May 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-03 08:01:14-04

(WESH/NBC) - Birthdays just aren't the same without a cake – that’s at least what a young Florida girl believes.  

Bella Graham, 4, is overjoyed that her deceased mom, Jessica, will celebrate what would be her 30th birthday on Saturday in grand style with a cake shipped in a box from her daughter.

“(The post office) mails hundreds of thousands of letters to Santa Claus every year, so heaven wasn't that much further, right?" said Bella’s grandmother Laura Fisher.

Fisher lost her daughter, Bella's mom, two years ago to sudden illness.

Jessica Graham would have been 30-years-old this coming Saturday. Fisher works to keep the memories alive for Bella, and birthdays are a big occasion.

"She started expressing concern that mommy wouldn't have a birthday cake in heaven,” said Fisher.

Grandma reached out to the Edgewater, Fla., post office about their idea of shipping a cake to heaven.  

After she and Bella and extended family whipped up a cake, they brought it to the post office. Workers opened up a special line for them.

"They said this line was for people shipping to heaven only. They put a stamp on it, they guaranteed her that the cake would arrive before mommy's birthday,’ said Fisher.

Fisher said the postal employees were wonderful, giving Bella the gift of time, attention and allowing her to send her cake to mom.

“She was so happy. She gave me a high five. She was like, ‘Mommy's going to have a birthday cake. She's going to have a party,'” said Fisher.

Grandma says she knows postal workers get a lot of grief but says this staff was a godsend to the child.

“They have no idea how much it meant to her to be able to do that for her mom,” said Fisher.

Courtesy WESH via NBC News Channel