Before Adam Gee passed away in April, he promised his mother he would watch over her and send signs if he could.
Five months after his death, Margaret McCorkindale said her son has kept his promise. She and her daughter Rhiarna Gee have been blown away by two uncanny incidents that have occurred recently.
On Monday Ms McCorkindale received a call from Guyetts Funerals, which conducted Mr Gee's service.
"They said this is a really strange question, but do you know if anyone released balloons at Adam's funeral," Ms McCorkindale said.
She told them the day had been a blur, but she didn't remember any balloons being released.
Ms McCorkindale went in to Guyetts, who handed over a letter and three deflated red balloons. On the balloons are tags which read 'Rest in peace Adam Gee' and 'You'll be missed'. The letter had come from a man in Entripilly, France who found the balloons in May while walking his dog. "He spotted something red in the field and for some reason he went and checked it out," Ms McCorkindale said.
"He read the tags, which were very faded, but he could read Adam Gee."
The man went online to see if he could find anyone with that name who had passed away recently and found a notice for Ms McCorkindale's son.
Ms McCorkindale said she was desperate to find the person who had released the balloons to thank them and tell them about the journey the tribute to her son had completed. "I think they would be chuffed they made it all that way," she said.
It's not the first time Ms McCorkindale has received what she believes was a sign from her son. The past few weeks have been particularly emotional, as she has sold the home she lived in with her late son. "It's been really tough lately," Ms McCorkindale said.
"Selling, buying, packing memories." Recently, Ms McCorkindale met a woman through a friend. The woman had been to a garage sale and decided to show the two something she had picked up - a purple glass insulator.
Ms McCorkindale picked it up, thinking it was nice because it was Mr Gee's favourite colour. "I picked it up and it's got A Gee on it and then it's got 33, which is the age he passed," she said.
Ms McCorkindale was blown away and it now sits by her bed.
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