Post # 16
I am not kidding, and my story is not sweet and sentimental as the others here, but when it happened it struck me the same way.
When my mom was in her declining years, she told me of a pain that started in her neck and went a little way up her scalp. She had had 2 Cat scans that year on her head, so I knew it wasn’t anything really, it was just muscular. It was once in awhile, not constant.
Within a week or 2 after she died, I got the same pain she described, in my own neck and head. I instantly felt sure she was doing it.
Post # 17
A few months after my mom died, I was having a rough time. I had been laid off, and I was depressed. My apartment had a spare room with a dresser in it. I used to collect perfume bottles, and I went in and found one on the floor in the room. I didn’t think much of it and figured a cat knocked it off the dresser, so I put it back.
The next day, the perfume bottle was on the floor again. I thought it was weird but put it back on the dresser, and closed the door so the cats couldn’t get in.
The next day, the perfume bottle was on the floor again. No one had gone in the room. Thinking it was definitely weird, I put the perfume bottle in the middle of the dresser, and put a tiny bottle of my mom’s favorite perfume, Shalimar, next to it.
The next morning, both of them were on the floor. 🙂 I figured she was saying hi and telling me everything would be ok, and things did get better.
I don’t sense her as much anymore, but sometimes I get the biggest whiff of cigarette smoke in my home, with closed windows and no neighbors who smoke. She died of lung cancer and she knows this smell would get my attention as I hate it, lol. It only lasts a few seconds. I tell her to pick a different smell!
Actually a few months ago, I believe she was very active. There’s this sunglasses holder in my car, and for a few weeks it was always open when I would get in my car. I tried to reproduce it myself numerous times by hitting things around it, but it never spontaneously opened for me without pushing the button, so I don’t believe it was defective. I would close it, and the next morning it would be open again. I was having a health concern and I was worried, and I told her that her presence was freaking me out as it made me think something was really wrong. The sunglasses holder hasn’t opened at all since then.
Post # 18
I love this thread. I haven’t had any visitations from people (and oh, I would love to), but after our cat went missing this spring my husband felt very strongly that he had felt her walking on our bed a couple of days after it happened.
Post # 19
When we were picking our wedding date we just kind of picked a random day that worked for all of us, we had a short engagement. After choosing the date, we realized tgat it was the one year anniversary of my grandfather’s death, it was somehow beautiful!
Post # 20
My DH’s grandfather was very sick from cancer and had a slow decline before passing away. The night before he passed, his wife asked him, “After you die, how will I know you are okay?” and he told her he would dim the lights three times to let her know he was in heaven. He passed away on Christmas eve night surrounded by family and they all said the lights flickered on and off three times after he died. His wife also died on Christmas Eve several years later.
Another story: my closest cousin committed suicide a few years ago, and it absolutely devestated me. There have been a couple of times when I have been out in the woods in the middle no where with no one but my mom and suddenly the wind will blow and I can smell his cologne plain as day.
Post # 21
On another note, my maternal grandmother passed away years before I was ever born. But I have a lot of her looks and personality according to family. Oddly enough, I dream about her sometimes. She is always young — in her 20s– and wearing a sundress and we are at an old barn. She just comes out of the barn and talks to me. I never met her, but somehow I know it’s her.
Post # 22
I am an active believer in the Roman Catholic faith, and it came as quite a surprise to me to learn that since all who walk the earth have the potential of being Saints of the Church, it is possible for such things as visits and other contacts to occur when a Dear One has departed this life.
I lost my father, my dearest relative in the world, under unspeakable circumstances when my first child was just shy of three weeks old. I honestly don’t know how I survived the loss, and I became deeply depressed, and remained so throughout a second pregnancy and what was quite certainly a brutal case of PPD.
When my younger child was about 3, I slowly began to get better, and shortly after that, I began to see my father in a dream. He was wearing the suit he wore the day I was married, and it was a beautiful day.
We were in a park, in the spring, and I could see him very clearly but from a distance, and I couldn’t seem to get closer to him. Even so, the dreams were pleasant and reassuring.
More time paassed, and other very personal events occurred, always confirming that he and other dear relatives were at a distance, but still near me. Now in the present, I often “speak” to someone I loved and firmly request their input in a situation in which I need help. I’m rarely if ever disappointed.
Post # 23
My dad has always had an odd ‘connection’ to outside things. A few months ago when his grandma passed away (this was before he was told), he had a dream that she came and said goodbye to him and when he woke up he said to my mom…my grandma came to say goodbye to me last night in a dream, I think she passed away. Then an hour later he gets a call to say that she had in fact passed in the night…she was not sick and had shown no signs of her passing being near (other than the fact that she was 99) so there’s no reason for him to think that she might.
My family is not religious at all but he’s always had this extra sense…as in he knows when my mom is near, like there have been many occasions when I’ll be with him and my mom is meeting us later for whatever reason and minutes before she walks in he’ll start looking around and saying that she’s here. He also has an incredible connection to animals, terrified strays that run from everyone else will go straight to him..just recently he was in traffic on the freeway and he saw a kitten running through traffic and he stopped his car in the middle of the road, opened his door and this tiny kitten looked at him from a few cars ahead and jumped right in. He claims to have seen spirits as a child and I just wonder what else he sees that he doesn’t tell anyone! My dad has an incredible soul.
I don’t think a sign is something you can look for, it’s something that will just happen.