Mom was 74 when she passed away this past September on the 24th of the month. She died of cancer and me and her were very close. Since she has passed I have had cardinals visit me. I had a praying mantis( a pretty good size one) with it's hands in the praying position to turn it's head and stand up on it's back legs and look at me as though it wanted to whisper something to me. I have heard her call my name when Dad was in trouble. He was sitting on the kitchen floor one night and had no idea how he got there or how long he was there and If I had not heard Mom crying out my name then I would have never known he was there. I have asked my Mom for help a few times and she has answered me and a few days when the weather was cloudy I asked for her to make the sun come out. I wanted a bright cheerful day and out the sun came and it was just as bright as can be. Night time is the hardest for me because it was dark outside when she passed and therefore that is when I cry the most. I loved her with all of my heart and I truly hope I will continue to have her visits with me because it is a special event when it does happen. Love you Mom, always and forever!