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The original discussion from a couple years ago had been closed, so I am starting a new one.


I realize sometimes we will see something that could either be a coincidence or something very real. There were a few "sightings or unusual scents" in the past regarding my late Dad.


Today we had a strange incident with my elderly cat [19] and his ID collar. How in the world did the cat get on his collar as he now doesn't wear it when inside the house as it is too irritating to his neck at this age. He always waits for either sig other or myself to take the collar off as soon as he comes in from outdoors.


Maybe it's my late Dad once again playing tricks :)

I think I may have told this story before but if not I'll tell it here.

The very last conversation I had with my Mom we were on the phone. She was sounding odd and I was worried about her. I had just spoken to her but called her right back cause I was concerned. I sang a part of that Carole King song "You've got a Friend" to her. She laughed and said "I Love you Always" That was the very last thing she ever said to me. She died a week later in hospital.

So, seven mths. later on Christmas Eve I'm sitting with my niece and we are talking about my Mom. She says to me "I always felt that grandma had a direct line to God" I said I'm sure she did, in fact I bet she is sitting here with us right now. Right after I said that I looked at my sister's play list on her t.v. and "You've got a Friend" by Carole King was playing. I just know that was a sign. At least I'd like to think it was.
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I had a relative who was so helpful about advice, giving me food to warm up for parents and just being a cheerleader. I knew that she had a terminal illness, but kept hoping that her condition would get better. The last time that I saw her I tried to put on a brave front, but she couldn't breathe well at all, and could barely move. Still it was a shock when she passed away. She was a big bird watcher and was going on a last vacation to the beach. Exactly three days after she died, I saw a huge bird that I knew was a heron, in my area. Normally I would not have noticed, but it was huge. The internet said that these birds are definitely not found in my area. I know what I saw, because nothing else looked like this bird. This heron only lives along the beach. When I was thinking about this, it seemed like a little voice in my head said, "well, what was the last thing you said to me?" I had to think really hard, but then I remembered. I had said ' take your binoculars with you, because you might see a heron at the beach.' Seemed like I heard a little voice say, " Bingo!"
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I was eating at a local restaurant and a friend of mine was waiting tables. I was standing, talking to her at the waitress station across from my table. We were talking about friends who had recently passed away much too young. My deceased friend Tracy had frequented the restaurant with her family many times. As my waitress friend and I were talking about her, the light over my table suddenly went out! It was out for a full minute, then blinked back on and stayed on. No other lights in the restaurant flickered or went out. Our jaws dropped. I asked whether that had ever happened before and she said "Never since I've worked here (10 years)." I think it was Tracy stopping in to say hello.
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For me, it’s Blue Jays. Every time I see one I think it’s my mother just passing through.

My brother feels the same.
So we think the Blue Jay either stops to see me first in Maryland then goes up to Jersey to see my bro or vice versa.

The Blue Jay just sweeps in, scares the other birds, reeks havoc, then disappears until later in the day then rinse & repeat.

Its just a cute thing my brother & I joke about.
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Let's face it. It IS kinda crazy. In the BEST way EVER! After we lost my Dad, my daughter put his golf hat on her dresser, until she could figure out a more permanent place for it. Weeks, or maybe months later, how the heck did that hat fall off onto the floor? When she was in the bathroom, (with no one else home, no TV on, nothing) putting on makeup. He always said was too beautiful to put that gook on her face. Take heed kid, he's not a fan of the makeup!

And how, when I was standing in my driveway, a few years after we lost him, talking to a friend about how difficult it still is, did a Red Robin (one of my Dad's favorite birds-no explanation for that!) fly right into the large bush right by my driveway? And when I said, Oh my, Hi Dad, did a Blue Jay fly right into the same bush (another of his favorite birds, again no explanation for his bird love deal, lol). Don't know and don't question it. Sometimes it's best not to look for a 'sign' because it just happens I guess, if it's meant too. I spent the longest 'looking' for some kind of sign, to no avail until that day. And sometimes, a 'sign' is just not needed because all is ok and we just don't get that?

Today is 10 years since he's been gone. Still so sad, but acceptance and perspective comes with time.
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Katie,

I hope that your dad gives you a sign or you have your own dream or vision. I believe that if you talk to your love one that they can hear you.

May I suggest when you go to bed and the lights are off and you are laying there tell your dad that you are listening. Just focus on your dad. I don't know if this will work, but I have had friends that this worked for. Just give it a try it can't hurt anything.

I am so sorry about your dad Katie even as adult we tend to be little girls when it comes to our dads. I pray that your dad gives you some kind of sign.

Hugs!!!
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Thats a great dream you had about your Dad Shell. My dad recently passed and I would give anything to have some kind of communication with him.. to know he is ok.
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NHWM,

So do I!
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Shell,

Goosebumps in a good way. I think it’s awesome. There is a connection from our loved ones. I believe that with all my heart.
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NHWM,

I have to admit I was a little worry about telling my story because I thought maybe you or others would think I was weird, but my gut told me that I should tell my story.

Thank you for your positive respond; I didn't mean to give you goosebumps. I am glad that I was able to help. Your very welcome. 💜
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Shell,

I honestly got goosebumps reading your post! Plus that is validation for me. Thanks so much for sharing your experiences with me 💗
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NHWM,

I don't think your crazy or maybe I am crazy with you!

My dad was scared to die and I worried about him when he was sick, but after he passed away. I had a dream of him being in half darkness and half light. He was scared! But I saw a woman's hand and she was calling his name. Telling him it was ok. Then I could see her, not her face, but her hair, her body shape, her shoes, her dress and even the little white flowers on it. She had a light hearted laugh. She was (I felt) very loving. She just kept telling him it was ok and to take her hand. He took her hand and came out of the dark and they walked together into the light. She would never show me her face. My dad had a hard time walking of years being on his feet for 60 to 80 hrs a week, but in my dream he was walking normal. He was wearing is favorite shoes and dark blue jeans with his favorite jean jacket. We did not bury him in these clothes.

When I woke up I called my mother and told her about my dad and the woman. My mother told me she was my great aunt who I never met. When I went to my mother's house later that day she showed me a picture of my GA. It was her. She helped my dad who she loved to cross over.

When I was young I heard of stories where the dead will send messages to the living through dreams; I never knew if it was real or not, but now I know it is real:) I never worry about my dad. I know he is at peace, happy and with people who love him. And when the nights are just right I can smell his secent in the house and I know he is there. 💝
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Chemoangel,

Great story! That's so interesting because after my grandpa died there was a fly buzzing around her and normally she would have smacked him dead. She was a tough german woman. She told us that she thought it was grandpa! We just thought it was odd at the time. I was a teenager.
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My oldest brother lived a tough life. It finally caught up to him and he died. I prayed that he would be at peace in heaven. I was the last one with him before he died. I loved him as a brother but hated the person he became (heroin addict). I have the utmost compassion for addicts but it wrecks havoc in their lives and those around them. I finally had to break away for my own sanity and safety. Anyway, I prayed going to the end of live hospice facility that God would put forgiveness in my heart. I thought it would be really hard to do. I felt my mom deserved to say goodbye to her first born son. She did not like his lifestyle but loved him. People think drug addicts are sleazy people. He was just a kid of 13 and his best friend talked him into doing drugs, no drug education back then. He tried to quit many times. He hated being an addict. His problem was bigger than he was. He would manage to stop but would always went back to doing drugs.

I told him that I loved him, that I forgave him completely and I meant it. I told him God forgave him. He worried about that. I reminded him of God forgiving David, Paul, and countless others.

Still after his death, I made his cremation and burial arrangements. I had a graveside mass but I was uneasy about where he was. I continued to pray. My mom was praying also.

Very shortly after he died, a few nights later, I had the most beautiful dream. My brother was young, his beautiful dark hair was lovely, he had silver hair when he died. He was smiling from ear to ear and we were in my mom's dining room in the house we grew up in. He was serving delicious food. He loved to eat when he was young. He loved being a host to a group of people.

He was very outgoing. I woke up so happy! I never felt uneasy again. I ran to my mother's room to tell her about my dream. She started listening and before I could finish she told me the end of my dream! It was surreal. In my dream he was serving po-boys, a well loved sandwich here in New Orleans. My mom looked puzzled. She had the exact dream on the same night as me. We both said it was him letting us know he was okay. That was a sign. Mom and I were so happy that we got to see him happy and at peace. She told me in detail about the food, what he was wearing, that he was young and smiling. It was incredible.

You can think I am crazy if you want but that dream brought my mom and me peace about my brother.
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The day after the funeral when we were about to look at all the cards from the funeral home and write thank you notes, (This was the dead of winter, mind you.) a GIANT, and I mean Huge FLY, came rushing through past our noses, landed on the table, stayed there, and then suddenly flew off..we never saw it again. If you have ever heard the term "I wish I were a fly on the wall"....yup, that appeared to maybe be a visit from my Father. although my sister said "Why would daddy come back as a fly, if anything at all!' I don't know the answer to that question either, but I did find it strange to see a fly in the winter....
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I'll leave out the details. But I get it. And my daughter does too. For what its worth. And...love Dad tricks. They are the best!!!
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Our puppy used to stop and stare at the front foyer,, just stare and stare. Dad used to stand there and look out at the yard for a long time. We got Chloe after dad passed, but he would have loved her, and I swear she can see him.
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What happened in our house wasn’t a relative or anyone we knew. We had purchased the house and it was a rental property..after our tenants moved out and hubby & I along with our two kids and dogs decided to move there and sell our house. We had to wait two weeks for cable company to come out for cable installation. So if I were at home and watching tv local channels the tv would shut off at 10:00AM. If I was out of the house or tv was off, the tv would come on at 10:00 AM to our local ABC channel. The tv wasn’t fancy so there weren’t any settings to do auto settings. Once we got cable hooked up the on/off at 10:00 stopped.

When we were moving phone phone service I got to choose between four telephone numbers. So after the move I go to the dry cleaner, they asked me for my phone number. I gave it to them, they look up the number in the computer and they say Mrs. R. The previous homeowner had the same phone number. I was ready to move..

Then my daughter was out with her boyfriend and hubby and I were out for dinner..my daughter’s boyfriends cell phone rang and caller ID said “Jenn Home” meaning her landline as she still had dial up internet and she had left internet up. She didn’t let boyfriend answer his phone and when she got home her Icons on her computer monitor were large and scattered and not the way she had them set up.
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Ahmijoy, sig other has no sense of humor so I know he wouldn't be playing a prank. I was thinking he could have let the cat out after putting the collar on the cat, and forgot to take it off. He swears he didn't do it. But then again, he's always been the absent minded professor his whole adult life :P

We still can't figure out couple years or so ago the strange odor [not unpleasant but nothing I could relate to] that would be coming from the old bookcase that Dad had in his house and later in senior living [Dad made that bookcase by hand for me when I was a child]. Bookcase now in my dining room filled with Dad's old books. That odor would be there less than a half hour and disappear, not returning until weeks later. Our late female cat would notice this, but sig other and the male cat didn't smell anything. That mystery odor hasn't returned in over a year.
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I’m not saying I don’t believe because I absolutely do, but is it possible that sig other is playing a prank on you?
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