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Comment by Slick on May 8, 2018 at 5:42am

Hi Pointbass.....I will start with I am so sorry for your;s and Sheila's losses....I have also lost a child so I can relate.....how wonderful for both of you that Bunny and Frank led the way....you both share a lot...I'm sure you're very close and have found much comfort in each other...God bless both of you..

Comment by Pointbass on May 8, 2018 at 5:30am

My late wife, Bunny, had written an email to me that was still in her draft file, unsent. The email had been written the very last night she was at home, just before her final hospitalization. In her email, she said she knew it was the end of the line, that I shouldn’t be alone, and that she would send me signs ... but I was going to have to look for them and recognize the signs when I saw them, not just fluff them off. I didn’t find this email until two months after she passed away, coincidentally on the night before her memorial service!

i think her presence is always with me, in some form, as is the case with my wife Sheila and her deceased husband, Frank.  We firmly believe that both Bunny and Frank were instrumental in our meeting each other and ultimately marrying ... there are too many highly unusual circumstances (or signs, if you prefer) that never would have happened without their intervention. Many of those signs were undeniable, in our case, making it almost impossible not to see where they came from.

Both Sheila snd I have lost sons, as well, a sad common bond that we share. In those cases, months went by before we felt any sort of presence from our children. I believe we all experience these things in our own way, in our own time tables, different from those others who share our feelings of loss. But if we remain open to the possibilities, and also recognize signs when they are presented, those we lost will be there to guide us through. 

Comment by SweetMelissa2007 on May 7, 2018 at 10:50pm

(((Shelley)))
I had some very desperate times when I begged Bob to send me a sign. I thought the reason(s) I wasn't getting any was b/c I had done something that offended him or could have done better in our marriage. I beat myself up - berated myself mercilessly. I tried every suggestion to no avail. Of course, it was once again my fault b/c I could not calm myself or I didn't do this, that or the other. Then one day I was just livid & came to realize Bob should be able to send signs no matter if I was catatonic or hysterical or whatever. It was like breaking through a barrier - waking up. Most all signs I receive from Bob are about me - my likes that put a smile on my face & dislikes that make me laugh at myself or they're about the kids ...
It can happen as well as be different for everyone ...
I believe our loved ones are always w/us whether we can detect them or recognize their signs. I came to believe they are filled w/love & peace - no negative energy such as anger or resentment ...

Comment by SweetMelissa2007 on May 7, 2018 at 10:41pm

(((Hugs Maggie)))
Signs can be difficult to recognize no matter if one is right in your face. In the weeks following Bob's death, I noticed a light blue BMW Z8 in my fondness for James Bond movies. It seemed like every time I left home I saw one - I didn't think much of it till it seemed like everyone in the city was driving a 1999 BMW Z8 on the same day even when they were different colors. That's when I had to shout out, "I finally get it - thanks for waking me up!" ...
One thing I that might be helpful to know is that I was raised Catholic - I was trained to look for signs from God on a daily basis - which I have continued to develop throughout my life as a spiritualist. Awareness of signs can be developed at any time ...
I've read of widows who began to receive/recognize signs years later ...

Blessings ...

Comment by shelley on May 6, 2018 at 1:03pm

Maggie, My husband and I had been arguing before he died, we were sort of disconnected, making mountains out of molehills.  And when I felt only a bottomless pit after he died, no connection at all, I also felt that he had stopped loving me and moved on.  It was heartbreaking.  

Comment by Maggie on May 6, 2018 at 12:30pm

My husband has been dead almost 5 years and nothing..ever. No sign at all. But we were both not religious and didn't believe in an after life. Realistically I know he's just gone, but part of me also feels he no longer loved me, as we had some issues the last few years. It sounds crazy , but I always hoped for a sign and nothing. It breaks my heart.

Comment by shelley on May 6, 2018 at 10:48am

Mike, My husband and I were very close and for about a year before his death we were practicing 'telepathic' communication.  We tried little things- suggesting a phone call, picking up something at the grocery store, a crossword puzzle answer.  It often worked and we laughed about it.  And after John died, I did everything to try to summon his presence- religious rituals, meditations, etc.  I was sure he would come to me-  we had been so close, we were communicating telepathically!  And nothing.  One early morning as I got out of bed to head to the bathroom, I thought I saw him for a split second getting out of his recliner.  But that was it.  I also felt as if John had 'vanished'.  It was a tough feeling to deal with- that he was totally gone.  Something changed for me at almost six months, I'm sure I felt his presence for a split second.  But before that-  just want to acknowledge that I know the feeling of the chasm.  I wish you continued success in dealing with your loss.  

Comment by Slick on May 6, 2018 at 9:44am

Mike...I don't think anyone took what you wrote in any other way..I guess those of us who have had a sign or 2 jumped in with our stories....I know many people who have lost their spouse who wish they would come to them, or visit them in a dream...and many years later ....nothing...I have no explanations....all of what goes on can all be in our heads too.....maybe it's wishful thinking on our part...maybe you had a visit and didn't notice...who knows...we are all different and have different beliefs....but after reading all the posts I don't believe anyone wanted you to feel as you are wrong in some way...your story is yours....God bless...

Comment by Mike on May 6, 2018 at 9:30am

I want everyone to understand that I am not trying to say that their loved ones have  come back.  I realize  I can’t prove a negative and that was not the intent of my post.  I am truly happy that people are finding signs that their loved ones are around and helping them and that it gives them peace.  As I said in my original post I’m not trying to deny what people feel or experience. It’s just a description of what has occurred for me. We all work through this grief in our own way and I respect everyone’s beliefs. 

Comment by Barzan on May 6, 2018 at 7:26am

I am not a religious person but consider myself spiritual.  I believe that you cannot deny what you don't know.  I do have a few examples of my late husband's presence in my life.  About a year after he passed, he woke me up around midnight and spoke in my head (sounds crazy, but am not) and told me to go close the garage door.  I got up and to my surprise the garage door was open.  I had forgotten to close it when I got home in the afternoon.  Another incident was talking me  through on how to take down the smoke alarm, change batteries and replace and test.  I had never done this before and with his direction, I did it like I had done it hundreds of times.  There are other examples but won't bore you.  

I also believe that my grieving process and healing has been positively impacted by feeling his presence.  Like Slick points out that no one has to agree or disagree.

 

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