Into the valley and back again: Strange and special thoughts

Special thoughts

Have you ever had the feeling that loved ones in heaven were looking down on and watching over you?  It’s a strange feeling, and although I don’t know what I really think about it, it was something I experienced during my recent hospitalization.

While in the hospital, I thought I “saw” in my mind’s eye my maternal grandparents watching over me.  My grandfather passed away in 1975 at the age of 72, and my grandmother passed away in 2001 at the age of 99.  But as I “saw” them, they were as they looked when I was a small child, both in their 50s and standing there together holding hands and watching over me, their first grandchild.

Since I’ve been home, I’ve “seen” in my mind’s eye my mother watching over me.  Tomorrow will be the second anniversary of my mother’s death.  She was 84 and had fought a valiant fight against cancer.

These thoughts are both strange and special to me and came absolutely unbidden into my mind.  Has anyone else ever experienced this?  I would love to know.

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  1. John Coleman says:

    What lovely visitations, Deb. I’ve never had any, but I have enjoyed many experiences of deep connection with a Sacred Presence both without and within. So I catch your drift. Peace, John

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    1. It was strange because when in difficult situations I usually have those experiences of the presence of God. This time I could not feel the presence of God. I felt the presence of family members in heaven, and on one night felt as if there were two angels in my hospital room. Strange and special for sure. Cheers, Deb

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  2. YES— MANY TIMES I HAVE HAD THE SMELL OR FRAGRANCE IN THE AIR– OF MY DAD—HIS SMELL— NIT AFTERSHAVE– OR CHEMICAL– BUT HIS OWN SCENT— & I HAVE BEEN WORKING DOING SOMETHING— & SMELLED MY DAD— & MY DAD WAS A PATTER— NOT A HUGER— BUT A PATTER– & I HAVE FELT HIM PAT ME ON THE SHOULDER!!!! I HAVE TOLD MY HUSBAND– BUT NEVER TOLD ANOTHER LIVING SOUL!!!!

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    1. Thank you for sharing that. It’s nice to know I’m not the only one who has had this type of experience.

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  3. AmyRose🌹 says:

    How special, and how lucky you are! I have yet to experience what you describe and there have been times I wish I did. Huh. So happy for you that your Loved Ones were there for you when you were so ill. ❤

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    1. Thank you! I feel very blessed that they were there for me, although I have no logical explanation for my experience. I guess a lot of people would think this was crazy, and I’m glad that you and many others don’t think it was.

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