Signs of the afterlife #6
This category of afterlife signs involves inanimate objects moving or appearing at the perfect time to offer comfort and hope that a loved one is nearby. The object can literally be anything, but those most commonly reported are pictures, coins and jewellery. This story from Lucy involves all three:
I’d just come back from a trip to Ireland with my husband. It had been a break spending time with my family who lived there; the only sadness was that my mum wasn’t feeling very well and had not been able to leave hospital to spend time with us. When we got home we unpacked and went to bed fairly swiftly. Around 2 a.m. I woke up to the sound of a gentle thud. I switched the night light on and saw that a picture of my mother with me and my two brothers had fallen from the wall and slipped down the back of a chest of drawers. My husband joked that it was my mother making her presence felt because she couldn’t spend time with us in Ireland. The next morning when I got up I pulled the chest of drawers out to pick up the picture. Fortunately, it hadn’t smashed. Just as I was about to push the drawers back I noticed that there was a pound coin there, so I picked it up and smiled. Mum always used to tell me that finding coins was a sign heaven was close by and it would be a great day, so I picked it up and put it in my jewellery box. When I tried to close the jewellery box something was stopping it from shutting properly. It was a chunky pearl necklace, a gift from my mother to me on my fiftieth. I pulled it out and decided to wear it. At that moment I got a call. It was from my brother. His voice sounded weak as he told me that my mother had passed away in the night. It took a while to sink in, but I’m convinced my husband was right and that the picture and then the coin and then the necklace were my mother in spirit making her presence felt.
Read more stories like this in my book Answers from Heaven (Piatkus). Photo by Kyle Frederick on Unsplash.