November 1st, 2014 9:04 AM
One thing that you can take comfort in is that your Loved One will always be with you after their passing. It has been about a year and a half since my wife's passing and I wondered if I would ever hear or 'see' her again. Since that time I have experienced several 'signs' that she is present in my life. Doreen's passion was that she LOVED butterflies. She had clothing, jewellery, teatowels, fridge magents, paintings, crystal window pendants, etc that she had collected. I feel that they represented to her the freedom she obtained when she left her family homestaed in Saskatchewan when she was 20 and ventured to Calgary to begin her life as an independent young lady.
My daughter and I were on a hike at Wateron after Doreen passed that I had done many times with my wife. At a particular point on the 5 hour hike where the trail had become overgrown due to the heavy rainfall in the summer of 2012. Tthe actual direction the trail took had become obsurred. I had genuine concerns we would become lost. A beautiful, no specatacular Monarch butter fly landed on a nearby large leaf. It then flew ahead a short distance and landed on another leaf as if to say "Follow me, you will be OK'. It repeated this process numerous times. Jennifer and I felt is was providing us 'guidance'. As we neared the end of the heavy undergrowth the butterfly landed on a leaf and started 'fanning' it's wings. I asked the butterfly to remain still while I took numerous breath taking pictures. It the flew off after a minute or two giving us the impression we were now safe. Both my daughter and I felt not only the presence but the love of my wife.
Have you ever had a similar experience with the feeling of a Loved One who has passed being in your presence? It may have been in a dream, sensing their presence around you, feeling their touch or smelling a familiar fragrance associated with them. It might also be a noise, a phone call with nothing but static on the line, a flower or even an animal. These are all signs of your loved ones presence, as I have experienced.
Remember, to be sure that you have experienced a presence and not just a coincidence, trust your intuition. Simply ask for the same method of communicatio to be repeated and wait. You may have to wait a day, a week or a month but if it is your Loved One, it will be repeated.
Dean in Red Deer, AB