I often meet people who ask why they haven’t received a sign from their loved one.
I don’t have all the answers, but I can offer some advice.
First, be aware. Signs can be very subtle. My mom’s sign of a blizzard of white butterflies surrounding my car when I asked for a sign was exceptional. Many times a sign is right before your eyes, but if you aren’t aware of small things, you might miss it.
Some people find a coin at certain times. The timing is also important. If you’re having a really bad day and you find a coin on your car seat, consider it a sign. There are a two stories about coins in Angel Bumps from Lee Gaitan and Marcia Kester Doyle. Coins are easy to spot because they’re shiny and catch your eye. Others might be a little different.
Finding a feather, unless you live on a farm, is another type of sign. Often times they’ll be in our daily path and we might just step over it. Stop, pick it up and open you mind. Someone may be saying hello from Heaven. You will get the answer. Charlene Smurthwaite did.
Have you ever been thinking about someone and a significant song comes on the radio? My mother-in-law’s sign is “I’ll Be Watching You.” Not watching over you, just watching you. “Every move you make, every step you take, I’ll be watching you.” I really wish she’d stop doing that!
My dad’s sign is a single bird. Once I entered a writing contest with a story about my dad finding an elf on Christmas Eve. I was six and was convinced that he had rescued an elf that had fallen off Blitzen. On my dad’s birthday, April 12th, I walked to the mailbox and a bird swarmed me. He almost got stuck in my hair. I thought I must be near a nest. When I opened the mailbox, the notification included a check along with the prize letter. The bird perched on my mailbox and chirped incessantly, as I opened it. Now that was a hello from Heaven for sure.
Another story in Angel Bumps tells of lights turning on and off. Paul Hackney asks his daughter, Shannon, to turn street lights on. She does.
Kim Dalphres felt her Grumps presence, like a warm, soft blanket around her as she sobbed, missing him.
Suzette Martinez Stranding was at Au Bon Pain for lunch when she felt a connection with her young server. “You look just like my mother. She died two years ago,” he said. She thought it would be so sweet if she could give him a message from his mom, but she was not a medium. Then she had a vision of a dress with bright red blooms. She asked if his mom had such a dress. He said, “Yes. It was her favorite. She was buried in it. His mom’s message came, “I am very proud of you. Turn to God.” He smiled. “That’s exactly what she would have said.”
Michelle Grewe went to get a bite to eat after mom’s surgery. When she returned, the nurse told her it was so nice that her mother’s mom had come to visit her. Michelle was shocked and asked the nurse to describe the woman. Sure enough she described her grandmother. When Michelle told the nurse her Grandmother had died last Christmas, she was speechless.
There are just a few signs for you to ponder. Slow down. Ask for a sign and notice your surroundings. I’ll have more for you next week.
There are a total of sixty signs in Angel Bumps, Hello From Heaven.
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