I had the privilege recently of speaking with a man who, once he learned of my work, told me a very interesting story.
It seems that both he and his father had been veterans and it had been many years since he was able to visit his father’s grave several states away.
During that time he had finished his deployment overseas, had married and seen the birth of his first child, a daughter who was now 3 and a ball of energy.
It was a melancholy trip since neither his wife nor daughter had ever met his father when his Dad was alive and that saddened him.
But the true joy came when they were walking to the gravesite and as they got closer their little daughter started to wave to the sky. This caused both he and his wife to look at each other with quizzical looks on their faces.
His daughter started to say “Hi…Hi…Hi.” And she nodded her head and seemed quite happy.
This veterans asked if I thought she was seeing her grandfather and I replied that I definitely believed that was the case.
I have personally, as have many I have known, witnessed what others would call ‘strange’ situations when you know the spirit of those who have died were kind enough to visit to bring comfort to those of us who are still living.
He told me that, yes, both he and his wife were thinking that too and it brought them such joy to know that his daughter was able to see his father after all.
When things like this happen, we might find ourselves questioning and perhaps even afraid. But if you look at it in a slightly different way, it can bring you a sense of comfort and confirmation that they are doing well and have come to let you know this. Consider it a beautiful event, similar to when you dream about your loved one. An event that can bring comfort to your soul.