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Thursday, August 02, 2012

A Sign or Two

In the past I've heard people talk about signs they've seen after a loved one has passed away. Little things that have happened that let them know they are still there. I wondered if I would notice any signs should they happen. And, honestly, I couldn't even think of anything that could possibly happen for me to see to make me think it was my dad's doing.

If the Red Sox had gone on some undefeated streak since my dad passed away then I might have attributed that to him :) But, alas, that hasn't happened. Although they did win 2 out of the 3 from the Yankees recently, in NY, so maybe he's trying!

Yesterday was my birthday. I felt a certain emptiness throughout the day knowing that I wouldn't get any FB message nor phone call from my dad. That was hard. I was really missing a phone call from him.

I was out last night and the last song to come on the radio, which ended just as I pulled in to the garage, was "Dance With My Father" by Luther Vandross.

It wasn't previously a song that had any meaning for me, but I knew the song and thought it to be beautiful.  

What's funny is I had been thinking about this song a few times lately and had meant to see if I could find it on YouTube so I could listen to it...just hadn't gotten around to it yet. I'd like to think the timing of it coming on the radio last night was just maybe my dad's way of letting me know he was thinking about me.

Then there was something else that happened today. The kids and I went to the library. Kayla pulled 3 books off the shelf to check out and one of them was called "Sweet, Sweet Memory" by Jacqueline Woodson.

Here is the description from the inside flap, "Now that Grandpa’s gone, Sarah tries to remember what he used to say about the garden.  Like us, he would tell her, a part of it never dies.  Everything and everyone goes on and on.  But Sarah feels very sad, even though Grandma and all the relatives are with her, sharing stories and hugs.  How can life go on without Grandpa?"

Coincidence? Or something else?

Needless to say we checked that book out. 

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6 comments:

Big brother, Little sister. said...

I am so sorry to hear of your Dads passing xx thinking of you and your family xx Bron

Anonymous said...

It was your dad, no doubt. I had been asking Dennis to be with you on your birthday, especially and to give you some sign. He did !!! love mom

ckbrylliant said...

Gives me chills. Keep your eyes and heart open for more.

my family said...

wow! I missed K's birthday but happy belated birthday sweet girl even though its not the way we want to spend a birthday you are loved by so many and that was special other family members were there....your dad was looking down on you all Michelle

Tracy said...

I have not logged into the blog world in a while......so very sorry to hear about your dad. I am so glad that you were able to be there with him. Cancer sucks!! You never get over it, but it does get easier. My mom died from breast cancer 25 years ago, so I do know it gets easier!! At first all i could remember were the final weeks....over and over again, but over time those memories have taken a backseat to the everyday memories of her. Hang in there. I know it has been difficult having birthdays so close to your dad's death, but Happy Birthday to both you and Kayla! My Rachel will be nine in October.

Anonymous said...

It's a sign <3