boyfriend Darnell went out to a friend’s house for drinks.
I woke up looking for him at 2:00 in the morning. He walked
into our room and we spoke about our upcoming trip and how
he wanted me to go shopping to get prepared. He was so excited.
I was half asleep and in a daze. I remember him telling me
how he wanted to smoke. And as I watched him talk, I remember
thinking how handsome he appeared, more than usual. I don't
remember dozing off, but when I woke up he wasn’t lying
next to me and our daughter, although I felt he was there.
A knock came at
the door and I thought it was him. Not wondering why he didn’t
have his key, I opened the door and there stood a officer
asking me about my truck: did I know who was driving it? Still
in a daze, I looked out the window and didn’t see my
truck. Apparently Darnell had taken the truck. I said that
to the officer who informed me that Darnell had been killed
in a car accident.
A day or two after
his passing, strange things started happening. My mom told
me that Darnell had come to her in a dream and had told her
that he was in a better place and to take care of his wife
In another incident,
I was looking for a piece of computer equipment. I searched
everywhere, including the dresser drawer, but could not find
it. I found myself asking Darnell for help. Then I went to
bed. Upon waking, I began looking for the item again. Something
prompted me to look in the dresser drawer again and there,
in plain sight, was the thing I was looking for.
Another time, my
daughter woke up screaming, saying she saw a man sitting next
to her. He called her "little one." Darnell always
called her “little one.” She said he had her daddy’s
The last most meaningful
thing I want to share is: after we left the apartment, we
travelled to another city and stayed with my aunt. As I unloaded
my things from my sister’s car, a snowplow drove slowly
by. The strange thing is that Darnell was inside looking around
as if searching for someone. Then our eyes locked for a minute
before the snow plow was gone down the street. What touched
my heart was that Darnell had told me that if I ever left
to go to my aunt’s house, he would come find me and
my daughter. He loved us so much. We were his family.
Since then Darnell
has sent a few other signs to let me know he is around. He
hasn't come to me in a dream like he has twice to my daughter
and once to my mother. I know he loves me and I am hoping
he visits me soon in a dream, just to reassure me that we
will be a family once again in heaven.
January 5, 2017