to tell you about my awesome grandfather who contacted me
after his death. I was not good with the idea of dying when
in 2007 my grandpa passed away. I did not handle it well;
it really tested my faith and brought up the unanswered question
about where we go when we die.
after his death, I was having an extra rough day. Prior to
his death, I would have called him to whine about my day.
Well, that day I took all I could take, and then I yelled
at him and told him I was mad at him for leaving me.
I dreamt about him. He was sitting in my driveway honking
his horn, as he often had done. I opened the door and he got
out of the car looking as he had many years ago. I invited
him in and he sat down at my kitchen table and asked for his
usual cup of coffee. He told me not to be sad, that his legs
didn't hurt anymore and that he was no longer struggling for
every breath. He also told me not to wish him back.
his pocket he pulled out a package, and in an instant he was
gone. The package remained on my table. When I opened it,
I found inside five silver objects in the shape of heads in
profile. On each one was the name of one of Grandpa's children.
I thought they were Christmas ornaments.
awoke, I called my mother to tell her of the dream and the
silver "Christmas ornaments." She
then called an aunt of mine and told her about the dream.
Two weeks later I came home and found a package lying on my
kitchen table; it was from my aunt. Inside was a note that
read, "I think this belongs to you." My knees went weak when
I saw that there were five silver heads in the box with the
names of all of Grandpa's kids engraved on them. But instead
of Christmas ornaments, they were on a charm bracelet that
my grandpa had bought my grandma.
my aunt and she said that Grandpa had worked a lot of extra
hours to surprise my grandma with that bracelet, and that
he was proud of it. Then I knew the bracelet was a sign that
Grandpa is in a better place. Many people have suggested that
I remembered the bracelet from my childhood, but I honestly
believe I had never seen it before. Grandma and Grandpa had
gotten divorced when I was very young, and I was not close
with Grandma. I do remember that she never wore jewelry. Now
when I have a rough day, I still whine to my grandpa because
I know he is listening.
respond to: firstname.lastname@example.org
March 23, 2012