friend, Amanda, was killed in a car accident shortly after
dropping me off the day before my birthday. We were very connected.
months after her death, I was lying flat on my bed, just staring
at the ceiling, something I had never done before. The phone
rang in the other room. I got up and answered it. It was Amanda.
She just said "I'm OK, but I need you to take care of
my dad." I hung up and thought I had gone crazy. I went
back to my room and tried to figure out what had just happened.
day, my mom ran into Amanda's aunt whom she had known in high
school. Amanda had always been told that her birth father
wanted nothing to do with her. His sister told my mom how
sad he was that she had never responded to any of his cards
or letters. I contacted him and let him know that she had
never received any of them. I assumed that her mother must
have kept them. I think that is what Amanda was talking about
when she asked me to help her father.
[Note from John:] Bill and Judy Guggenheim have written
a book entitled Hello From Heaven in which they talk about
all the different ways in which departed loves ones can get
in touch with us. One of them is by the use of the telephone.
Aug. 20, 2004