mother whose twin daughters were about to graduate from
college was very apprehensive about the approaching
event. Her husband, who had died recently, had very
much wanted to see this day. So their anticipation was
greatly diminished by his absence.
Alice was asleep early in the morning before daylight
when she felt a touch as though someone was pulling
at her foot. She woke with the thought that the dog
had jumped up on the bed. She sat up to look but could
not see the dog. Lying down again, she found herself
unable to go back to sleep. She had the feeling that
there was some sort of presence in the room with her.
As she sat up again to try to figure out what was happening,
she saw her husband sitting at the foot of the bed.
He was leaning against the footboard and was turned
so that he was looking at her. She could see a smile
on his face, and noticed that he was wearing an outfit
which she recognized. He seemed to be fully materialized
and looked like a normal human being. But although it
was dark in the room and there was no illumination,
she could see him clearly, and concluded that there
must have been some kind of light shining from him or
She said his name and reached out toward him. He responded
by calling her "Ally", a pet name which he
always used. His voice was clear and distinct, and it
sounded exactly as it had sounded in life. He said,
"You don't need to feel alone when the girls graduate.
I will be there too." Again she tried to reach
toward him but he slowly disappeared.
This was a very reassuring experience for Alice. She
went through the graduation with a great sense of peace
and enjoyed herself thoroughly. She did not, however,
tell the girls about this experience until some time
later. At first they were doubtful, but eventually came
to believe the story completely.
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