I lost my dear Dad (Henry) in March of 2011. It was likely one of the most poignant times in my life as I had never lost anyone close to me. I have been struggling with the fact that I don’t feel him, I never dream about him even though I talk to him often. I like to think that the dimes, pennies and feathers I find are him saying hello but I still had nothing concrete so that I would know he is with me.
In April of this year (2012), I was meeting my niece at the cemetary so that I could show her where my sister is buried (she passed before I was born). My niece was running late and so I waited for a bit by myself. I took the opportunity to talk with my dad. I said out loud that this would be a good time for a sign as I was all alone and that I would love something from him. Ten or so minutes passed and nothing happened. My niece had not arrived yet so I shrugged it off and drove around the cemetary. As I went up and around a hill, I noticed a tombstone with a beautiful angel that had been placed there. It caught my eye and I was drawn to it. So drawn, that I pulled my car over and parked. I got out and walked toward the stone. I could not see the front of it as I approached it. I joked with myself and thought "Wouldn’t it be funny if it said ’Hi Tammy’." Hahaha. Well, I turned the corner to look at the angel that drew me and there on the stone was my name!! Not the correct spelling...but definately my name "Tammie". I stood there in disbelief briefly but I don’t think you could have wiped the smile off my face with a full open palm slap! I know there are skeptics, but I know that was my Dad!! I take it as a gift and all I can say is out of the thousands of stones in that cemetary, why on earth would I be drawn to that particular one after just having asked my Dad for a sign. You may say it’s a coincidence, but I say it is LOVE and its wonderful to know that we go on and watch over our family just as my Dad watches over me.
P.S. Thanks Dad..I miss you too.