My name is Reina and my story starts back in 1998, the day
My cousin Muneca (name means Doll in
English), had just given birth to a beautiful baby boy.
Ever since she was little doctors had told her she would
never be able to have children. She had so many medical
problems the family lost count.
Muneca was about 7 years older then me. I have an older
brother, but to have an older sister was my dream. So I
guess I made her my big sis. I followed her every where
she went, everything she did I wanted to do. She always
used to say that she would take me to my first dance and
throw me my own Quencinera (in the Mexican culture it is
the celebration of a girl becoming a women at the age 15).
But all these plans changed........they changed that
I was getting ready to go see her and her new baby Eric at
the hospital. I had just gotten out of the shower when the
phone rang and my dad came to my room and told me "that was
your grandma. I'm sorry baby.....but Muneca past away this
morning". Right there it felt like some one just ripped
out my heart from my chest and stomped on it and all I was
able to think to my self was "Why God? Not my sister, Not
Everyone went to the hospital. I went in her room and I
just sat there in a daze, hoping she was just sleeping.
After the whole fuss and everyone had gone home thats when
the phenomena happened, but only to those who were close to
her....me, my aunty Tonya, my grandma, her sister, and of
course her son. At exactly midnight we all had a visitor.
My grandma woke up and saw my cousin walk through her
living room, and tell her "ma, todo esta bien. por favor no
llores mas" (in English means...Ma, everything is ok,
please don't cry anymore).
Next was my aunty Tonya. She
kept getting calls in the middle of the night and every time
she answered she said she heard a laugh and a song in the
background, but every time nothing would register on her
caller ID. She said the laugh sounded like Munecas laugh,
her laugh sounded the same way when she and Muneca would
get together and just joke around and the song that was
playing was Luna by Ana Gabriel, which was my cousins
Then Muneca's next visit was home. I guess
to see Eric one last time. That night Eric slept in
Yolanda's room (her sister). When she woke up she saw
Muneca sitting in a chair she had next to the crib, and
Muneca was holding Eric and singing to him, and when he
fell asleep she put him in his crib and turned to Yolanda
and just smiled and disappeared. Last was of course me. I
fell asleep crying of course. In my dream I was laying my
head on her lap like I always used to and she told me that
no matter what she will always be with me and I need to
stop crying because she wasn't in pain anymore and to never
stop doing what I'm doing because I have talent.
After all that I guess we all slept just a little better that
night. Some people say that it was a messenger telling us
she made it to Heaven, some say she came back to say good
bye the right way, either way it was still her way to say
everything is gonna be ok.
Every since she was born she was proof to show miracles can
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