Thursday, February 23, 2012

Who Was It?

I wanted to write this down while it’s fresh on my mind. Last night I had the coolest experience. I woke up and someone was standing beside my bed—someone I love a whole lot, but I don't remember who it was. When I saw this person, I was so excited, I reached behind me and tapped Bill three or four times rapidly and firmly to get him to see too. I was smiling so big that it hurt, so it must have been someone I was extremely happy to see and also someone that Bill knew too. The feeling that I had was that this person was someone he loved as well, but he only mumbled a few words and did not look up.

Immediately, whoever it was—was gone and a faint, rectangular light remained, almost as if the image was quickly peeled away from the dull scene of the side of my bed. But my big smile still remained while I studied where the light had been and tried to pull back from memory who it was. I tried for several seconds then came to the conclusion that I was not supposed to remember the person, but just the feeling and the light.

I love experiences like this, because they strengthen my conviction of life after death and that this life is but a moment in the eternities, and also, and most importantly, that the ones we love and hold close to our heart are not far from us and watch over us. One day, we'll be together again. I look forward to that time when mortality will be but a glimpse of a memory, and we are settled back into our true existence once more.


  1. What a cool experience. I'm glad you wrote it down while it was still fresh on your mind.

  2. Such great insight to our eternal nature. Thanks for sharing.

  3. I still think of the dream you had of being in the spirit world. Those are the sorts of things that make me feel peaceful and hopeful instead of being afraid of death. See you soon! (at the conference, that is--for a second there it sounded like the grim reapers was leaving a comment on your blog . . .)

    1. You're so silly Janette! But yes, they give me great comfort too - I think one of the neatest things I've experienced from all these dreams and real experiences is the lack of fear present, almost as if it were the most normal thing in the world to wake up and find someone by your bed ...

  4. Precious experience. I'm glad you are willing to share it because I hoard my own experiences.

  5. What a wonderful, wonderful experience! So glad you shared it with us!

  6. Lovely! What a glorious and special gift you were given. Thank you for sharing it with us.

  7. Wow---that is a great experience!!! It is very encouraging to know that you are loved by others from the other side. Thanks for sharing!!!!