Do any of you believe in signs or messages from your deceased child? I do, and it helps me with the grieving process and to overcome tough days, like her birthday.
Every time I see a penny that shouldn’t be there or wasn’t there the last time I looked, I think of it as the presence of Samantha. I could be having any type of day – good, bad, indifferent – and when I see a misplaced penny, I instantly sense a presence of her and say to myself “Samantha is thinking of me”. I know this might sound crazy, but it makes me feel happy to believe that she’s thinking of her dad and wants to let me know that.
The most impactful penny sighting happened on Samantha’s birthday – April 25, 2018. My birthday is on April 27th. Samantha would have been 14 in 2019. (She died in 2006 at the age of 17 months.) I was walking into work, and feeling absolutely horrible. Her birthday and death day are terrible triggers for me, and I was depressed and feeling a very heavy sense of grief that day. As I approached my desk, I saw a penny on my chair. In my 17 years of working at my company, I’ve never seen a penny on my chair, so this sighting was completely unexpected and a total shock. It wasn’t there last night when I left work for the day. I asked around and nobody claimed putting the penny there. I immediately called my wife and said “You’re not going to believe what’s on my chair! A penny and it wasn’t there when I left work last night.” She said “What date is on the penny?” I picked it up, looked closely at the date, and couldn’t believe my eyes that the date was 2006, the year she died.
I knew Samantha was thinking of me and telling me that she was OK and that I should not be sad. I instantly went from deep longing and sadness to euphoric. It was the best birthday present I’ve received in the 13 years since Samantha has passed away.
We all know that the grieving process is unique and personal. Some might believe in signs. Others may not. The bottom line is that if it’s signs or looking at photos or visiting the grave site that gives you moments of happiness, then embrace it. I did and it’s turned some pretty painful days into a positive.
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