Saturday, August 16, 2014

Graham St.

My husband and I drove to a neighboring town today.  Driving back home the traffic was terrible on 1-95 so we got off and tried a different route.  It wasn't the way we would normally go.  We were so surprised when we saw this street sign- GRAHAM ST.!  We had no idea there was a street by this name in this other town we were in.  Another mile or two down the road we saw a sign for GRAHAM PARK RD. but were unable to get a picture of it.  Wonderful signs from our son that he wanted us to see.  I got a little teary-eyed.   Graham shows he is always surrounding us with his love and comfort to keep us moving forward.  We are doing our best.  Love is the bridge.  Love is everything. 

Friday, August 15, 2014

Messages of Comfort

I have been feeling a little sad this week.  I know my son is doing his best to comfort me with his signs and messages.  I am so grateful.  The signs and messages help so much.  They are validations of Graham's continuing presence and love that soothe my grieving heart.

This morning as I was driving a van caught my eye because it had a graphic that read MONARCH POOL SERVICES and had two orange butterflies on it.  At that same time the John Lennon song, We All Shine On, played on my car radio.  I have that song on my iTunes play list.  A few minutes later a favorite message song of mine played, I Will Wait, By Mumford and Sons.  When I was doing my grocery shopping, I heard the Evanescence song, My Immortal, play in the store.  This hauntingly beautiful song has great meaning to me too, and is also on my play list.  

When I was driving home I saw a car with a heart decal in the back window.  I managed to take a picture of it.  A little while later I saw another car with a wonderful message - Angel Rides!  Hearts, love, light, immortality, butterflies, transformation, and angels.  Thank you, my sweet boy.  I hear your messages and see your signs.  I love you too.  Understanding that you are still here is my greatest comfort.  Love is always and forever. 

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Messages of Love From Heaven

I was delightfully surprised last night with a message from my dear son!  I was signed into the chat room and listening to this BlogTalkRadio when Pamela said she had a message for me!  It is the greatest comfort to understand that our relationships don't end when a loved one passes.  To still be able to communicate means more than anything.  Thank you, Graham.  I love you more than I could ever say. 

Messages of Love from Heaven with Host and Medium Pamela Marie Edmunds

Recorded Show

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Rainbow Cloud Angel

My husband just stepped out onto our deck and then called for me to come and look at a cloud. There was a rainbow in it! I said we need to take some pictures. When looking at the pictures on the computer I now notice the cloud is unusually shaped too. I think it looks like a rainbow angel, my darling angel boy. I can also clearly see his face. I believe that our dear son, Graham, was giving his mom and dad a heavenly hello.

"No matter how far I'm gonna find my way to you..."

Colbie Caillat - "Rainbow" (YouTube)

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Divine Memories Angel Statue

Last Tuesday I had the thought of adding an angel statue to the planted island area in our front yard. I did a little searching on line and found one that I thought might be nice, but wasn't certain. The next day I decided to look a little more and found an angel statue that had me in tears. I had such a powerful emotional reaction to it - I knew this was the one. It is called "Divine Memories." It is available from Amazon and this website:

I was having a little landscaping done in my yard that same day. When the work was completed I went out to see what had been done. I was so surprised to find a feather in the yard by this finished work!
When my husband came home from work I showed him the angel statue online and the feather I had found. He really liked the statue too. We then ordered it online.

Wednesday evenings I usually listen to one of our wonderful group members' ( Pamela Marie Edmunds MediumandHealer ) blogtalkradio internet radio shows. My husband said, isn't it interesting that Pamela's show tonight is titled, "The Power of Angels?" Wow! I hadn't even put that together with the other angel signs. It was further validation when Pamela's guest even mentioned angel statues and feathers as signs from angels. I am so grateful to know that we all have a heavenly team of unconditional love, support and guidance.

Our special "Divine Memories" angel statue arrived this afternoon. We now have it as another memorial for our treasured son, Graham, who did so much work in our yard. Graham, we love and honor you in every breath we take.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Memorial Garden Butterfly Release

Yesterday afternoon the Northern Virginia Chapter of Bereaved Parents of the USA had it's 3rd Annual Butterfly Release at our chapter's lovely Memorial Garden. The garden grows more beautiful every year. It is a healing sanctuary filled with our treasured children's presence. Here I am releasing my butterfly at my son's memorial stone.
Here is a link to the Bereaved Parents of the USA.
You might be interested in seeing if there is a local chapter near you that holds monthly support meetings and special events during the year. Bereaved Parents of the USA has a national conference every summer. There is a free quarterly online newsletter available too.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

More Signs and Messages

I had another series of wonderful signs and messages today. I'd like to share some of the ways we can receive them.

This afternoon while my husband and I were out to do some errands I noticed a personalized license plate on a car in the lane next to ours. It read "R PATH" (our path) and was a butterfly license plate! This really struck me because I feel that my son in spirit and I share a path together, and the butterfly was certainly meaningful too. When we were driving a little later to a different store the beautiful song, "All Of Me," by John Legend played on our car radio. I love this song. Here it is on YouTube: It means so much to me. I just recently added it to my iTunes play list. As I was remarking on this to my husband he said, look what's on the back of the van in front of us. It said "Angel's"! When we went into the garden section of the store we were at I saw these yard stakes - a butterfly, a dragonfly, and a cardinal! What wonderful signs!

To top this all off when we returned home and I checked the mail I was very surprised to see there was a package for me. It was from a girlfriend of mine. It was a T-shirt with patriotic butterflies on it and patriotic heart shaped earrings with a lovely card. The 4th of July is a bittersweet day for me. That was the last holiday we had with our dear son. We had a lovely time with family and friends outdoors on our patio then, and the picture of Graham with this post is from that celebration. We never could have imagined that Graham would be gone two months later. I don't know if my girlfriend even knows this. She was living overseas when Graham passed. In her card she said," Happy 4th - can you guess - yes butterflies - Graham's always there with you!" Wow! I couldn't help but cry. Love is everything, and nothing else matters. Love to us all.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

A Sign Filled Afternoon

Signs and messages can come in so many different ways.
This afternoon my husband and I went out to run a few errands. Our first stop was to the grocery store for a couple of items. When we parked our car we noticed the personalized license plate on the car parked in front of us. It was a little unusual. It read, MY SOUL. We took a picture of it.
When we were checking out the cashier asked me if I wanted to purchase a scratch-off ticket for a dollar for children's cancer. I said okay, as it's something I usually do. As we were leaving the store I said to my husband, "Wouldn't it be nice if we ever did win any money from these tickets?" When we got in the car I scratched off the ticket and was so surprised to see that I had scratched off three fives, 555, meaning I had won $5.00. But I also knew that this was a message. Here is the meaning of 555 in Angel Numbers -
As we were driving to our next stop one of the most beautiful message songs from my dear son played on our car radio, "I Will Wait," by Mumford and Sons. I love this song! Here it is on YouTube -
A few minutes later I couldn't believe the personalized license plate I saw on a car in the lane next to us, NVR ENDS (Never Ends). This has so much personal significance. LOVE NEVER ENDS is what we had engraved on Graham's grave stone. It's also what is engraved on the back of the thumbprint necklace I always wear with Graham's thumbprint.
Be open, be aware. Trust and believe. Our loved ones in spirit are a living presence in a different form. They are still here. We can learn a new way to communicate when we learn the language of spirit. Love is the bridge. Love to us all.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

2014 Memorial Day Confederate Cemetery Luminaria

My husband and I attended the Memorial Day luminaria ceremony at the Fredericksburg Confederate Cemetery last week. My family discovered just over a year ago that I have an ancestor who is buried here. All we ever knew was that he died somewhere in Virginia. He is my great-great-great grandfather who was from Georgia. When downloading some pictures this morning from the event we noticed the large orb on my husband's shoulder! I feel it is our dear son, Graham, sharing this occasion with us. I definitely felt his presence. Forever by our sides.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

A Mother's Day Message of Love

I had a wonderful sign/message today for Mother's Day from my dear angel boy, Graham.

Yesterday my husband and I drove to my parents' house to spend the Mother's Day weekend with them. I was up early this morning while everyone else was still in bed. I went into the sunroom and noticed a cross-stitched picture I had made for my mother around 25 years ago. It was on the floor leaning against a furniture piece. It has a lovely verse written for mothers. As I read the verse and noticed the butterflies my tears started to flow. I realized this was no coincidence. I knew it was a message of love and appreciation for Mother's Day from my son.

When my father woke up I asked him about the picture. He said that he found the picture in his storage area and thought they should find a place to hang it. He said it had been on the sunroom floor for a couple of weeks because they couldn't decide where to hang it. I know I was meant to see it today as a message from my son on this special day.

It is the greatest comfort to know that our relationships don't end with our loved ones in spirit. They are still with us. They show us this in many different ways. Love is always and forever.

The first picture is how I found it. The second picture is a close-up so you can read the beautiful verse. The third picture is my treasured son in this same sunroom in 2007. This picture was taken just about a month before Graham passed.
Mother's Day love and blessings to us all.

Friday, May 9, 2014

"A Mother's Tears" Is on the SPIRITED WOMAN Top 12 Mother's Day Book Pick List!

Blow the Spirited Woman trumpet! I am thrilled, excited, and delighted to announce our just released Spirited Woman Top 12 Mother's Day Pick List. Mother's Day is such a great time for inner-nurturing and gifting to mom and these authors are SO TALENTED. I urge you to support them! Find out more about their books on our website at, or go to this link: In the meantime, I want to personally salute these spirited authors for making the pick list: Zoe Dawson, Dawn Bournand, Ayn Cates Sullivan, Claire Ann Stevenson, Mary Dillin Shurtleff, Barbara McNally, Rose Gordon, Karen Keilt, Rosie Trakostanec, Linda Wolf, Jamila Thomas, Joi Johnson, Carol Scibelli

I was honored to have my book selected to be on this list.  I hope it will touch and comfort many grieving hearts.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Corinthians 13:13

The more I think about this the more I marvel.
Yesterday afternoon my husband and I were out running some errands. We stopped at a stoplight and this van was beside us. We waited several minutes for the light to change so we were able to take this picture. I have never seen a vehicle with this beautiful quote from Corinthians 13:13. " And now these three remain : faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love." Notice the butterflies too. We knew it was a message from our dear son, Graham. What are the odds of seeing something like this, much less have it be right next to you? I love the way spirit works!
We stopped at a Barnes and Noble after this and a few minutes after entering the store the song, "Love Don't Die," played!   I felt that validated the message of love we saw on the van.
"A thousand years go by, but love don't die"!

Saturday, May 3, 2014

A Sign From Graham

Here is an amazing story about a sign from my son to Monica Hofer, a bereaved mom and facebook friend of mine, and about signs I received the same day she related this to me.  She has written a book about her journey with losing her four year old son called, "Heal My Broken Heart" (available as an Amazon Kindle book - Heal My Broken Heart).  We sent each other our books and have messaged back and forth.  

Here is Monica's description of what happened:

It is my birthday and before I left home, I told you all I would watch for a sign from the angels or Jordi... Well, I was riding the bus in to work this morning as I do every day. Was reading a poem in Claire Ann Stevenson's book, "A Mother's Tears". The poem is entitled Unrelenting Grief, at p. 73 of her book. In the first stanza she writes, "After my son died, I just cried and cried, I didn't know what to do with myself, Or where I could turn for help." I said to myself, yes, I can relate to that... where do you turn for help? Suddenly, an angelic female voice cooed, "Graham". I was floored because Graham is Claire Ann Stevenson's son's name. I was getting off at the next stop which was being announced by an automatic recording that is triggered via satellite after you leave the previous stop. She said, "Graham (then a long pause) at Garry, Winnipeg Square." I was thrilled! And have told Claire about this gift I received today, from her son, Graham. 

Also, I told Claire, maybe Jordi (my son who passed on) will bring her a gift today and that she should watch for a penny, bugs, birds or butterflies. She said she did see 2 cardinals earlier today! A chapter in my book is entitled "The Cardinal" and tells of how I watch for my one cardinal every Christmas. She received two today, on my birthday. I think that's a beautiful message that our children are together on the other side!
As a postscript, I (Claire Ann) want to add that at the same time I saw the two cardinals fly in front of my car, the old song "Everlasting Love" started playing on the car radio!  Everlasting Love (YouTube)  What a perfect song.  I feel that what happened to Monica and me are such wonderful examples of how we are all connected, here and on the other side.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A Special Pen

I was in a Things Remembered store a few days ago.  I had been looking for a pen because I lost the one I had carried in my purse.  I found and bought a special blue pen there.  It is unique because it has three different lovely charms you can interchange with it.  I like it because one charm is a heart and one says "MOM".  The pen can also be engraved.  I had "LOVE NEVER ENDS" engraved on it.  Those words are on Graham's grave stone and on the back of Graham's thumbprint necklace I always wear.  Here is a link to Things Remembered with information for this pen and a picture of the one I bought.  Things Remembered pens