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.