Saturday, February 28, 2015

This Is Not A Pipe - A sign from my son.

This is one of the more amazing signs from my son.  He was a Graphic Design major in college.  One of his assignments was to create a handmade book illustrating a story with photographs.  Graham chose to make a book with photos that he took of his good friend who was a pipe smoker.  Graham showed the start to finish process of his friend preparing and smoking a pipe.  For the cover photo of his book he chose an iconic image in Art circles, Rene' Magritte's image of a pipe with the words "Ceci n'est pas une pipe".  The translation is, "This is not a pipe." 

A few days ago a friend recommended we watch the movie, "The Fault In Our Stars."  My husband and I watched it last night on one of the cable movie channels on TV.  This movie is about two teenagers that have cancer.  I don't think I would have watched it if she hadn't recommended it.  It turned out to be a very good movie with a lot of food for thought. 

About three quarters of the way through the movie my husband and I looked at each other in surprised amazement.  In one of the scenes the lead actress is wearing a T-shirt with the Rene' Magritte pipe and caption!  The first picture above is from the movie, and the second is the cover of Graham's project.  

I am continually awed by the ways our loved ones in spirit manage to bring us their signs and messages.  There is no power stronger than love.  Believe in the magic of love. 

Friday, February 27, 2015

Ascending Butterfly Scarf

Yesterday I received a gift in the mail.  It was a lovely butterfly scarf from a special friend, Cindy Adkins.  A prayer card accompanied the scarf.  The prayer was beautiful.  It says, "As my loved one's soul ascended toward heaven, it did not erase the strong bond between us. Lord, I thank you for that connection and wear this scarf in remembrance of them.  Amen."  Cindy has a wonderful Facebook page called Angels At My Door, at  It is an inspirational and comforting page for the grieving.
After reading the prayer card I placed the scarf around my neck.  I was standing in my kitchen with tears streaming down my face.  It was a very emotional moment.  I could feel my son's presence.  I was listening to iTunes on my computer and at this same time I heard the song Silent Lucidity by Queensryche play.  It's one of a 120 songs that I have on an iTunes play list of songs for my son.  I knew for that particular song to play at that exact moment was not coincidental.  Today I looked up the lyrics and was once again in tears, this time of amazement.  Some of the lines from this song that speak to my heart are, "I will be watching over you, I am going to  see you through," and "If you open your eyes for me, you won't rely on open eyes to see."  What a powerful message from my son!  The prayer and the song are about connection.

Thank you, Graham, my sweet boy.  I love you more than I can say.  My eyes are open for you. 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Divine Synchronicities

Yesterday morning I was standing at my stove starting to cook my breakfast.  I turned on the light above the range top (the picture shows the light).  Occasionally this light has gone off and then come back on a few minutes later.  I have wondered if this could be my son or just something with the light.  This morning the light did something that it has never done before.  The light went off, came back on, went out, and came back on, all within a few seconds.  I immediately felt that it was my son saying good morning.  I then had the thought that this was like Morse Code and wondered if it could be another way of communicating across dimensions.  I knew that could be done by sound or light. One thing led to another.  Later during the day I remembered a movie we had seen some years back that involved communication from passed loved ones using Morse Code. 

When I mentioned all this to my husband after he got home from work he said we had that movie on DVD.  I had forgotten about the DVD.  It is called "A Rumor Of Angels."  Watch the video short of this movie that is on this link -  It's a remarkable movie.   We watched the end of this movie that night because I was sure this was all a message.  In the credits at the end we noticed something we didn't see before.  This movie was based on a book by a mother who lost a son in the First World War.  It is about how she and her son communicated by using Morse Code after he passed!  We found the book and have ordered it; it's available from at  I am blown away.  At the end of the movie the message the woman gives the young boy is - "Don't grieve. Grief is remorse for things undone.  I'm closer to you now than I've ever been.  The ties of love continue.  I'll always be with you.  Speak with me as if you could see my face." My tears were flowing at that point.  I find it interesting too that I posted my "Always and Forever" poem yesterday to the Signs From Our Loved Ones Facebook group.  Love truly does transcend space and time. Follow the trails our loved ones give us. 

Tonight, when my husband was driving home from his commuter train station, he had SiriusXM radio on, and switched to the "40's on 4" channel. After a song played the announcer came on and said to contact them by sending an email, or to use their favorite means of communication, Morse Code. This was followed by a short clip of the sounds of Morse Code.   He was so surprised to hear this after all the Morse Code connections we experienced yesterday.  This is divine synchronicity.  We know that was our son, Graham.  God bless us all and our loved ones in spirit.

Friday, February 20, 2015

A Spirit-FIlled Moment

Yesterday I went to visit a dear friend who works in a jewelry store.  I bought an "Endless Love" bracelet and three charms there a couple of months ago as a memorial bracelet for my son.  While I was there I decided to look at the charms to see if there were any others that I might like to add to the bracelet.  

I was looking at a star charm that had a small blue stone in it.  I told the salesperson that I liked this because I thought it was the birthstone for my son who was born in March.  She said yes, an aquamarine is the birthstone for March.  She then asked me when my son's birthday was and I replied March 30th.  She looked at me in surprise and said that was her birthday too! 

I then told her that the star was also special for me because of a poem that my friend wrote for me after my son passed.  The first line in the poem is, "He was a bright and shining star."  I had the tray ceiling in my bedroom painted as the night sky after my son passed.  It has a full moon and stars and a shooting star in it.  She then looked at me and said, "I have a shooting star tattoo on my leg!"  She had goosebumps.  By this time my tears were flowing and she was teary eyed too.  I told her that she was my sign from Graham today.  We hugged each other and knew that what had just happened was a very special spirit-filled moment.  Graham always finds ways to let me know that he is with me.  Our loved ones in spirit are alive and well and continue to be a part of our lives.  They want us to know this.  Love never dies.  Thank you, Graham, my sweet boy.  Every charm brings a loving thought of you.