Saturday, July 25, 2015


Here is a wonderful sign today that my husband had from our son.  I was in another aisle. 

My wife Claire Ann and I were in Wegman's today shopping and I was looking through the wines. I looked up and immediately in front of me was this Graham's tawny port. This is very definitely a sign for me because my son's name is Graham. What's more, before he passed he liked tawny port. Also, if he had lived he would have been 30 years old in 2015.

Graham's birthday is March 30th. and he would have been 30 years old.  This was a sign in several different ways.  We are still marveling at it. 

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Remember Me

This morning I was at a store in their jewelry department to return a bracelet that I had bought. I ended up exchanging it for another meaningful bracelet for my angel son, Graham. After doing that I decided to look for a pair of two tone earrings. A different saleswoman came over to ask me if she could help me find what I was looking for. She directed me to a small area of Brighton jewelry that I hadn't seen. While I was looking at the earrings, I noticed the necklaces that were there too. I was so surprised when I saw there were words on the back of one of them. The words are, "When you wear this remember me." I knew that Graham had directed me to find this. I was tearful as I was making my purchase.

I explained to the saleswoman why this was so emotional for me. She was very kind. She was from another country. I asked her where she was from. She said she was from Korea. That was such a surprise too because Graham was born in Korea! We spent two years there while my husband was in the Army. That was another amazing connection. I am continually amazed with all the ways Graham finds to comfort and assure me of his eternal love and presence. Our loved ones are not here in the way we want them to be, but they are still here. Love truly is always and forever.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Swan Song

 I have been receiving many swan messages and signs recently.  When I did a little research into the meaning of swans I discovered they have great symbolism.   I ordered two white swans to have beside our lovely water feature/pond in our back yard.  I think they are beautiful and speak to the partnership that my son and I share.   I was moved to write this poem.

Swan Song

Ancient symbols of love and eternity,
Union, bonds, and loyalty,
Strong and graceful, stately and white,
Swan pairs often unite for life.

A devoted partnership of beauty and grace,
Calm and serene, moving without haste,
On water that is calm and ripple free,
Swans appear to glide effortlessly.

What lovely ideals swans represent,
Spiritual messages that are heaven sent,
They speak of the soul and transformation,
Music, poetry, and inspiration.

A bridge between the ordinary and the divine,
Realization that comes with the passing of time,
They sing a song of beauty unsurpassed,
Of inner realms, intuition, and love that is vast.

Swan Symbolism

My Beautiful Soul's photo.I have a friend who shared this lovely image with me last night. She said that my relationship with my angel son, Graham, reminds her of swans, and did I know how loyal swans are to each other. I knew that swans mated for life, but I didn't know some of their other significance. I did a google search and found this link that had some fascinating information about swan symbolism.… One of the interesting things I learned was that in Celtic tradition the swan represents the soul, our eternal essence. My ancestry is all British Isles so this appealed to me.
The funny thing is my husband had been looking through our kitchen drawers a few days ago searching for something. He pulled out a small carved wooden swan that was in one of the drawers and asked why that was there. I said that someone had given it to me years ago and I didn't know what to do with it so I had stuck it in a drawer and forgotten about it. It's still on my kitchen counter. The synchronicity of this made me realize that this was a message.

Today a special friend was visiting. We went to an Irish pub for lunch in historic downtown Fredericksburg. Afterwards we went into an Irish shop nearby. I was looking at the Celtic jewelry in a display case and was amazed when I noticed a necklace that appeared to be swans! I asked the saleswoman if it was swans and could I look at it. I have never seen jewelry with swans before. She said they were swans. I knew that was another sign and felt that I should buy it. When I was paying for the necklace the saleswoman started rubbing her hands together and said someone must be talking about her because her palms were tingling. I looked at her and said, I know why your hands are tingling. I showed her a picture of my son and told her that he had passed and that the swans were a sign from him. What a profound moment. We all just looked at each other and marveled in the significance of it all.