Hi Lainy -
I had been reading your posts about your visits from Teddy and was thinking about sharing what happened after my mom passed away.
I was extremely tired when I got home the night after mom died and I feel into a deep sleep. At 4 a.m., I heard her call my name but it was how she did it when she was upset with me. So, I crawled out of bed and at 4:30 a.m., I was trundling down the deserted aisles of the nearby 24-hour Safeway (the first and only time in my life). I guess she did it to make sure I had food in the house although certainly she also knew that I was not the cook she was!
Well, after that, there was absolutely nothing and I felt a little hurt that the one time I heard from her, she had sounded so sharp.
About six years afer mom passed, my long-term relationship with a boyfriend ended and it was a very tough time for me. I took to going to Punchbowl to see mom every weekend and after I left her flowers, I would go up to the look-out. From that look-out, on one side, you can see the whole city below and the other side, you can see the whole of the cemetary. I would look at the columbarium where mom rests and I would so wish that she were here so I could talk to her.
One sunny summer day, I was walking down the broad bricked pathway from the look-out to my car when I saw a bright twinkling (immediately fairy light came to mind although this was in bright sunshine) which danced in the air. I kept watching it as I walked down the path and this light kept twirling in the air and drifting slowly down the path. I finally neared, reached out and caught it in my hand. It was a square of textured, clear plastic wrap (like what might be placed on the top layer in a box of candy.) I looked at it and said "hi, mom."
I folded it carefully and it has ridden with me since in my car console.
I got some strange looks when I describing hearing mom call me so I didn't tell anybody about what happened at Punchbowl. After reading about your visits with Teddy, I know mom came to see me because she knew I needed her.
I take my dog walking every morning and as I mentioned, it's been cold and rainy. On Saturday, when I looked up, there was a big, triangle-shaped patch of clear sky with the gray rain clouds streaming past and this morning, there was a big square of clear sky with the gray clouds surrounding it. I think mom and dad are looking down to check that we're OK.
So, Lainy -- I'm with you 100%