Monkey's mom, Milly, passed away just 18 days after Dad. On our way home from planning Milly's funeral, I was looking out the car window and I saw my Dad. At first I thought I was losing my mind because of the grief I was experiencing. But I saw him sitting in his Ford pick-up in front of City Hall, wearing his favorite shirt - his red, Knights of Columbus polo. I didn't share what I had seen with anyone. Later that night, Monkey said, "I know this may sound crazy, but I swore I saw your Dad today when we drove through town."
In my Dad's "retirement", he mowed lawns for local rental properties. Last summer, a friend of my parents shared with me that she had been thinking of my Dad lately. She thought she saw him on a riding mower in front of an apartment building in town.
Were these "sightings" real? I don't know if they were true or not, but they're real to me. I believe that my Dad is in Heaven. I also believe that God uses signs to show His infinite love and mercy to us all the time. So for me, seeing my Dad was possibly a way of God letting me know that Dad was o.k. and that I would be o.k. too.
Happy Heavenly Birthday Dad! I love and miss you!