Holidays can be one of the most sorrowful periods in our lives as the memories of treasured moments spent with our loves come flooding back. These are some of the times that we most dread. We often feel alone, and our pain can be even more intense. Oh, how we wish they could be here with us again, enjoying each other’s company and laughing and chatting again.
Would you be shocked to learn that our loved ones in Heaven actually do come around to spend those special holidays with us?
“What?” you might say. “How can you know this for sure?”
In my spiritual bereavement support work since 1998, I have observed time and again that holidays and special occasions are when our loved ones will very often give us “signs” from heaven to let us know they are around us, loving us, and comforting us.
These signs may be in the form of happy and vivid dreams; the strong aroma of a scent associated with them; a special song connected to them suddenly comes on. You may just “happen” to come across a forgotten card or gift from your loved one even though you were not intentionally looking for it.
These are just a few of the many ways that our loved ones let us know they are celebrating the holidays with us, and that they are like angels on our shoulders now. Because these signs are often experienced after prayer, I believe they are a gift from God to replace our heart’s sorrow with tender moments of joy.