How many of you have encountered spirits? Have you seen Angels? I have. The first time I believed in spirits was when my son was about 3 years old. He used to sit on his bed at bedtime and talk to what I thought was his imaginary friends. He would be in there having a grand old chat with whoever he was talking to. He wasn’t scared at all. He was always smiling and happy when he was talking to them.
One day, my ex-mother in law came over for a visit. We were in the living room and talking about different things. I had a shelving unit that I had all my family photos on. On one shelf, I had photos coming up each side on a diagonal slant and in the back in the middle of all them was a picture of my grandmother who I was extremely close to growing up. She passed away when I was 13 years old. My son pointed to her picture and said “Mommy, that’s who I talk to every night. That’s Lucie.” When I looked at the picture, I noticed something different. The picture was no longer in the back, but at the very front of the shelf, ahead of all the pictures. I had never touched the picture or moved it in any way. I looked at him in shock and asked him again what he said. He said “that’s Lucie. She sits and talks to me every night and sometimes she has her friend Al with her. They are really nice.” Now Al was my grandfather who passed away before I was born. I was in complete and utter shock. I had never told my son my grandmother’s name or showed him who she was. I had a sense of both sadness and a feeling of longing to see my grandmother again. Just to hear her voice. My ex-mother in law basically said “Nope….see ya later!” and left the house. Her hairs were standing up on her arm…..it freaked her out so much. That’s when I started to believe in spirits.
I know my grandmother is all around me….mostly at difficult times or stressful times. My grandmother was a heavy smoker…….and there is one part in my home where if you are near it or sitting by it, you will smell a strong presence of cigarette smoke. I am not the only one who smells it. It won’t last long, but I know she is there. It comforts me. My granddaughters as babies would look in that corner and smile and laugh. I knew they could see her and it made my heart smile.
I have an old dresser that was handed down to me from my great grandmother, to my grandmother, to my mother and then to me. I had the dresser for years with nothing every happening. But within the past 12 years (since 2008) funny things started happening. I had the dresser situated in my master bedroom so you could see the dresser from the living room where we were sitting. My dogs started to not want to go in the bedroom. They would stop where the door is and growl. They would see the dresser from the living room and growl and bark. They absolutely refused to go into the bedroom. This would freak my husband right out! He would say to me “Throw that dresser out!” but I never could throw it out. One night, we were at a bonfire of someone we knew when a woman came and sat next to me. She started making conversation and then said to me, “Do you mind if I ask you a question” I told her I did not mind at all. “Do you have an old dresser in your home that has been passed down to you?” I looked at her strangely and said that I did. She proceeded to describe the dresser to me to an exact match. I was still looking at her thinking, how does she possibly know this??? She then asked me “Do you mind if I say a cleansing prayer? There is something attached to it that is not friendly”. I asked her what it was and she just told me that I didn’t want to know that. I told her that I did want to know but she refused to tell me what it was. She said I would be better off not knowing. That drove me crazy because I wanted to know, but I could not force her to tell me. I told her to go ahead with her cleansing prayer and when she was done she said to me “Now your grandmother is very happy that it is gone”. That freaked me out a bit because I never told her my grandmother had the dresser so that made me very curious about how she could know this. We never had any instances since.