Saturday, February 14, 2015

Hearts

I couldn't think of a better day to share this quick little story, then on Valentine's Day.   I had been contemplating whether or not to share as this is mostly a doll review blog, but then I figured...it's just for fun anyway so why not!? 

About 2 and a half years ago, a week after I had my daughter "Little Button", my father passed away unexpectedly from cardiac complications.  It completely shocked and rattled my world, but I was so incredibly fortunate enough to have a brand new, precious, sweet little newborn to focus on and love that my family and I dealt with his passing extremely well and in time, came to easily feel joy again whenever we think and share stories of him. 

He was very young, though, only 52 years old.
One of his most striking characteristics was that he had a really amazing sense of humor.  That is pretty much how everyone remembers him when they share their own personal memories of what their time with him was like. 

 Ever since then, I talk to him daily and feel his presence near me quite often.  He was a really funny, witty guy and extremely caring.  He was an amazing person and now that he has passed "to the other side" I almost feel like my relationship with him is even better.  Happier and clearer and without worry. 

Shortly after we moved here to the Farm, I went through a few weeks of uncertainty regarding an issue I was having in my personal life.  On this particular day a few months ago, I was really missing him and asked for a sign from him that all was well, that he really was there watching out for me and that I was on the "right path,"etc. 

Later that day, I got an urge to suddenly look at the ceiling in my office while I was working and there was a bright, heart-shaped sun "spot".  I had never seen anything like this!  Now I know it was just the way the sun happened to be shining through the curtains, but it was such a coincidence that I happened to catch it, at that moment because not long after, it had morphed into a different pattern. 


Since this day, I have never looked up at the ceiling again to see this exact shape or anything even resembling heart! 
When it happened, my mind immediately realized that this was a sign from my Dad and I had the most comforting feelings come over me.  Sort of like a "we're all in this together" feeling. ;}

Throughout the next few days, I continued to see heart shaped objects during my walks outside, so I started to tote my camera around as I knew I eventually wanted to do a blog post about it.  







I wanted to wish each and every one of you reading this today a very happy and loving Valentine's Day.  Whether you spend it with a spouse, partner, child, parent, pet or yourself, just know that there is always somebody that loves you-always :)  xo




19 comments:

  1. Aw, that was touching. Thanks for sharing your story (and the photos of those random hearts out in the world). Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks, jSarie, you too! Gotta have a little bit of mushy stuff for Valentine's Day ;)

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  2. What a sweet story. I do believe that those were signs from your father! I lost my mother when I was 15, my sister when I was 16 and my father when I was 24. They all died at very young ages. My mom was 48, my sister was 24 and my father was 51. I took my mother's and sister's deaths the hardest and even to this day I "talk" to them. For example I have lost an item and will ask them for help in finding it. Much to my surprise, I will turn around as see the item in a spot that I had just frantically searched through! I get a feeling of comfort when this happens, knowing that they are somehow out there still giving me guidance. I hop you have a wonderful valentine's day with your husband and your daughters. Thanks for sharing all the little hearts!

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    1. Wow, Phyllis, I am sorry to hear of the lose of your parents and sister-yes, they were all very young! I also truly believe they are always here and interested in what we are doing and those "nudges" or "hunches" we sometimes get are definitely from them. I'm glad you still talk and feel close to them as I do as well with my father and grandmother. :) Thanks for the Valentine wishes and same to you and the girls as well! There is so much chocolate in our house right now:) xo

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  3. Oh, this is so sweet, I truly believe in signs like this, because I have had an amazing experience once when I had a severe accident. Thank you for sharing, and have a loving Valentine! Linda (Night Owl) xxx

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    1. Hi Linda! I know, I totally believe that our energy never really goes away when we pass on and I love getting little "winks" from my Dad and grandparents and they always seem to answer when I ask for a sign. I'm sorry to hear you had a severe accident years ago, but glad you had an amazing experience as a result. It's so good to "see" you on here again! :) xxx

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  4. Awww that was a lovely story :) I'm glad to hear that you get comfort from the heart shapes you've seen in your world.
    My dad died when he was 61, almost 20 years ago and I have to say that I think of him and see him in my dreams very often. I also think he is looking after us and looking down on us.....and that gives me comfort too. :)
    Big hugs Sharon in Spain xx

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    1. That is really cool that you still dream of him. That is the best part, I think, as sometimes it really feels like you are actually "visiting" with them again. I am sure they are all smiling wherever they are as we all are blogging about them today! ;)
      Big hugs right back from NY :) xx

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  5. The beloved ones always leave us too early and too unexpectedly. It's a blessing that they stay in our memory though. Maybe we wouldn't love them so much if they lived forever? Maybe we wouldn't care at all if we knew that they were supposed to be with us all the time?

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    1. Really interesting to think about, Stary....Zgred! :)

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  6. So sweet! I have had similar experiences so I know what you are feeling. I hope you had the best Valentines day ever!

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    1. Thanks, The grandmommy, you too! :) xo

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  7. I am so sorry for your loss, but that is amazing, I am sure he is with you always.

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    1. Aww, thanks Halo and I think you're right. :)

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  8. Farrah, what a sweet story you shared! You were given such a special gift of comfort and love! I was close to my Grandpa that passed away a year ago last week and I love the little moments I come across that remind me of him.

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    1. Thank you, Anna! I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Grandpa. I feel like they area always there, giving us signs that they are with us. I really feel like the signs are constantly there, it's just a matter of whether or not we are in the right mind-frame to notice or receive them! xo

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  9. I missed this lovely post...for some reason it didn't come up on my feed. What a sad but also lovely story and I am so glad you still feel your Dad near. He really was far too young.

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