Hello and welcome to week 8! I hope you're still hanging in there and enjoying everything. This weeks stories are ones that have happened to me. I'm still looking for stories from others. Please send some in if you're comfortable. Thanks!
We've recently lost my grandma within the last couple of months. I was extremely close to her. She's always been there for me as I was growing up. I've spent a lot of time with her over the years, and I was lucky enough to be holding her hand as she passed away. Even after her passing, grandma has still been there to comfort me. A few days after my grandma passed away, Don and I were running some errands, while I was the one driving. At that time, our dog was having issues with having some seizures. We didn't know what was causing them. My dog is one of my very best friends ever. As I was driving, Don and I were discussing her condition and trying to figure out what our next steps would be. What could happen. I became upset of losing her, and I started to cry. Don listened and did his best to comfort me. He all of a sudden saw something reach between us. Out of the back seat of the car, reached an arm and hand. The hand then rested on my shoulder, as in trying to bring me comfort. It rested there for a moment, then retreated back into the back seat. Don watched the whole thing and didn't mention a word of it until we got home. He didn't want to make me lose concentration while I was driving. He said it was a tiny, feminine hand that he saw. My grandma was tiny and had these little hands. I'd like to believe that this was her giving me some comfort in my time of need.
The house that I grew up in from 2nd grade on, is only about 7 minutes from my current home. My dad still occupies this residence. We're over there quite a bit for dinners, hang outs, and sometimes Don and I will go to check on things or let his dog outside to go potty while he's at work. Growing up, I've had several experiences in this house. I've had lights turned off while showering, I've heard plenty of noises, and I've heard someone whisper, "I miss you." There was a night that I was awake in bed trying to fall asleep. I've always been a night owl, so I used to have the hardest time falling asleep before a certain time of night. As I was laying in bed, I all of a sudden had the sense that someone was in the room with me. I couldn't explain it, but I knew it was there. I suddenly felt these fingers running through my hair. It was unmistakable. I have felt my mom do this very thing before. I didn't know who it was, but I just laid there and let it happen. There was another time where I was up late talking to a boyfriend on the phone one weekend. We were doing the long distance thing, so we were always chatting late at night trying to keep the young love going. I could hear my dad snoring and the house was otherwise quiet. I all of a sudden heard a knock at my door. I thought that I had awoken my mom from talking, and she was telling me to wrap it up. I told my boyfriend to hold on, and said, "Yea?" Nothing. "Mom? I'll be off the phone soon." Still nothing. I ignored it and kept talking. Then another knock. "Yea? Who is it?" Nothing. This whole time I could hear my dad sawing logs, so I knew it could only be my mom. I got up and opened the door, and nobody was there. I even crept down the hall to look into their bedroom and they were both fast asleep. I went back into my room and kept talking. Not 10 minutes later, another knock. Now I was starting to get freaked out. I decided to walk through the house and see if there was anyone in there. Nothing. Once I got off of the phone with my boyfriend, the knocking stopped. To this day, I never know who that was. There was this time that Don went to go let out Howie, my mom and dads dog, while my dad was at work. He did his routine where he brought our key, unlocked the door, went up and let Howie out, gave him a treat, made sure all of the doors are locked, and started heading out. As he was at the top of the stairs about to head down to put his shoes on and leave, he heard a voice come from right behind him say, "Get out!" Don was startled. He threw his hands up in the air and said, "Ok. I'm going right now." And he did just that.
Thank you for joining me for another week. I hope to see you back here next time. Thanks!