This story is about my son, as you may have read my other story After My Grandfather Died, this is about his grandfather. Well my son's grandfather (on his dad's side) died of a stroke when my son was only 4yrs old. My son was just the "apple of his eye", but it had been a while since they'd seen each other as we lived several hours apart. Several years after his death, my son was about 7yrs old at this time and we had moved out of state and in a new apartment. After his grandfather died, I had a portrait of the two of them enlarged. When we moved I had hung the portrait on his wall in his bedroom to remember him.
One day in this new apartment, I was laying in my bed. I work nights and so I sleep during the days of course. Well my son was home with me this particular day and so I was kind of in and out of my sleep, as his bedroom was right across the hallway from mine. My son was playing on his own and I kind of woke-up and looked to check the clock and it was the middle of the afternoon. As I woke I could hear my son talking to himself in his room. I didn't think much of it of course as he was only seven. All of a sudden I heard him kind of say something in a weird way and then I heard him "jump up" and he came running into my room. I said "what's wrong baby" in my usual motherly way. And my son says to me "Mommy, I was just looking at grandpa's picture on the wall and I said Hi to him and he winked at me". Of course that kind of spooked me out, and then I just tried to brush it off as the mind of a seven year old. Only my son has never forgotten that.
My son is now 12yrs old, and he still mentions his grandfather "winking" at him all those years ago. I never bring it up or mention it. But something must make him think about it from time to time and to this day, his story is always the same.
I don't know what to think of this story. I mean my son was only 7yrs old at the time and had no reason to lie. After all, I had been laying there in my bed and heard him when he jumped up and came running into my room. Something "startled" him that afternoon. I'm sure his grandfather was watching over him that day. Even now, we have moved into a new home, and just the other night we noticed a white glow on the wall in the corner of his room. We tried to find the source like maybe the lighting outside was reflecting off something. But everything we tried in the dark did not make this "glow" go away. Now my son sleeps with his lights and t.v. on every night.
I'd be interested in some feedback on what anybody else might think about this!