These are events that my family have told me. I may retell them slightly wrong, but I can assure you that these happened.
My cousin died about 7 years ago, when I was 7 years old from Prostate cancer. My family went to Dublin to spread his ashes.
So, my auntie told me this.
She has a bench in her garden dedicated to Andrew, where she likes to sit and think about him. She was sat there one day and a bumble bee was on the bench. The bee didn't leave her side. Then, she got up to go into the kitchen to make a drink, and when she got in the kitchen, the bee had followed her and sat on the kitchen side. Then, she went back outside with her drink and sat on the bench; the bee had again followed her and sat on the bench!
Our family believes that Andrew is now a part of every bumble bee. I know it sounds slightly strange. When we talk about him, a bumble bee appears. Also, my mum told me that they went to the park to see a concert, and decided to let off some Chinese lanterns for Andrew, and a bee sat on the picnic blanket with them. It could be a coincidence, but I think not.
Andrews sister (my cousin) had a son about 2 years after Andrew died. Kerry named him Joshua. Now, he has been described as a 'spitting image' of Andrew. Also, Joshua recognizes pictures of Andrew, even though he never met him, and when he was a baby, he would stare at pictures of Andrew. Joshua has a freckle on his foot, in the same place Andrew did too.
My mum told me that one day, she was hovering in my bed room, and could sense something behind her. She turned around and saw a figure of a man hiding behind the door. She said it was probably Andrew messing around trying to make her jump.
We have a photograph of him downstairs, and it used to be hanging up on the wall. No matter how many times mum would put it straight, it would always slant sideways. Mum says it's Andrew trying to annoy her.
I think that Andrew is still with us in some ways, which is a nice thing to think. But most people think our family is stupid to believe this, and that they are all just coincidences, but I don't believe they are, because they wouldn't happen so often, and all relate with each other!
If any of you have experienced anything like this after a loved one has died, please can you tell me about it, I would be interested to know if anything like this has ever happened to anyone else, so I can see if it's just coincidence or not c: