I lost my mom very suddenly to a massive heart attack in August of 2009. She was a wonderful, kind and loving woman and raised us six kids on her own and had a major role in helping to raise a couple of grandchildren including my own daughter. I missed her terribly and found myself forever wondering if she was really in a better place and if she was alright.
Back in June of this year, I had been here on YGS reading "mom" stories and thinking about mom and asking in my head if she was okay and wishing for all the world that she could let me know. I thought about her all that day and was just feeling blue.
I went to bed around my usual time, 2:00 a.m. After reading and doing the crossword puzzle, turned the light out and went to sleep. I had had a strange dream about my pillow floating around on my bed and I was trying to get up off the bed and get away from it because it was scaring the crap out of me and I called for my mom. I looked towards my bedroom door and could see a golden light coming from the living room and I yelled louder for my mom.
I struggled to get off the bed but my foot got tangled in my blanket and and I couldn't get away from whatever was scaring me. Don't know why a floating pillow would scare me that much but it did and I HAD to get away from it. I gave one last yell for "MOM" at the top of my lungs and jumped off the bed and ran into my living room where the golden light was.
In the living room sat my mother with her arms outstretched to me. The whole room was bathed in this warm, welcoming golden light. I ran to her and she wrapped her arms around me and as she stroked my hair, told me "Everything's alright, Brenda" and I woke up. The peace and contentment I felt when I woke up was something I had never felt before and will never forget.
I got up to go to the bathroom and finished my business and as I was pulling my jammie bottoms up, I took one step and looked up and there in front of me was the perfect golden outline of my mother walking, more like floating, down the short hallway in my bedroom past the bathroom door. I stopped and a little "oh" escaped from my lips and the peace and contentment feeling made me smile.
I woke up with the biggest smile on my face and it lasted for about 3 weeks. I know now that she IS in a good place and that I will see her again.