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In 2003 my family was hit with a horrific blow. My eldest sister Shara was killed in a car accident. My entire family was devastated.

Just a little background on my family. We have always been and always will be a tight knit family. There are six siblings total. Two boys and four girls. My poor parents had their hands full with all of us.

Shara was 12 years older than I was, but age meant nothing. We were all best friends to each other. She was the first one to call for any of us if something exciting, sad, or just plain old interesting happened to us. She was always there one way or another to listen to us, make us laugh when we were sad, or just plain old stick up for us if someone was not being too nice to us. She was just an awesome person. Always there for us when we needed her most.

In this case I feel as though it was no different. In the early morning hours of July 4th my sister was killed in a single car collision. They believe that she had a seizure while driving and she hit a telephone pole.

The accident was in the newspaper the next day. When looking at the photo you could see in the pictures faces all around the car. Including my sister's face, as though the picture had been snapped just as she was leaving her earthly body. This was amazing to us like a little gift from God.

The days that followed us were filled with busying ourselves making all the arrangements, eating the mountain of food brought to our homes, going through pictures, crying, laughing, and just loving one another through all of this.

Three days before the funeral, my mother, myself, and a few of my aunts were in a little flower shop to purchase an arrangement to place in her casket with her at the viewing. I was just casually browsing through the shop looking at all the little trinkets placed around on the shelves and tables. I got this tingling sensation on my left shoulder, like someone had just slightly brushed it with their finger tips. I looked over to my left quickly and there she was Shara.

I couldn't believe it was actually her just smiling at me. She had a slight glow as though I could see her aura all around her. Her nose had the little crinkle it always got when she was smiling from ear to ear. She looked beautiful her hair cascading in curls like she had worn it when it was long. Her eyes were filled with what I can only describe as pure joy. In that moment I knew life had not truly left her, she just transformed like a butterfly shedding its cocoon.

This was the first of many visits from her to my entire family. Sometimes to each individually, at others to all of us at the same time. She comes in many forms to us. Sometimes a scent, sometimes dreams, sometimes we can actually see her. I guess heaven just wouldn't be heaven if you couldn't have your family too.

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gogreenjessi (26 posts)
13 years ago (2009-06-26)
this story starts out very sad, however it is overall happy. She must love you guys a whole lot if she's staying behind to be with you! She seems to be a positive, intellegent haunting.
rhodes68 (14 stories) (1596 posts)
14 years ago (2008-03-11)
All I will say, and I will leave it at that, is, this is a lovely story Missa.
Missamyboo0806 (1 stories) (4 posts)
15 years ago (2007-12-21)
Thank you all for your lovely comments. To Mustang... I am so sorry for your loss. Our only solice in times like these are that someday we will all meet again and live eternally. But in the mean time a little nudge here and there to say hello will just have to suffice I suppose. My sis was also a prankster. The day that she passed, her children 3 that she left behind, the 16 and 13 year old wanted to be in church. They said that that was the only place they could possibly be at that moment because if all of this had not happened they would be there with there mom as it was a sunday. We held them through the service like they were our own little babies. Well we had a roll of Toilet paper sitting on the bench and wouldn't you know it something unseen knocked it off. The pastor was speaking at the time and there the roll of toilet paper in a church of 300 rolled all the way down from the back of the church right to the pastors foot. My sister Allegra and I just looked at each other and gave a little chukle. We knew Shara had to have done it. 😁
essiej (guest)
15 years ago (2007-12-20)
It must be neat to have such a close family. There's only four of us, and we love each other, but sometimes I feel forever away from all of them. I'm sorry about your sister. She still loves you a lot or she wouldn't still be around.
mustang (5 stories) (749 posts)
15 years ago (2007-12-19)
Hi Missamyboo0806. I am so sorry for the loss of your sister. I also lost a sibling due to a car accident in March 2006. He was hit on his bike by a 19 year old kid who had previous tickets for speeding. As a matter of fact, we found out he was just coming back from paying a speeding ticket. They did not find him guilty of speeding though the day that my brother was hit and thrown 72' from where he was hit. It is very said but I know that he is still around because he was a jokster and sometimes, since his passing, my dogs will be laying down on the carpet, completely relaxed and my dogs will jump straight up as if something snuck up on them and nipped in the bud! 😆I found out that the same thing has happened to my sister's dog. I also think he was the trickster who knocked on my door in a funny tune on April Fool's Day last year, right after he died, as I was walking past and when I looked nobody was there. I even went and looked down both sides of the street/sidewalk and on the sides of the house only to find nobody there. There wasn't even anyone outside. I'm glad your sister is still in touch with you. It is comforting I bet to know that your sister is okay. I loved it when you said, "Heaven wouldn't be Heaven unless you had your family members with you!" Thanks so much for sharing such a lovely story. I am also putting this one in my favorites! ~Shelby ❤
whitebuffalo (guest)
15 years ago (2007-12-19)
Wonderful story Missamyboo0806. It is comforting to know that while our loved ones may not be here to love on earth, they are still here to love. Thank you for your story.
ChrisB (6 stories) (1515 posts)
15 years ago (2007-12-19)
Wow! What a lovely story. It is going into my favourites. Just like you said heaven wouldn't be heaven if you couldn't be with your family. Just loved your story. I hope to hear from you soon and take care
KimSouthO (27 stories) (1960 posts)
15 years ago (2007-12-18)
Thank you so much for sharing. It is so heart warming and faith affirming when we cfan see and know our loved ones are better off than when they walked with us.

God Bless!
Shane (13 stories) (1258 posts)
15 years ago (2007-12-18)
Thank you for sharing your heart warming experience with us. Just goes to show once again that not all spirits are evil and mean.

Peace, Love, and Luck be with you.
Bellissima (12 stories) (792 posts)
15 years ago (2007-12-18)
Hi Missamyboo0806. What a beautiful story of family love and devotion. I truly enjoyed your story and thank you so much for sharing it. You've given me a smile and warmed my heart. I'm adding your story to my faves!
FRAWIN (guest)
15 years ago (2007-12-17)
Hello Missamyboo0806 thank you for sharing such a lovely story with us. Isn`t it nice to know that some things DO last forever. God Bless You.


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