So my mom passed last year. A quick back story, my mom and I were never super close until about 4 years ago. She moved to Georgia the summer of 2018 and I moved to Florida in September the same year (3 hours away). My husband and I were able to visit several times.
She passed May 5, 2020 during COVID and no one was able to go see her in the hospital. The last thing she said to me that I could understand when I spoke to her last was that she was sad that LJ (her BF) was not there with her. I know she was afraid to die and no one wants to die alone. I did have the nurse hold the phone to her to tell her my sister and her grandchildren and LJ and all her friends love her and that if she needed to go, then go. It sucked and my heart goes out to anyone who lost someone during the pandemic and could not see them, we didn't even get to see the body as she wanted cremated.
My husband and I recently went up to see LJ and visit my mom's grave. She had given me a Pittsburgh Steelers bracelet a while back and I wore it that day along with my shirt and shoes. DIE HARD FAMILY. It is cloth over what I assume is a light plastic. Anyway, we had a great day.
The three of us visited her first and took her dog Shadow. I found a beautiful butterfly broach that we attached to her stone. She loved nature and all things in it (except snakes and spiders LOL). My husband bought mulch and did her big flower garden up all nice. I knew she was happy that day as we promised to look after LJ. I was still sad that she died alone.
When we were on our 3 hr drive home and about halfway in, I realized my bracelet was GONE. I had only brought my wrist-held wallet (a small zipper wallet with a hand strap attached) which I did have on the wrist with the bracelet. I looked everywhere in the car and was devastated that I had lost this bracelet. If you knew my family you would know it was a big deal for her to give me HER Steelers bracelet. So we went home and searched again. I took my wallet in the house and we went to bed.
The next morning I woke up to get ready for work. I grabbed my actual purse to take to work as all my work keys and such are in there. I had thrown my wrist-held wallet in my purse when we got home the night before as I had to take all the cards and such back out to put in my everyday wallet. When I pulled it out to change everything over, my bracelet was attached to this wrist wallet that I carried in the night before and I knew it was NOT there.
I cried with excitement and called my husband at work to tell him. He said that my mom did that so I knew that she knew we had been there. I believe that for sure!
It brought some type of peace to me to know that she gave me a sign that she knew I was there and more than that, I believe it was her way of telling me it is all ok and she is at peace.