My mother passed in 2001. She had always been interested in paranormal phenomena, like me. I had quite a few dreams after her death and they continue to this day, although increasingly rarely. An old dream dictionary I have says that the departed can reach us in dreams for up to 50 years following their passing - at least this is what the Ancient Greeks believed, evidently.
But what I want to write about here will be the first and only time I "heard" from her from the other side - literally heard her voice.
Many kind relatives had come to the home we shared once she had died, to visit while attending the funeral. As is the tradition, they brought food. This made for some dishes to clean. At one point, everyone had left, to their respective hotels or the like, and I went to do the dishes. I had the water running when, momentarily, I heard my name called, in a cheerful, enticing way: "Hon-ney!" (Forgive me for substituting this for my actual name:-) Ah, one of the family members must have come back or forgotten something. I turned off the water and went to see who it had been. No one was there. Then it dawned on me... That had been my mother's voice.
I had heard this excitement and encouragement all in one in her voice before. It meant she wanted to show me something really fun and amazing when she spoke in this tone in life.
My mom knew how curious I would be about the next world and how very concerned I was about her well being, first and foremost. To me, in this single word spoken in such a characteristically encouraging and inviting way - she let me know that all was well. And even better than well...amazing.