My mother lived in the lower level of my house for the last 2 years of her life. She was suffering the entire time from liver and kidney disease. She wasn't a drinker. The doctors thought she may have contracted cirrhosis from blood she received while giving birth to me in the 60's. They said blood just didn't go through all of the tests then that it does now.
She passed away in the hospital on March 14th, 1999 at the age of 63. (I miss her so much).
Several days later my two brothers and I were going through her things. We had already moved several things out of her bedroom/living room. I looked down at the carpet and saw the indentations where her favorite chair had been. I bent over in the empty space and put my arms around where Mom would have been sitting, had she still been there. I said to my brothers "Look, if Mom were still here, I'd be hugging her right now." Suddenly, my whole body began to tingle from head to toe. My hair stood on end. I felt like an electric current was going through me. It was very warm and comforting. So peaceful yet so overwhelming I cried my eyes out. I knew right then and there that I was being hugged back by Mom. My brothers wouldn't try it to see it the same thing would happen to them.
My Mom was the kind of woman that when you visited, no matter what the mood of the visit was, good or bad, she always had a hug and kiss for you before you left.
I can hardly believe it's been 10 years. I love you Mom.