This one is very hard for me to write as my aunt was taken from me in the most awful way. It happened over 11 years ago but I miss her everyday, I'd always been close to her and was with her right until the end.
My aunt passed away from cancer 11 years ago, it was a shock to the family as I suppose most people say its because of drinking or smoking too much, but she didn't do either, She was a very clean living woman and had the most caring loving personality I knew.
Towards the end when she was in a hospice, she decided she wanted to sit outside for a while, by then she was too weak to walk anywhere so me and mum got her ready and took her to the gardens. It was a beautiful day and the sun was out in full swing, birds were singing and flowers were blooming everywhere. We sat for a long time just talking and trying to make light-hearted jokes when my aunt said, "I just wish there was some kind of sign that I was going to be ok" Right before she finished the sentence a big white butterfly flew right passed us then up into the sky... That was our sign, we just looked at each other smiling and nodding. A few days later my aunt was gone, the family were inconsolable.
The morning we got the phone call to let us know... (Now this is where I'm still confused about things so bare with me)
I'm still not sure about this being a dream or real... But I awoke at exactly 5.58am to my room being flooded with a bright light coming from my bedroom door, rubbing my eyes I looked over and there was my aunt, not how she was when she was sick... But how I remember her... Healthy looking and a beautiful smile on her face, although her head was looking to the floor slightly. I couldn't say anything and just sat staring, She raised her head a little and said "I'm just letting you know that its time for me to go now, don't worry, I will be ok" with that she turned her back and was gone. We got the phone call at exactly 6am the same morning.
Your thoughts and comments will be gratefully received on this.
Just before I finish, I will say that overtime I see a white butterfly, I know she's looking in on me, it gives me a warm feeling and I can't help but smile.