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Hey all, I'm Kayla, first of all. I'm really confused about something so any comments are welcome! Let me take you back a few years.

My friend, Andy, and I were the best of friends. He was 2 years older than me so I knew him literally since the day I was born. Growing up, my dad wasn't really around. I mean, he was there, but he didn't help out a lot taking care of me. My mom was working 2 jobs just so we could stay off welfare, so, in a shorter term, times were hard. My grandma babysat me during the day, but she was taken ill and wasn't able to watch me as much. My mom was afraid she would have to stay home to take care of me so Andy piped up and said he would help my Grandma watch me. He basically lived at our house anyway so mom was thrilled! He pretty much raised me since I was about 5.

Anyway, everything was going great. Years went by; my mom left my father and met Trevor, my step father, and led a better life. Then one day, my life changed forever. Andy was supposed to come over but he never called. He always called if things changed so I started to worry. Then I got the call that broke my heart; Andy had killed himself. We knew he had depression so his mom put him on anti-depressants. Turns out he overdosed on them. Ironic, huh? To say the least, I was devastated. It was hard to live without him, but after a while I started to survive, so to speak. I honestly haven't thought about it in a while until yesterday.

I was lying in bed, almost asleep, when suddenly I felt like I wasn't alone. I hesitantly turned around and saw Andy sitting in my chair! He was sitting the way he used to while watching TV, sort of sideways with his leg on the arm of the chair, so I knew it was him right away. The weirdest thing is when he turned and saw I was watching him, he just smiled and faded away!

Is this some sort of sign?

Could he have known somehow that I had been forgetting?

I told my mom but all she could say was I'm "17 and imaginative, it could have been a dream".

Well it was NOT a dream. I had just laid down 5 minutes before it happened!

Please, someone give me some sort of advice, I'm beyond confused!

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seesthings626 (31 posts)
13 years ago (2010-06-18)
Thats really nice, don't be afriad... Hes just watching over you. You know just like checking up, seeing if things are ok
Cait ❤
Daydreamer925 (6 posts)
13 years ago (2010-06-18)
awww he's watching over you like he always has. Don't be nervous or scared. He is just watching over you. He's like a guardian angel or something.
bldfalcon (12 stories) (262 posts)
13 years ago (2010-01-21)
well, I tell you is a tragic loss for you. I have lost someone too, but it felt like I was compressed of holding on to that person for a life time. I knew I couldn't do that for all of my eternal life. The spirit must find peace for itself and you have to show it that you don't need the spirit anymore, then it could live on. I know it's been a while you posted this story, but if the spirit still lingers and your ok for it's loss, than it will go away. Maybe it did already, becuase probably it was long ago you encountered him. How long was the encounter?
ChUrCh (3 posts)
13 years ago (2010-01-05)
I don't think you should be afraid or anything, I think he is still looking out for you. I'm sorry your friend killed himself sounds like he is a good person, we certainly don't need less of them in this world. Ooh Rah
justin102798 (9 stories) (96 posts)
13 years ago (2009-10-26)
I'd tell him what God has done for us. Even when he disappears keep talking. I did that with my spirit but it is still here and probably doesn't care. I am glad that you got to see him one more time.

God Bless!
Preeti (100 posts)
13 years ago (2009-10-23)
If you ever see him again just say him politely ANDY, GO TO LIGHT IN THE NAME OF JESUS AND NEVER COME BACK, maybe he is stuck in between two worlds... Try it and keep holy water with you in your pocket 😳...

God bless you ❤
RSeal (1 stories) (14 posts)
13 years ago (2009-10-11)
Kaay16- This isn't unusual. It doesn't have to be an omen of things to come or due to some problems in our lives. I'm sure that those that have passed miss us too. Sometimes, just like they did when they were with us, they sense when we could use a friendly smile.
courtneyOMGG (12 stories) (179 posts)
13 years ago (2009-10-09)
I'm so glad he came back.
He must of known that you posted his story and realised you weren't afraid... And wanted to say hi again 😊
Maybe he might keep this up regularly.
Take care.

honipop (10 posts)
13 years ago (2009-10-09)
Don't be surprised, these things happen. Accept it, and things will"smooth out". You are lucky. It seems he was putting off "good vibes". Most people never get to see a loved one again in this world.

I believe we don't really die... It will be just like wakiing up into another dream... Gives more meaning to that song, "Row, row, row your boat gently down the stream... Now doesn't it? 😁
BriFischer05 (14 stories) (169 posts)
13 years ago (2009-10-08)
Don't ever feel guilty for 'forgetting' him. You haven't forgotten him at all - he will always remain in your heart. It sounds to me as if he has moved on and is in a better place. He just popped in to show that:) I feel 100% that he is not afraid of you forgetting and I am sure he would not want you to dwell in the past and maintain sad, negative feelings about his death... That would lead to depression - something in which he fought with himself. So do yourself a favor and keep living your life to it's fullest and take comfort that Andy is in a better place and certainly has not forgotten you either ❤

kaay16 (1 stories) (13 posts)
13 years ago (2009-10-08)
Thank you everyone! I was super freaked out at first but I think I'm feeling better now 😊 guess what, I saw him again last night! This time I wasn't scared though, I remembered what you all said. I did try to talk to him but he disappeared again. He stayed a bit longer this time. I truly do believe he is just watching over me.
courtneyOMGG (12 stories) (179 posts)
13 years ago (2009-10-07)
I'm sorry for the loss of such a dear friend of yours.
I'm sure he was just coming by to give you a visit, maybe trying to say sorry for what he did.
Like justin said, if you have any sayings or things you liked to do... If you do them he may come back and visit you again.
Take care

justin102798 (9 stories) (96 posts)
13 years ago (2009-10-07)
If you had any sayings or old memories of him and you,you could repeat the saying or recount the story at night to no one in particular and he might come back and you can say goodbye.

God Bless! 😁
devvie_10891 (1 posts)
13 years ago (2009-10-07)
i actually expeinced somewhat the same thing... My boyfriends uncle Gale passed away a few months ago of cancer and I hadnt known his family very long but his uncle was deffinatly one of my favorite family memebers I had met so far, he was the kind of person you liked instantly and one afternoon I was sitting downstairs at my boyfriends house I looked over... And there he was standing there! Of course it startled me but then I realized he would never do anything to harm me.

I saw it as him just checking... And since then my boyfriend, me, and his neice have all seen him... But we've all agreed that its just him checking up on us.
zzsgranny (18 stories) (3327 posts) mod
13 years ago (2009-10-07)
do you have any thing adverse going on in your life right now (other than being 17, which in itself is quite a ride!) that he thinks you need his help with? time, try to talk to him, if he stays a little longer...
kaay16 (1 stories) (13 posts)
13 years ago (2009-10-07)
Thanks, I appreciate the comment:) I have only actually seen him once but I have sensed him before. He always used to wear old spice body spray and everytime I smell it I get this weird picture (I guess you could call it a vision) of him... It freaked me out at first but you're right, I know he would never hurt me so I guess I should just embrace it! Thanks again! ❤
hobbyholly (11 stories) (572 posts)
13 years ago (2009-10-07)
I'm sorry for your loss. I have an "Andy" in my life if you will and I couldn't imagine loosing him.

I don't think this was a dream. I don't think you "forgot him". Nobody forgets loved ones who have past. You just moved on with your life so to speak.

I think he was just visiting you. Sometimes spirits do that. I often feel the presence of my deceased grandfather. I do dream about him, but sometimes when I'm awake, going about my day, I'll "Feel" his presence or smell his cologne or see a commercial that reminds me of him. I figure its his way of letting me know he is still with me.

I wouldn't be scared or worried. This sounds rather harmless. I would take it as a nice visit from an old friend.

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