My cousin Emma asked me to tell this story for her for two reasons. First she doesn't know how to type. Secondly she is only 7 years old. This is what Emma saw in her closet.
She was lying in bed one night when she saw a white glowing person standing in her closet. She asked him what his name was but he just watched her. She said she wasn't scared because she knew he loved her. I asked her how tall he was; she said he was tall like uncle j. I thought... Who could it be? I asked her what he was wearing. She told me he was wearing a cowman hat. I know. She said like the boys who ride horses and chase cows. It clicked. Cowboy hat. I had all the pictures of the men in our family who are wearing one including my great grandpa. She was looking at the pictures and she was setting aside the ones she wanted to look at later.
She was looking at the ones she set aside when she jumped up and said I found him! I asked if she was sure. She showed me the picture and when I saw the man from her closet I had to hold back tears. The picture was from a family reunion that took place in 1988. Emma was born 15 years later in 2003. 12 years before she was born my great grandpa passed away. She said "Ash, you were so cute when you were little." I asked what she was talking about. She showed me the picture again, and I realized it was the one that was taken when I was sitting on my great grandpa's lap. She asked my why I had so many bandaids on. I told her the story of my bug bites. She laughed and told me that I should wear my shoes more often.
Emma is a very bright child. She knows things like I did at her age. When her great grandma, MY great aunt, asked if she knew who anyone was in some pictures she had, she said "no but they are all in heaven waiting for us to come back someday." and walked off to play. My aunt was shocked and a bit confused. This is it for now; I'll be back with more encounters.