Monday, February 11, 2013

A Really Cool Thing Happened


A really cool thing happened that I would like to share with you ladies and gents, today.

And it’s something that has to do with my mother.

I haven’t posted much about my feelings and emotions after she passed away back in November or even up until now, because there really hasn’t been much to tell. I realize that grief comes in stages, therefore I've allowed myself to feel whatever I feel at the moment, but so far it’s been a very calm and peaceful journey. No doubt, I think about her every single day and have to pause whenever I suddenly get the urge to tell her something over the phone, but then realize that I can’t.

But.

I actually can.

You see, I simply talk to her as if I was talking to her on the phone by saying what I wish to say directly to her, both out loud sometimes, and other times when I’m in quiet meditation.

So, in as much as I deeply miss her physical presence in my life, I still feel her close to me.

And just to show you HOW close I feel her near me, I have to share something that just recently occurred.

Unbeknownst to me, before my mother passed away, she had asked that my brother Tom give me the money from her life insurance policy after she died, as a gift.

Now jumping forward to the present:

I just discovered while doing my taxes for 2012, that I ONCE AGAIN owe the government money. And when I saw that, I was totally puzzled. Yet, after looking over my W-2’s, I realized why I owe them money. One of my income sources did not take out enough taxes from my checks, so now I need to pay it back.

Don’t you just LOVE when an unexpected bill pops up and you have to pay it?

Well, I did freak out at first because I truly didn’t know how I was going to come up with this extra money because it was a hefty amount, other than taking a little bit out of each paycheck every week and just paying the total amount in April. I did that two years ago and survived, so I really wasn’t that worried about it.

However, I got a call from my brother a few days ago, and he said that he just got the life insurance policy money and was sending it to me.

Okay. Now how freaky is that?

I suddenly had a V-8 Juice moment.

Bing!

I realized that I could use part of that money to pay my income tax!

*doing the happy dance*

And as soon as I hung up the phone with my brother, I said to my mother OUT LOUD…

“I know this is YOU, helping me right now.

So thank you, Ann!”

X

Yup…a really cool thing happened to me.

A mother was still able to help her son from where she was...


Have a Marvi Monday everyone!

54 Comments:

  1. Oh yes, it was definitely your Mum helping you out when you needed it most! Wonderful. :)

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  2. Love never dies or leaves us, does it? I'm glad you are able to feel here close by, Ron.

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  3. How marvellous that your Mom was able to help you out when you needed it. I used to talk to my Dad as if he was still around, bless him, but I do remember those moments when the realisation hit me that he'd gone. That's when I thought it very unfair that he was taken at a young age of 54, other times I confided in him and even sought his advice - because I knew he would guide me from wherever he was.


    Marvi Monday to you too, Ron.


    (By the way, re FaceinHole... I made some great funny pics but found I couldn't put them on the blog. Any tips would be appreciated.)

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  4. Oh, boy, Ron, this one's a heart breaker. I know full well what it feels like when you want so badly to call your mom, but you can't.



    Or at least I didn't think you could until I read your post.



    The timing of this money coming into your life goes well beyond coincidence, so yes, it's clear your mom was looking out for you.



    I'm glad you were able to appreciate the fullness of this moment and now you know you can always reach out to your mom whenever you need her.



    Thanks for posting this wonderful story, buddy, and do take care.

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  5. That's a fabulous story! I'm glad you know you can still reach out to your mom and know that she is still very much with you.

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  6. Warms my heart...... And yes--YES--you can dial her up any time.


    You know I don't believe in 'coincidences'--so I'm ear to ear knowing she's got her hand in your till, still.
    Wonderful...just wonderful. She's gotcha covered.


    Thanks mom!! :-)

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  7. That is really cool, Ron!

    I still talk to my parents occasionally. Now, where are those winning lotto numbers?? lol They used to play every week!

    How wonderful is it that just when you needed something, your mom is still there to help. It was very kind of her to want you to have that money and I'm glad you are able to take care of what you owe now with no worries! And have some extra for a few other things!

    You'll always have connection to your mom, Ron. Of course, you know that! It sure is neat though when a little something 'extra' happens.

    Have a lovely week.

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  8. Good morning Pear~


    A mother's love never dies, does it?


    Thanks for stopping by, m'dear. Have a lovely week!

    X

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  9. Hey there Bijoux~

    "Love never dies or leaves us, does it?"



    You said it! Love is eternal!


    Thank you for stopping by, my friend. Have a maavelous week!


    X

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  10. Good morning Valerie~

    "How marvellous that your Mom was able to help you out when you needed it."

    It sure was. And I feel very blessed in that :)

    " That's when I thought it very unfair that he was taken at a young age of 54, other times I confided in him and even sought his advice - because I knew he would guide me from wherever he was."

    Wow....I had no idea your father passed away at such a young age. My biological mother also passed away very young - she was 40 years old.



    Thanks so much for stopping by, dear lady. Enjoy your week!


    X


    P.S. About Face In Hole: after you finish creating your photo, just click "save", then once it shows up, right click on the image and then save it to computer. From there, you can place it on your blog. If you have any other questions, just let me know.

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  11. Good morning Suzi~

    " I'm glad you know you can still reach out to your mom and know that she is still very much with you."



    Thank you. Me too :) I truly believe it was her way of saying, "I'm still here if you need me."


    Thanks for stopping by, my friend. Have a super week!

    X

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  12. Hey there Rob~

    " I know full well what it feels like when you want so badly to call your mom, but you can't."

    Yes, I know you do, buddy.

    My mother and I had a very strong bond with one another. And even though we didn't live together when I got older, she and I could always "sense" what each of us was going through on an almost "spiritual level".

    "The timing of this money coming into your life goes well beyond coincidence, so yes, it's clear your mom was looking out for you."



    I know, isn't that something? I think it was her way of saying, "I'm still watching out for you,"


    Thanks so much for stopping by, Rob. Have a grrrrreat week!


    X

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  13. Hiya Mel~

    "And yes--YES--you can dial her up any time."

    HA! Yup...and the cool thing is that the line is always open; day or night :)

    "You know I don't believe in 'coincidences'--so I'm ear to ear knowing she's got her hand in your till, still. "

    Thank you. And yes, I don't believe in coincidences either.

    ".She's gotcha covered."



    Amen!


    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, dear lady. Have a glorious week!


    ((((((( You )))))))


    X

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  14. Hiya Mary~

    "I still talk to my parents occasionally. Now, where are those winning lotto numbers?? lol They used to play every week!"

    HAHAHHAHAHAHAH! OMG...that was hilarious!!!!

    " It was very kind of her to want you to have that money and I'm glad you are able to take care of what you owe now with no worries! And have some extra for a few other things!"

    Yes, it was. Right before she passed away, she told me that she wished that she could leave my brother and I something. I told her not to worry because she would be leaving her legacy of love with us.

    "You'll always have connection to your mom, Ron. Of course, you know that! It sure is neat though when a little something 'extra' happens."



    It sure is :)


    Thanks so much for stopping by, neighbor. Have a lovely week!


    X


    P.S. hope all was well for you and your family during the snow storm last week.

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  15. What a touching story, Ron! I could always tell from the way you wrote about the bond that you and your mother had, that she would always be with you. And this experience proves that.


    Glad to hear she was able to help you when you needed it. A parents love is something very special. Which I believe lasts forever.


    Have a wonderful week, Ron.

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  16. Hola Denise~

    Thank you. Yes, it's funny because even though my mother and I were not "blood relatives" we were connected on a very deep, deep level. We always felt like we knew each other in a past life because we had a very close and familiar bond.

    "A parents love is something very special. Which I believe lasts forever."



    Yes, it sure does!


    Thank you for stopping by, girl. Have a wonderful week too!

    X

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  17. What a beautiful post, Ron. I got a bit choked up actually. There is no doubt in my mind that your mother is still watching over you and in close contact. This experience is proof of just how strong the bond of love is, even without the physical.


    Glad to hear she was able to help you when you needed it.


    I really loved that last photo!

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  18. Hiya Matt~

    Thank you. And you are so correct in this....

    "This experience is proof of just how strong the bond of love is, even without the physical."

    Love is the one thing that lives on forever.

    "Glad to hear she was able to help you when you needed it."

    Me too :) Isn't that the coolest?

    Thanks so much for stopping by, bud. Have a wonderful week!

    X

    P.S. I took that photo last year. It's of the Philadelphia Art Museum.

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  19. smiling :)
    xo

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  20. Hey there Diane~


    (((((( You )))))


    :)


    Thank you for stopping by, girl! Have a faaaaaaaaabulous week!


    Much X to you and Cristybella!

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  21. Interesting correlation there between death and taxes!

    I'm glad talking out loud to your mom helps, Ron. I have no doubt she is listening, and following your life closely.

    Have a wonderful week, my friend!

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  22. Hey there Mark~

    "Interesting correlation there between death and taxes!"

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! That is soooooooo true! OMG...I can't believe I owe taxes again!?!?

    " I have no doubt she is listening, and following your life closely."

    Thanks, buddy. And thanks for stopping by. Have a terrific week!

    X to you and Tara!

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  23. It's so amazing how things like that happen. Plus, you have such faith and optimism that even if that money had not come through, you would have found another way to deal with it. Glad your mother is still close.

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  24. Hiya Jen!

    "It's so amazing how things like that happen."

    It is amazing isn't it? Some things seem to happen by Divine synchronicity - like this :)

    " Glad your mother is still close."

    Thank you, girl! And thanks for stopping by. Have a great week!

    X

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  25. awesome story, ron. i love it when things work out like that. how great was your mom to leave you something and for your brother to honor her wishes.


    i won't even get started on taxes. let's keep this a happy moment. ;)

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  26. Well, if that wasn't a sign of a mother's eternal love, I don't know what was. What a great happening, Ron! Not only that you can use that money for something needed right now, but just the fact that it came at the perfect time is evident that your mother is helping you from where she is.


    Great story!

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  27. Hey ho Robert!

    "Well, if that wasn't a sign of a mother's eternal love, I don't know what was."

    It sure was, wasn't it? I had to smile when I hung up the phone with my brother because I knew...I just KNEW it was my mother coming to the rescue :) She was like that. And not only with her family, but with her friends as well. She was an earth angel!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, buddy. Hope you had a great Monday and week ahead of you!

    X

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  28. Hey there V Girl~

    "how great was your mom to leave you something and for your brother to honor her wishes."

    It sure was. My brother,Tom, ROCKS!

    "i won't even get started on taxes. let's keep this a happy moment. ;)"



    I know. That's why I left you the comment on your blog post last night when I saw you sitting at the computer doing your taxes. Because I went through the same thing!


    Thanks for stopping by, Val. Have a super week!


    X

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  29. Herman TurnipFebruary 11, 2013

    I love serendipitous moments like that! The solution to a serious problem reveals itself at the most opportune time that it makes one question whether or not a higher power is behind the whole thing. It's like the universe suddenly rights itself at the precise moment of your most dire need.

    That, my friend, makes me think that *something* is keeping an eye on things. And who knows, perhaps reaching out from the void to lend a hand?

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  30. Herman, I absolutely LOVE your thoughts and feelings that you shared in you comment, because you are spot on!!!

    " The solution to a serious problem reveals itself at the most opportune time that it makes one question whether or not a higher power is behind the whole thing. It's like the universe suddenly rights itself at the precise moment of your most dire need."

    Yes...I TOTALLY believe that and couldn't have said it any better than you just did.

    "makes me think that *something* is keeping an eye on things. And who knows, perhaps reaching out from the void to lend a hand?'

    Yup! :) And I feel very blessed about that.

    Thanks so much for stopping by, buddy. Hope you had a terrific Monday. Enjoy your week!

    X to you, Karin, and Mr. Tyler!

    P.S. once again, your post today was BRILLIANT!

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  31. Good morning Ronnie,

    Awwhhh; just wonderful. You see, there is a reason for so many things.

    You just do like you have been doing; speak to her spirit. She knows how much this gift could help you,babe.You can indeed mediate or lighti candle to thank Mom. Keep your eyes open for the famous "God winks", too!

    I will take the quote form one of my fav Hayhouse authors, John Holland:

    "Our loved ones are just a thought away".

    I remember your photo. How beautiful it is and so fitting for your Mom.

    I luv ya, my friend ((((( Ron))))))).

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  32. oh, I forgot to tell you in my previous comment that I owe taxes this year too. First time. Not happy :(

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  33. Oh damn, Robert! Don't ya LOVE that??? Two years ago was the first time I ever owed and it totally blew my mind. In 2011, I didn't. Yet, for last year I did :(

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  34. Bonjour Barb~

    "You see, there is a reason for so many things."

    You are so right, my friend...there IS a reason for so many things!

    " Keep your eyes open for the famous "God winks", too!"

    Didn't you just love that book? I read a several years ago and loved it
    ;)

    "I will take the quote form one of my fav Hayhouse authors, John Holland:

    "Our loved ones are just a thought away".

    Thank you so much for sharing that. And yes, I will remember that.

    "I remember your photo. How beautiful it is and so fitting for your Mom."



    Isn't it ironic how last year I took that photo; not knowing at the time that I would be using it for this post? Yes, so fitting.


    Thanks for stopping by, Barb. Have a lovely week!


    X to you and D!

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  35. You know, it seemed that mum was helping us girls in so many ways, long after she left us. We also spoke to her daily, for a long time.



    I don't believe your mother is far away from you. I think, maybe they stay around us until they think we are ready for them to move on. Looking after us in the way they always have.

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  36. Hiya Babs~

    "You know, it seemed that mum was helping us girls in so many ways, long after she left us. We also spoke to her daily, for a long time."

    That's so WONDERFUL to hear!!!!

    " I think, maybe they stay around us until they think we are ready for them to move on. Looking after us in the way they always have."



    Yes, I think you're absolutely right. It felt that way when my biological mother passed away when I very young. I could feel her around me for years and years, til I was probably in my 30's. So no doubt that my step mother is doing the same thing. Isn't that the coolest?


    Thanks so much for stopping by and for sharing your loving and comforting words, my friend. Hope you're enjoying a lovely week!


    X to you and Mo!

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  37. I totally agree with you, bro! It does seem like loved ones that pass always manage to come through at the times we need them most. Your mom is definitely looking out for you and you'll always have a piece of her in your heart.

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  38. Hey there Lady Nitebyrd!

    " It does seem like loved ones that pass always manage to come through at the times we need them most."

    Yes, isn't that something?

    "Your mom is definitely looking out for you and you'll always have a piece of her in your heart."

    Thank you, Sis!

    (((((( You )))))

    And thanks so much for stopping by. I saw that you posted today, so I will be by later this evening to catch up with you!

    Have a fabulous week!

    X

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  39. Same as you, they didn't take out enough taxes.

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  40. Jay of The Depp EffectFebruary 13, 2013

    That is so wonderful, Ron! I bet it gave you a warm glow, too!


    I talk to my Mum, too. Often I wish I could ring her to tell her something, but I tell her anyway. When I heard the news about the twins, one of the first things I thought of was 'Oh, how Mum would have LOVED this! She would have been so THRILLED, she would not have been able to stop talking about it'. And I told her, out loud one day, all by myself in the kitchen, and I told her the pregnancy was still rather precarious and that B was very worried (because she'd already miscarried once and twins have a higher rate of miscarriage anyway) and I heard my Mum, in my head, say in her characteristic way 'Oh, she'll be alright!'


    How cool is that? So far Mum is right and B is fine! :D

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  41. Hey there Jay!

    " I bet it gave you a warm glow, too!"

    Yes, it SURE did! As soon as I hung up the phone, I had smile because I knew it was her!

    " and I heard my Mum, in my head, say in her characteristic way 'Oh, she'll be alright!'

    How cool is that? So far Mum is right and B is fine! :D"

    OMG...that faaaaaaaaaaaaaabulous! I truly believe that those who have gone before us, DO hear us talking to them and that we hear/sense them as well. Our communicate goes beyond the physical.

    Thanks for stopping by, my friend. Hope you're having a great week! And again, congrats on your awesome news!!!!!

    X

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  42. Are you OK Mr. Vent. You wrote to note that I hadn't been blogging for awhile so now it's my turn to send you a note to ask if things are going well for you! So?

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  43. I am with you 100% on this post. Of course, we can still talk to them. There are no boundaries in the spiritual world and we often forget that we are spiritual beings having a human experience and not the other way around, so good for you. And the miracle of the money doesn't surprise me at all. I had a similar thing happen when my mother died when I was just 23. I found myself in need of rent money when a statement from my mother's bank checking account shows up and there's $150 in it. It puzzled me to no end because I didn't see how she could have had any money in the account, but I wrote myself out a check, signed her name, it cashed and never a word was heard about it again. They really never do leave us, my friend.

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  44. Hellooooooooo Lowell!



    Yes, I'm great. How bout you? Are you posting? Like I shared in my comment on your blog, I'm confused because I don't know WHICH blog you're posting on. I have your most recent blog on my reader and I haven't seen an update!?!? Please let me know which blog your posting on so I can place it on my reader. Thanks.


    Hope all is well and that you're enjoying your new home, buddy!


    Have a super week!

    X

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  45. Hiya Jayne!

    "There are no boundaries in the spiritual world and we often forget that we are spiritual beings having a human experience and not the other way around."

    LOVE that! And you are soooooooooo right!

    " It puzzled me to no end because I didn't see how she could have had any money in the account, but I wrote myself out a check, signed her name, it cashed and never a word was heard about it again."



    AMAZING!!!!


    Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your experience, my friend! REALLY appreciated it!


    Hope you're having a fantabulous week!

    X

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  46. Sabi SunshineFebruary 14, 2013

    Great post ..! Everything happen for a reason ! Wishing you a very Happy Valentines day!

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  47. Greetings Sabi~


    Thank you :)

    "Everything happen for a reason !"



    Yes, you're so right!


    Always great seeing you, Sabi. Thank you for stopping by.


    Happy Valentines Day to you!


    X

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  48. Happy Valentines day, Ron!

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  49. Aw, thank you, girl :)


    Happy Valentines day to you too...X

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  50. "I simply talk to her as if I was talking to her on the phone by saying what I wish to say directly to her, both out loud sometimes, and other times when I’m in quiet meditation."

    I do that! I talk to all of my grandparents that way. ALL THE TIME.

    And that was DEFINITELY your mother helping you from above.

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  51. Hiya Meleah~

    "I do that! I talk to all of my grandparents that way. ALL THE TIME."

    Isn't it WONDERFUL??? It's like you can actually FEEL them there.

    "And that was DEFINITELY your mother helping you from above."



    :) Yup...I think so too.


    Thanks for stopping by, girl. Hope you're feeling better and are having a super week!


    ((((((( YOU )))))))


    X

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  52. it IS wonderful to FEEL them! xoxoox

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