Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Messages From Heaven ♥

Everyone knows someone who has sadly passed away, someone who they loved very much and held so dearly in their hearts but who's time to go sadly came, whether it was too soon or expected, it's never easy to fathom and they will never be forgotten. I've only ever known four people who have died, my Nana and Grandad Naughton, my friend Louise and a friends mother, it's lucky in a way to have experienced so few deaths in my life, each terribly sad in their own way.

Recently I feel as though I've been getting messages from Heaven, all coming from my Grandad Naughton. Now some people may think I'm absolutely crazy but please read on before making a judgement and if you still think I'm crazy at the end of this post well then you're more than welcome to your opinion, I get some comfort from these things so that's all that matters to me.

 It all started one night last week where I had a dream about being outside a grand estate home with my family. I've been having the most vivid and strangest dreams as of late so this was nothing out of the ordinary but the dream took a turn when my Grandad walked into the dream. It's strange as even though I was in a dream I thought to myself how weird it was that he was there. My grandparents have only featured in my dreams a handful of times since they died and it's usually my Nana who's in them, so to see and talk to my Granda in my dream was a real surprise for me. I can't remember what he said to me in the dream but the strangest thing was I suddenly woke up and got the strong scent of pipe tobacco in my bedroom, a scent which I associate with him as he used to smoke a pipe but gave up doing so a few years before his death. I looked around the darkness of my room seeing only Jacek sleeping soundly next to me and knew that this scent of pipe tobacco wasn't coming from my inside my home, so where was it coming from? I can't remember falling back to sleep but when I woke up in the morning that dream was blazing in my mind.

Imagine my surprise when today Tyler Lee found the above picture of my Grandad out of nowhere. I honestly don't know where he found it or how it ended up in his hands as I thought it was in a book high up on the shelf but there he had it, in his little hands and he was smiling at it. He then began to give the picture kisses, taking it around the room and chattering away as if he was showing it his toys and things that he does. It was so strange to witness but so lovely at the same time. I have to admit, seeing him kiss the picture over and over brought a tear to my eye. My Grandad and I weren't incredibly close but I do have fond memories of him from when I was a little girl and from our holidays together when I was growing up. Before I put Tyler Lee up for his nap I showed him the picture again and asked who it was, he said Granda.

 Now I know it sounds silly but I like to think my Granda is giving me messages from Heaven, I don't know why and I don't know why he would choose to do so now as he died on January 5th 2009, but all I can think is that I've been feeling a bit defeated lately, down on myself and wanting to give up on things which I used to love and perhaps he's wanting to spur me on. Two things that my Granda told me stick in my mind a lot, the last time I saw him he told my brother and I that we should stick together because all we have is each other and also that I'd have to work for all I have in life.

One of the things I've been thinking of giving up is this blog, something which I previously hoped to turn into a profession for me. Maybe he's spurring me on not to give up, I absolutely have no idea but what I do know is my Granda is looking out for me and his words are now in the forefront of my mind, making me rethink things and wanting to find my inspiration again. 

How wonderful and comforting is it to think that you're still being guided and minded by those you love, even though they haven't been here for quite some time and never will be again.

Thank you Grandad, I love you. 

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23 comments

  1. I'd be thinking the same things you are. I love the thought that he's giving you a bit of a hug when you need it most.

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    1. Thank you Liz, glad to know I'm not alone with my thoughts on this. A hug from Heaven is a lovely way to look at it.

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  2. i use to have dreams sometimes when i saw my grandfather. And they seems to be sometimes some signs.and they help me actually to face some problems. SO THESE MESAGGES FROM HEAVEN ARE ALWAYS GOOD FOR ME (brook)

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  3. That's so awesome. I like to believe they are messages from Heaven, and you can see him again!

    All the love,
    Stephanie
    petitepastels.blogspot.com

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  4. How sweet that your son almost knew who it was and was kissing it and carrying around the photo. I'm glad you have found some comfort lately.

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  5. I also believe our loved ones never leave us completely. It is totally understandable how you feel! Sending big virtual hugs and thanks for sharing your story.

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  6. I'm also very luckily that I've haven't experienced many deaths (only my grandfather, great grandmother and my best friends father.) When my grandfather died (when I was 9,) I could swear I'd hear his voice sometimes. I always said it was him looking over us <3

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  7. I completely believe there are messages from heaven. Missing loved one is such a hard thing, all we would give for one more hug :( Or a kiss or just a glimpse of seeing them again :( I am so glad you found comfort recently :)

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  8. I have had similar things happen with my great grandpa. It can be crazy how we get messages.

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  9. I don't think it is strange at all. I myself sometimes close my eyes and there are the faves of deceased members of my family. Do I have dreams about them-none that I remember but I know that my Dad has been watching over me for many years now--some things that happen or don't happen are not all coincidence.

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  10. Sometimes there are really unexplainable things that happen to us when we are feeling either too happy or lonely. The thought of people who passed away talking to us from heaven is not uncommon. I have also experienced the same with my grandmother who I loved so much. This never fails to also bring a tear to my eye.

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  11. I definitely believe that God uses our dreams to communicate with us and send messages from heaven. Hope that the dreams and signs continue to bring you comfort and inspiration.

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  12. Hugs and what a heartfelt post today! I believe loved ones are always smiling down from the heavens at me!

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  13. I agree with the others, I think our beloveds are always watching over us. My family has had a few "coincidental" and strange (in a good way) occurrences happen and we like to think it's because of our grandparents. It's a comforting feeling to know they are still with us in some way. I think you are very lucky!

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  14. What a great tribute. Don't give up your blog ... it can be tough sometimes but you have a community supporting you. Don't forget that :)

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  15. I guess people we love have their way of sending their support even after they passed away. Keep going and I'm sure you'll be fine.

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  16. To me our loved ones that have past are always with us to guide us and be there for us for everything, It is so nice when we can embrace their messages or signs. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Having someone from the family pass away is definitely one of the saddest moments of our lives. I always believe that when someone passes away, they are in a better place to help me cope up with the passing. Maybe this is also the reason why I don't dream about them.

    Smelling something or anything that reminds us of someone usually happens. I don't know why though.

    Anyway, I am glad to hear the story of your Granda and how he was close to you. I am close to my Grandma though.

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  18. What a sweet post. My dad passed away and I feel like sometimes he send me messages through my dreams

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  19. Oh, Fiona, you've got me all choked up again. My Dad died last Monday (20th), peacefully in his sleep. He hadn't been ill, just worn out I guess. He went to bed about 2am & never woke up. I can't get over how quiet the house is with just me & Mum. They would have been 60 years married this Christmas and Mum seems fine. She said goodbye to him twice before after a couple of massive heart attacks and last year he beat cancer.so I suppose she was sort of prepared. The very last 'funny' he emailed me (from 2 rooms away!) was 'Don't count the days, make the days count'. Makes you wonder doesn't it.

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  20. I'm so glad you got to "see" your Grandfather in your dream. Sometimes that is just the most comforting thing. Sweet dreams friend.

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  21. This is such a tender post. I completely thing your Grandfather is cheering you on. Thanks you for sharing such a personal moment.

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  22. It is wonderful when our ancestors visit us. He was reminding you of what is important, he wanted to see your son. I am a firm believer in dreams giving us visions and no it is no coincidence that he found the picture. Your grandad pointed him in the right direction! Love this post. I got teary eyed!

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Fiona
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