I'm going to start this off by saying I know this may sound hokey. And I know a lot of people don't believe in this stuff. I'm also not a religious person in the sense that I don't follow a specific religion but I do believe in something bigger than us. I believe there's more to be done once we've left this earth but I'm not about to even guess at what comes next or who's in charge or any of it because I just don't know.
One of my husbands Great Uncles just passed away. He was 86 years old but you'd never know it. He was so full of life and personality. This February he ended up pretty sick. He's dealt with diabetes for quite some time and while he was outside shoveling (yes, shoveling snow at 86 years old!) he noticed his leg get really cold and numb and it just stayed that way. He had a few surgeries but was just never able to recover and spent the last two months in the hospital, slowly deteriorating.
Two nights ago he passed away. It was 9pm that night but the phone calls weren't sent out until the next morning so no one really knew until yesterday morning. Well, the night he passed I had the strangest dream. It almost felt like I was half awake half asleep but I knew I was dreaming. I was standing behind a guide rope like I was waiting for someone. In front of me was kind of like a foggy tunnel of light? I know that sounds really cliche but this was my dream. I almost felt like I was at an airport or a red carpet event. And then from the right side (as there were people shuffling along into the 'tunnel' from both left and right sides), I saw my husbands Uncle shuffling through with the rest of the people. I called out his name and waved. He turned, looked at me, gave a little wave like he would, and just kept going. He didn't seem scared, he didn't seem sad...he just seemed like he accepted what was happening...like it was the next step. I remember my heart felt heavy and light at the same time. I was selfishly sad but I was relieved for him at the same time.
I got the call the next morning that he had, in fact, passed the night before.
Has this kind of thing happened to other people? I know how weird it sounds and very 'psychic friends network' but it happened. And I can't get it out of my head. I feel like I should be thankful I got to say goodbye but It's a little confusing. I don't know...I just don't know what to make of it.