The Night God Answered my Prayer and Sent Angels to Help me

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It was a Miracle

It was October 11, 1997 when my dear father passed away. It was one of the hardest things I have endured in this life. My mother passed away when I was only nine years old which brought dad and I even closer. After dad passed away, I felt like a part of me died. The hopelessness I felt was unbearable. In my grief and pain I remembered a conversation that dad, Laura and I, had one day. (My twin sister, dad and I, called ourselves, "the three musketeers.") In one of our many deep spiritual conversations, we talked about visiting each other after death if God would give us this gift. On this night, about three months after his death as I laid on my bed wailing, my mind went back to that conversation. How often we forget to simply pray and talk to God. He is always listening and ready to answer our prayers in his own way. I had a great conversation with God on a night that started out lonely and desperate.

That night I prayed that my dad would come to me or let me know he was around. Little did I know that God had bigger plans for the heavenly visit I requested. Laura, obviously being part of God's plan, reminded me of some important dates. Dad died on October 11 (10:11) and mom died on November 27 (11:27). I squealed in absolute joy at the miracle God had

Answer to my Prayer

I woke at 10:11 A.M. from a loud noise that seemed familiar. It was a specific honking of a car that my dad use to do when he passed my apartment. The honk went to the beat of, Honk- Honk - Honk Honk, Honk- Honk-ety Honk-Honk,Honk Honk. Dad always used this particular honking pattern because of its' history. It was a bell that hung out the front door of my childhood home. He and mom rang the bell to this same rhythm to call their five kids to dinner. I felt like I was in heaven when I heard this. Waking up to my dad's infamous honk had me feeling hope again. I hadn't fallen asleep till early morning, so I joyfully went back to bed, knowing dad was near.

I woke up again to dad's classic honk at 11:27 A.M. Each of the two times I was awakened, I heard a quiet voice tell me to look at the clock. This is why I am so sure of the exact time. I knew there was something important about the time of these honks but couldn't figure it out. I called my twin sister after the second honk to see if she had any idea's. I was babbling on in excitement knowing dad had visited me, but she filled in the blanks.

That night I prayed that my dad would come to me or let me know he was around. Little did I know that God had bigger plans for the heavenly visit I requested. Laura, obviously being part of God's plan, reminded me of some important dates. Dad died on October 11 (10:11) and mom died on November 27 (11:27). I squealed in absolute joy at the miracle God had given me. Not only did he give me the gift of dad, but mom as well. In my grief of losing dad, I wasn't even thinking that mom would come see me. I will never forget the night mom and dad came to ease my pain and hopelessness. Death does not mean the end but the beginning. It also doesn't mean that we still can't feel or talk with our loved ones. I realize miracles like this don't happen everyday and that is why it is an experience I will forever cherish. Mom and Dad knew I needed them both so I could move on.

My Dear Dad

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TheManWithNoPants 6 years ago from Tucson, Az.

Wow .. the man with no pants also has no words. This was beautiful .. and real. You are the bomb my friend.

jim


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carrie450 6 years ago from Winnipeg, Canada

A heartfelt story, beautifully written Minnetonka Twin.


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DavePrice 6 years ago from Sugar Grove, Ill

Thanks so much for sharing the depths of your beautiful heart.


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kashmir56 6 years ago from Massachusetts

Thanks for sharing that wonderful story. A very awesome hub!


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lifegate 6 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

Nicely written, MT.


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Astra Nomik 6 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

This is so beautiful and I am very moved by this. You are a great writer. Thank you for sharing what must be very beautiful thoughts and memories.


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Ingenira 6 years ago

Simply touching and beautiful... :)


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eovery 6 years ago from MIddle of the Boondocks of Iowa

Sweet story. It is nice to have a confirmation.

Keep on hubbing!


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dallas93444 6 years ago from Bakersfield, CA

An emotional journey. Love was the inspiration of this hub...


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Aris Budianto 6 years ago from Lying along the equator Country

I love such family, so sweet.


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas

wow this was really touching thanks for sharing it with us.


Denizee 6 years ago

After loosing three family members months apart in the year 2007, this Hub has touched my heart and soul. I know about the connections to the afterlife. Not wanting to be a participant life put it in front of me - and now I cherish each "sign", as a blessing from above.


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erthfrend 6 years ago from Florida

This was FANTASTIC! Im so so happy for you that you had this incredible experience!!! I believe things like this do happen and that is why Im even more thrilled for you. I can imagine what a relief you felt and joy and love all at the same time. Thank you for sharing these special moments with us. Its so nice to hear these wonderful stories of families that love eachother so much.


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always exploring 6 years ago from Southern Illinois

Thank you for sharing this beautiful story. I,m happy for you.It will be a wonderful day when we see all of our loved ones again.

God Bless


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Minnetonka Twin 6 years ago from Minnesota Author

Jim-You are the bomb for reading my hub and being so sweet. I can't tell you what it means to me that you read my story. Thanks for being such a good friend here:)


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Minnetonka Twin 6 years ago from Minnesota Author

Thanks carrie for your warm words. :)


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Minnetonka Twin 6 years ago from Minnesota Author

Dave-You are so sweet! Thanks for your kind words my friend:)


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Minnetonka Twin 6 years ago from Minnesota Author

Thanks Kshmir. You are so kind to stop by and comment:)


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Minnetonka Twin 6 years ago from Minnesota Author

Thanks Astra for reading my story. :)


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Minnetonka Twin 6 years ago from Minnesota Author

eovery-Yes, it is so great to know it is our loved ones. God is so good and we have to ask and pray for what we need. Bless you for stopping by:)


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Minnetonka Twin 6 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi dallas-Love has no boundaries. Our loved ones that have passed are still with us if we ask. :)


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Minnetonka Twin 6 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi Aris, thank you for reading my story and stopping by.


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Minnetonka Twin 6 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi ladyjane-I love sharing my love of family and God with others. Thanks for visiting me:)


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Minnetonka Twin 6 years ago from Minnesota Author

Denizee-God Bless you for coming by and sharing your journey with us. It helps when we learn that our loved ones are still with us. My thoughts of love are with you.


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Minnetonka Twin 6 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi erthfrend-You so understand the magnitude of my experience. Thank you for sharing in my joy:)


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Minnetonka Twin 6 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi always exploring-Thank you for coming by. I can't wait to see my beautiful parents. Of course, no hurry on that but it will be an incredible reunion of love. :)


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jill of alltrades 6 years ago from Philippines

Wow! What a beautiful and touching story! Truly God answered your prayers!

Thanks for sharing!


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Kaie Arwen 6 years ago

Like you, my father was my world. Losing him was without doubt the hardest day of my life. I've never personally felt his presence, but my son has.

My first birthday after his passing was a hard one; it was to be the first birthday since I'd left home that the phone wouldn't ring, and I knew that I'd heard the last very special version of happy birthday I'd ever hear (he made up new words every year).

That afternoon I got a text from my son who was playing in San Jose. It said, "happy birthday; I can't talk to you right now." Later that day he called me crying, my dad had visited with him in his dreams, and had asked him to tell me that he couldn't be with me on my birthday anymore because he was in fact with my son whenever he could be.

Amazingly, I already knew that if he could be anywhere.......... it would be with my son. That's where he should be.......... Thanks for this, I believe! Kaie


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saleheensblog 6 years ago from Dhaka,Bangladesh

very cure, thanks for sharing the lovely, joyful experiences.


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Minnetonka Twin 6 years ago from Minnesota Author

jill of alltrades-Thanks so much for you kind words. This was such a incredible experience to have both my parents let me know they were there watching over me. God is so good:)


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Minnetonka Twin 6 years ago from Minnesota Author

KAIE-Wow, how beautiful that he gave you and your son this message. I have to think this helped you in your grief, knowing dad was watching over your son. Love has no bounds and lasts forever. Thanks for stopping by and sharing this gift with me.


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Minnetonka Twin 6 years ago from Minnesota Author

saleheensblog-Thanks so much for stopping in and reading my miracle story. What a gift I was given that day:)


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2besure 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

God has special ways of letting His children know He has heard our cry and seen our tears. Beautiful story.


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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK

Beautiful and touching to read. I'm sure they both watch over you daily, along with heavenly angels too.

((Hugs))


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Minnetonka Twin 6 years ago from Minnesota Author

2besure. Yes, God is so amazing and knows our every need. I was flying so high for weeks and weeks after this event because I knew dad and mom were with me. God knew I was very hopeless and he chose to give me this gift. What a miracle. Thanks so much for reading this. Blessings to you:)


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Minnetonka Twin 6 years ago from Minnesota Author

Thanks for your sweet words Lady_E. It is so wonderful to get a gift reminding us that our loved ones are still with us. Hugs right back to you:)


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pmccray 6 years ago from Utah

No you didn't include Eric Clapton "Tears in Heaven". I too have had a visit from a lost loved one. This was a superb hub and wonderful reminder of those that have gone before us. Voted up, marked awesome, beautiful and shared.


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Minnetonka Twin 6 years ago from Minnesota Author

Thanks pmccray-You made my day with your sweet comment. So your a Clapton fan as well? You have GREAT taste. I think you should hub your visit from your loved one. It is such a gift and very inspiring too.


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stars439 6 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

A very wonderful story and so well expressed. God Bless You Dear Heart.


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stars439 6 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

A very wonderful story and so well expressed. God Bless You Dear Heart.


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Minnetonka Twin 6 years ago from Minnesota Author

God Bless You too stars. Thanks for visiting me:)


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light82 6 years ago from USA

Wow, this was great for me to read, my mom passed away just over a year ago now. I actually forgot both of my brother's birthdays this September, the month my mom died. I actually thought, with my ADD head, that it has been two years since my mom's death, but it has only been one. Here I thought I had handled "this year" so much better. I think I subconsciously blocked the whole month of September out by trying nit to think about it, the anniversary and their birthdays, (2 weeks apart) came and went. then I thought a whole year had gone by. Wow. Anyways, the positive side is it makes me want to call my brothers tomorrow. They live in Canada so I have to put the Canada Plan from AT&T back on our cell. You and your sister are very lucky, this makes me want to plead with God tonight to let me feel my mom and make sure she crossed over okay, I miss her soooo much, even though we had a lot of downs and ups. Thank-you for the hope that our loved ones can feel us after they pass, and get to be with their passed loved-ones. ~L


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lctodd1947 6 years ago from USA

Such a wonderful memory and thank you for sharing this wonderful blessing from God. He is our strength and refuge in a time of need. Such a blessing.


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frogyfish 6 years ago from Central United States of America

Very heartfelt and special for you to experience this, and then shared in such joyful simplicity. Wonderful for you! Also enjoyed the guitar/singing.


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Minnetonka Twin 6 years ago from Minnesota Author

Dear light82-Thanks for sharing your heart here. It is sooo hard losing parents. You will get through it and my prayers and thoughts are with you. For me the first couple years was the hardest. It really helped me get through it when dad and mom visited me. Loved ones give us many different signs to let us know they are around us. Just know that your mother is still with you and she knows you love her. God Bless You:)


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Minnetonka Twin 6 years ago from Minnesota Author

Dear lctodd-Thanks so much for reading my story. This visit really helped me get through the grief. What a gift I was given. Blessings to you:)


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Minnetonka Twin 6 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi frogyfish-Thanks for stopping by and reading my story. I thank you for your sweet words and glad you like Eric Clapton. I thought this was a fitting song for this particular story. Peace friend:)


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Sa`ge 6 years ago from Barefoot Island

most beautiful story and miracles like this happen daily :D The worlds are connected closer then people might think :D. I danced on them tabs of yours :D thank you :D hugs :D


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Minnetonka Twin 6 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hugs to you too Sa'ge and thanks for your kind words and dancing on my hub buttons. God Bless:)


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Pollyannalana 6 years ago from US

Such a great story. The night my dad passed away in my sleep, dreams, whatever, I crawled into his hospital bed and we spoke telepathically comforting each other and I laid myself across his chest and went to sleep in my sleep and indeed it did comfort me and he had been in a coma for many days but I believe I got to comfort him too. I saw his bed, and room and nurse and then out back of the hospital the vehicle that would bring him home to be buried and I knew that told me he was gone and as it turned out he was. After all these years I somehow believe this really happened. That mentally I went there and he knew it.

Love that song, isn't that the one he did about his little boy who fell out a window several stories to his death?


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Minnetonka Twin 6 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi Polly. wow, what a beautiful story that you got to be with your dad in a dream. I totally believe that to be true. I have heard many stories from friends and family on how the loved one passed and came to say goodbye. It can be through dreams, visions, songs coming on the radio that have significance etc.. Yes, this is the song about his son. That was a sad story. Thanks alot for visiting my hub on dad:)


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anjalichugh 6 years ago from New York

Hi! Thanks for leading me to your hubs. It's good to have like minded people around. I believe in miracles, prayers, affirmations, spirits and above all angels. I can so well relate to your experience (contact with your loved ones) only because I've been there. I know how it feels. Looking forward to reading more of your hubs.


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Minnetonka Twin 6 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi anjalichugh-Great to see a new hubber friend. I appreciate you reading my story. This was such a life changing experience for me and I will always know that mom and dad are still with me. It gives me such comfort:)


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Amanda Severn 6 years ago from UK

Thank you for sharing your story. I believe our loved ones are always around so long as we need them, and it's wonderful that you were able to find this out first hand.


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Minnetonka Twin 6 years ago from Minnesota Author

Thanks Amanda. It is comforting knowing they are around. It was a blessing to have this experience. :)


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ladyjojo 6 years ago

Awww sorry to hear about your parents. May God continue to bless your little heart and gave you peace of mind. The most important is that most believers in God know there is a place that lays beyond this world. That all immortals will dwell so continue to live a life worthy to God. Soon and very soon he'll come back for us His children. SHALOM peace be unto you


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fred allen 6 years ago from Myrtle Beach SC

This is such a beautiful reminder that we are never alone. God Himself offered you comfort in time of need with a sign that showed you the end of the body is not the end of life. On the contrary it is only the beginning. The times were not possibly coincidence nor was the pattern of the honking. This story inspires. Thanks for sharing it.


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Minnetonka Twin 6 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi ladyjojo and thank you for your kind and loving words. I have much to do yet here but can't imagine how beautiful it will be to see my parents again in Heaven. God Bless you for coming by and sharing in my miracle. :)


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Minnetonka Twin 6 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi Fred. I feel so blessed that God gave me the gift of my parents visiting me. I really needed some hope after dad died as we were best friends. It is comforting to know that our loved ones are still with us and that some day we all are back together. I really appreciate your visit. God Bless:)


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girlorbital 6 years ago from Australia

That's just stunning, Linda. I hope this brought you some peace. I have a friend who died recently in a car accident, but I didn't get the chance to mourn for long, he kept appearing in my twilight state to laugh at me for blubbering through my day :) Cheered me up immensely.


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Christian Craig 6 years ago from Chattanooga, TN

Awesome story!!


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Minnetonka Twin 6 years ago from Minnesota Author

That is so hilarious girlorbital that your friend did that. I bet that helped your mourning process speed up. What a hoot. Yes, the visit helped so much and I never thought mom would come too. It was so healing and powerful. Having the love of your parents again is something I will never forget. I needed it so much. Thanks for reading my story:)Always Love to see a new hubber friend, thx


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Minnetonka Twin 6 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi Christian-Thanks so much for sharing in my wonderful miracle story. I am also happy to see a new hubber friend visiting me. Thank you and I will look forward to checking out your hubs as well:)


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GmaGoldie 6 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

Minnetonka Twin,

Words cannot express. My husband died on 10.11.95. He somehow shared with me that I would find someone and the deep hurt would heal. I met the man of my dreams decades later and he told me he loved me on 10.11 at 7 p.m. The loss will forever be there but is now softer.

What a beautiful experience you shared with us. I too, share your date of 10.11 as a special day - forever and always - now with happier memories which do soften the pain.

Thank you so much for sharing.


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Tatjana-Mihaela 6 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

Thank you for sharing this beautiful and so touching story.


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Minnetonka Twin 6 years ago from Minnesota Author

GmaGoldie-I have goosebumps:) Thanks for sharing your story with me. What a loving and unconditional husband to let you know that you can have love again and that he saw it in your future. This could be a movie of what true and unconditional love is all about. I can't believe that your new love told you he loved you on the anniversary of his death. In every way your husband wanted you to know that he was fine and that you are too. That's why you were told on that particular day that you were loved by your new love. What a great way to help your grief and turn it into joy. Thanks for sharing that we both have that October anniversary in common. The date can now be a joyful memory of the love we shared with them and how they continue to be a part of us even when their gone. Blessings to you:)


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Minnetonka Twin 6 years ago from Minnesota Author

Thank you Tatjana for your kind words. I was truly blessed to have this experience to remind me that I am not really parentless. They are just in heaven now and are watching over me and making sure I will be ok. Thanks for reading my story:)


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itakins 6 years ago from Irl

Minnetonka Twin-

I love this -Isn't it funny how God so often shows himself in the little things in life -not bugles and cymbals -but sweet little personal messages of His love for us.

Looking forward to more MT hubs.

God Bless.


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Minnetonka Twin 6 years ago from Minnesota Author

Yes, God has such funny ways of surprising us in ways we could never come up with. Who would have thought that when I prayed for dad to visit, he would up the miracle antie and send me love from both. God Bless you for visiting my hub.


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tnderhrt23 6 years ago

Reading your story gave me chills! I lost my mom in 1993, and have several experiences of my own, and know God's Hand was at work throughout her passing and with me afterwards...Thank you for reminding me that God does attend to our every need...in amazing ways sometimes! Great hub!


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Minnetonka Twin 6 years ago from Minnesota Author

OOHH tnderhrt. I am so glad I gave you a reminder of how love NEVER dies. It goes on and on. I am so glad to hear you have had experiences as well to help you when your missing your mom. I really suggest you hub your experience/experiences if it's something your comfortable with. Thanks so much for visiting me. I love seeing new hubber friends:) Blessings


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Neverletitgo 6 years ago from Minneapolis, MN

MT, You brought nice hubs here in the hub and I am sorry your pain about losing both parents. God bless you.


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epigramman 6 years ago

...well you know how I feel about you - although our Canadian Thanksgiving was about a month ago - here I am paying tribute to you my friend and saying thank you for being in my hub life as a colleague and supporter - you always make me feel happy and loved - and although I only have two family members left in my life - Little Miss Tiffy and Mister Gabriel - you are surely considered to be in my online family - so I wish you the best on this American holiday - and yes it is because of our parents as to what makes us good people in order to carry on - your story was quite compelling and as always you write with unyielding inspiration!


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Minnetonka Twin 6 years ago from Minnesota Author

Thanks neverletitgo. I find that writing about real life experiences is healing for me and can help others. I appreciate you coming by:)


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Minnetonka Twin 6 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi Colin-You have such a way with words and you always make my day when you stop in. Your kind comments mean so much to me. You truly inspire me with your positive outlook on life. I agree that it is our parents that lay out our foundation. Parents are with us even when they have passed and live through our memories and the things they have taught us. God Bless and thanks for being my friend here. :)


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Tammy L 6 years ago from Jacksonville, Texas

Beautifully written, inspiring and thought-provoking. Thank you for sharing this experience.


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Minnetonka Twin 6 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi Tammy and thank you for your kind words. I also appreciate you reading my story. Have a great day:)


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Scribenet 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

This is so touching and comforting to know others have experienced a personal message from a lost loved one!

I have had coincidences that have comforted me and the timing corresponded to a moment when I was fondly remembering or missing a loved one! I was comforted!

Wonderful Hub!


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

It is a blessing to get these reminders that our loved ones are still around us. So glad you have had this experience too and were comforted. God Bless and thanks for coming by.


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sfccentertainment 5 years ago from San Francisco

Thanks for posting such a moving Hub. I lost my father in 2000 and it was so bittersweet. I missed him, but loosing him also caused me to make some dramatic changes in my life that were for the better. Keep on writing, you're great!


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

Thank you so much sfccentertainment-I totally feel the same as you. I grew up a lot after dad died and see many things in a differen't light now. One thing that really bothers me is when I see people around my age complain about their parents. I nicely remind them that I miss both of my parents and how lucky they are to still have them.

Thanks for reading my story and stopping in.


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Vicki.Pierce 5 years ago from Grand Rapids, Michigan

Thanks for posting this hub! Love it! I had similar experience after my Grandparents passed.


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

Cool-It really helps with the grieving process doesn't it? I feel like this was such a incredible blessing in my life to get a reminder that their watching over me. Thanks for reading:)


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PegCole17 5 years ago from Dallas, Texas

Minnetonka Twin - My deepest condolences on the passing of your Dad and your Mom so early in life. The bond you described between you was a beautiful story of family ties and heartfelt love.

About a week after my Dad passed in 2005 I had an incredibly vivid dream where he was standing by the edge of a body of water. He was a career Navy man so his love of the sea ran deep. I could clearly see his face, his posture and even the clothing he wore. No words were spoken but I felt his message that he still watched over me. There have been other signs since then and I try to pay attention to unusual occurences like when the clock chimed 7 times and it wasn't anywhere near the hour. The honking you experienced was too real to be a coincidence. One day we will truly understand these things.


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

Peg-thanks so much for sharing your experiences. Love knows no boundaries. Your story about the dream is so beautiful. I think our loved ones just want us to know that they are still with us, it's just differen't. God Bless:)


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Genesis 5 years ago from Canada

Beautiful story! I can only imagine how wonderful this experience felt. It made me happy reading it, thank you!!


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

Thank you Genesis. It really helped my grieving process. I am so blessed to have had that wonderful experience. Glad it made you happy:)


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Mrs. J. B. 5 years ago from Southern California

I lost both my parents too. You are so right about feeling as though a part of you died to. I still miss them and there are days I wish I could just pick up the phone to call but instead I just talk to them outloud knowing that somehow they can hear me. I always feel better afterwards. Thanks for a great hub.


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

I talk to my parents too J.B.-Glad I'm not the only one. It is hard being parentless but I do know they are always around me. Thanks so much for reading my story:)and for all the support here at Hubpages. You've been a busy gal.LOL


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skye2day 5 years ago from Rocky Mountains

Beautiful and Awesaome. I have had many angel stories and visits but no one person. Praise God He is so good. and hears our cries. Lovely story. Sending warm hugs of love.


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

Thanks for your kind words skye2day. How wonderful that you've had many angel visits. Do tell...


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maggs224 5 years ago from Sunny Spain

I love the beautiful ways in which God answers our prayers. Beautiful hub beautifully written.


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

Thanks so much maggs-I felt so grateful to get this visit from my parents. It really helped my grieving process.


stessily 4 years ago

MT, It's been said many times that God always gives you more goodness than what you ask for. Truly beautiful!


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Thanks Stessily and I am humbled by your support of my hubs. You've been a busy bee and I feel so blessed. I love that you have me coming back to some of my older hubs. I've been cleaning them up each time I come to read your sweet comments. Thanks for motivating me-I've been wanting to edit old hubs for a while now and you gave me that needed nudge.


stessily 4 years ago

MT, you're welcome. I learn so much when I reverse to the beginning. Your journey is inspiring. Your appreciation of life comes through beautifully and clearly.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Aww, thanks :-)


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

This does not surprise me at all, Minnetonka Twin. This is exactly what I experienced. A sign that only has relevance to you, specifically designed by your dad to you...this is what I have experienced. I have "goosebumps" now, as I did as I read your experience. Thank you so much for sharing this awesome, spiritual connection that you have with your dad, mom, and twin sister.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Thank you so much for reading this story Amy. Isn't wonderful that we have had these experiences to remind us that our fathers are still with us, just in another place. They continue to love us and protect us and guide us. I am so glad you read this and we have this great connection in common. Blessings Amy.


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Mighty Mom 3 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

MT -- Such a beautiful and heartening story. You obviously adore your dad. The special honks at those specific, very meaningful times -- wow. God has a sense of humor, even when granting our prayers.

This made my night. MM


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Maria Cecilia 3 years ago from Philippines

MT I feel like I wanted to cry, just wanna share a similar feeling, my father died in 1997 and may mother died 7 years after.... my feelings then, the sadness double because when mommy died I realized I am missing my father too. Deep inside I am lamenting why do my parents need to die early? I am an only child. But then they always appear in my dreams. Can you relate with me, I can't count the number of times I see them in my dreams and it was always a happy atmospere as if they were alive and we were laughing. They always made me laugh at my dream but when I woke up I can't really remember what did they say to make me laugh that hard? before when I dreamed of them, when I woke up I always have this few seconds of forgetting that they are already dead, and that will make me cry. Now I am getting used to see them in my dreams, and I know they are already dead. Thanks for this MT, your second hub that melts my heart.


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Minnetonka Twin 3 years ago from Minnesota Author

Aww, thanks mighty mom. I so agree that God has such a sense of humor. I couldn't have come up with this myself. It was a night I will never forget. God Bless you for reading my story. I sure did adore my dad. He was my best friend along with my twin sister.


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Minnetonka Twin 3 years ago from Minnesota Author

Dearest Maria-Know that those dreams of your mom and dad are real. I constantly dream about my parents and that is another healing piece for my grief of missing them. Last night I had one of those powerful dreams about my dad that I feel was real. We were looking at old family pictures and reminiscing about old times. At one point dad says, "I wonder how long I'll live?" I said, "Dad, you died." He asked me when he died and I told him it was October of 1997. I told him not to worry as we still see each other in dreams.

I know how hard it is not to have parents Maria-we can hold onto their memories and spend time with them in our dreams. We will all meet again some day in heaven and what a love fest it will be. God Bless you.


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BeatsMe 2 years ago

A very touching and beautiful story.


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Minnetonka Twin 2 years ago from Minnesota Author

Thank you so much for coming by and reading my story. It was a very healing visit and gave me hope to face the future.


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jill of alltrades 20 months ago from Philippines

I just saw your tweet about this and I followed it here. What an awesome experience. Thanks for sharing Linda!


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Minnetonka Twin 20 months ago from Minnesota Author

So glad you saw my tweet and read this story. It was a healing experience for me as I was grieving the death of my father.

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