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Spiritual contact with deceased husband

Updated on March 15, 2012

The Event

In 2008, my husband of 56 years passed away after 8 years of cancer attacks that ravaged his body from 210 lbs. down to 138 lbs. Watching a loved one suffer is a constant strain. But losing them after a long struggle is an unbearable grief. I could cope better during the day, but at night, things seem to close in on me. I didn't want to be alone. I was fortunate to have a daughter living close, so I spent the first few nights with her and would leave early the next morning. On one of these nights, I was sitting on the edge of the bed and my daughter was standing in her closet showing me an outfit she was planning to wear to the memorial service we had planned.

A trance

My daughter related to me, "You were in a trance-like state as if someone was talking to you, and you were listening." She said she called me twice, "Mother? Mother?". And I responded to her saying, "He said he was in the dark, and he couldn't see anything. And I further commented, "Maybe they'll turn a light on for him." Then she said I fell across the bed. She guided me to another room where I would sleep for the night. She was both puzzled and concerned. Early the next morning, as I was slipping out the front door, she rushed out and said, "Mom, are you alright?" I said, "Sure, why?" When she told me of the incident, I had no recollection of any of it. It troubled me greatly. What if Jay contacted me? I had heard of cases where people who have strong spiritual connections on earth, and are separated, often contact the other.

Jay and Ann Davis

Instant Answer to Prayer

I talked to a Catholic about their beliefs that a man cannot see God until he is pure and purged of sin. I read about Edgar Casey. I read the Bible. I went to the library. After much searching, I became convinced that he had contacted me. One night, at my own house, I got up from my bed and went to the living room and sat on the couch in the dark. I started praying from deep inside myself. A place of tribulation. In so much grief that Jay might be in a holding place, and had not seen the glorious light of Heaven. I understood at that moment how people could actually die of grief. So I prayed the most sincere prayer that ever came out of my heart.

"God, I know that I can't live with this pain. If there is a way you can let me know that Jay is in the light, please do. I will wait for your sign, and if you want my life, I surrender. I forgive him for any trespass." Immediately, a wireless phone beside me, gave a dial tone. I opened my eyes wondering who would call at that hour. 2:15 in the morning. Then, a lamp in my bedroom with a 3-way switch, came on the brightest setting. There was my answer. A revelation that my prayer was answered. That light had come on before, during a storm or a power surge. Which meant I'd have to reset the clock each time. I slid over on the couch and felt a restful sleep. I woke up at 7 o'clock and went to the kitchen to reset the clock, but there had been no power disconnect. There was definately energy in my house powerful enough to switch on a light and connect the phone. From that minute on, I felt peace.


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      Brenda Barnes 6 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      Ann, I was not certain my father was saved and in Heaven. I was writing a poem about him and had finished it when the Holy Spirit moved me back to the computer and added a line saying Daddy danced with Jesus. I had not prayed for an answer because I was afraid of the wrong answer. But God new my grief and assuaged it. He is amazing in His love for us and how He comforts us. Bless you.

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      Jokylu 6 years ago from Waratah North, Victoria.

      This is a beautiful testimony of the reality of God in our lives. May He continue to comfort you and guide you. You have a beautiful way of writing, easy to read and very personal. Thankyou for sharing

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      Gus 6 years ago

      Thankful that Lisa was and still is there for you!

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      Gary Davis 6 years ago

      A very beautiful, powerful and thought provoking piece. That "Glad Reunion" day is coming and we'll be very happy to see a lot of loved ones who have passed on. I don't see you at all anymore down here, Aunt Ann, living in different states, but we'll have a lot of time to spend together on the other side. Looking forward to it.

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      stessily 6 years ago

      anndavis25: Thank you for sharing your experience with the power of love, which knows no death.

      Voted up, beautiful, awesome

      Kind regards, Stessily

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      bjtutu 6 years ago from Malaysia

      I lost my mother-in-law 2 months ago. My wife had been very much hoping to have some kind of contact with her mom. She had been praying all days, hoping that one day, she will be able be in contact with her mom. God had answered your prayer. Hopefully God will do the same for my wife. May peace be with you and a well written hub.

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      Christin Sander 6 years ago from Midwest

      I feel the pain and relief in your story - beautifully told. I know I have had contacts from relatives I was close to as well after they have passed and it gave me great comfort. I hope that you will continue to find peace in your life. I voted this up and beautiful.

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      newday98033 6 years ago

      Listening can be a very useful occupation. Best wishes!