My mother, who had a defined metaphysical belief was always a positive person. Her body gave up on her, but through it all, she stayed true to her defined purpose of positivism, even in a 24 hour nursing home the last 3 1/2 years of her life. I had better communication with my mother during these years. I would stop in and visit, because the home was close to my house.
One of those days, sitting there filling her in on my job, political career, and updating her on what my adult children were doing, we started to talk about messages from the after-life...her favorite subject. She said to me, "You know, when I'm gone, I will be leaving you pennies everywhere as a reminder that I'm watching you." I laughed at her, "Well, if I go before you, I'll leave quarters." When my mother transitioned in February, 2001, that's what happened. Pennies everywhere. Even my brother and sister had the phenomenon of pennies.
My mother's birthday is June 25th. She always told us, it was the best because it was exactly 6 months from Christmas. She also said that picnics were fun for birthday parties, because the weather was generally perfect every year.
Last Wednesday, it was her birthday. I woke up with gratitude that she is still abounding through my life. I have picked up at least 4 pennies in the last two weeks. Before that, the pennies had more or less not been surfacing for many, many months. The interesting thing is that I find them in unusual places. On Wednesday, getting into my car, there was one stuck under the cushion of my drivers seat. Then I drove to Lowe's Hardware, looking for tools for a home project. The cashier rung up my purchases, and the amount was an even $25.00. She says to me, "Wow, I rarely ever receive a purchase with exact change purchase, perhaps this is a number to play the lotto."
I put her advice to work. I didn't win the lotto, but on 4 quick picks, 25 showed up in three of them. To finish the night off, I went for a stroll into another retail store...and on the way out of the store to my car, another penny.
So, mom, you know I wished you a happy birthday. I know that you are watching and having fun where ever you are. Thank you for being my guardian angel, over me, and my family. And....I know my writing this is belated...but it was all up in my head Wednesday night.