Do you believe in spirits? I sure do. I lost my friend Jose to cancer...actually, she beat the damned cancer and ended up with Lou Gehrig's disease. I could feel her at my right shoulder but, no longer so...I am assuming she made the next leg of her journey.
I lost my dad April Fool's day last year (God can't believe it is almost a year). His hand has been on my left shoulder and I can feel actual pressure. Dad's hand has never left me and I know he is right by my side.
Patrick and Don...Rick's two brothers we lost from cancer. I never felt Patrick at all and I believe he just kept on going. Don is here. When I got my original diagnosis I could feel Don. I miss that guy. We used to have some really good battles...he loved to push my buttons and I loved to push his...man we would get into some heated arguments! Anyway, I feel him around me all the time. He and Val gave me a candle for my 60th birthday. When Don is strongest I will light the candle and enjoy the peace it brings to me.
When I got the diagnosis of brain cancer and I blogged about it...I broke down....my mom came and is at my right side. My brother Butch is here too....I could feel him hugging me from behind. That day was pretty rough but, I could so feel dad, mom and Butch surrounding me and holding me as I cried it all out.
So, like I said....I feel like Harry Potter who had his parents etc. at the end of the movie. I find it such comfort and peace to feel my spirits.
Swimming nicely, thanks