I feel like I am supposed to let everyone know that as we miss our loved ones who are no longer with us here on earth, they are remembering us and watching over us from Heaven.
It was Memorial Day 2014. It was hot outside and I was in my car driving slowly down a gravel road, on my way to the cemetery, to place Memorial Day flowers on my grandparents graves. I hadn't driven far when something dropped onto my arm, startling me. I looked down at my arm and it was a drop of chocolate...from the Hershey's with Almonds candy bar that I had only consumed half of. I had put the rest on the sun visor in the car to save for later, not thinking that the heat in the car would melt it.
To avoid a larger, melted chocolate mess in my car, I stopped in the middle of the gravel road and attempted to wipe off the chocolate from my arm and the visor of my car.
For some reason, my attention was drawn to the clouds in the sky to my left.
As I looked up, I was amazed to see a perfect profile of my best Christian friend who passed away in October 2012.
The sun was shining brightly providing a beautifully brilliant frame around my friends face.
I sat there, mesmerized by the cloud, knowing that if I took my eyes off of it for even a second the wind would change its shape and it would soon be gone.
I watched it for as long as was possible and it changed into what I choose to believe was another profile of someone who had passed away and was looking down on family this Memorial day.
Once the cloud was gone, I continued my journey down the gravel road.
I began thanking God for the wonderful experience. I turned off the gravel onto the highway and traveled a couple of miles, still thinking about the cloud and how awesome it was to see my best Christian friend looking over me.
Suddenly, I had tears flowing down my cheeks, as I remembered just how much I miss him. I miss our conversations, and our friendship. At that moment, I felt so alone, yet so blessed... and I cried.
As if wasn't amazing enough to see my friend in the clouds; as I cried,
raindrops started falling on the windshield of my car and I felt like he was crying with me.
I felt loved at that moment; blessed and yet still tearful. As I wiped my tears away and stopped crying, the raindrops also stopped falling.
It was such a unique and awesome experience.
I felt the essence of a sweet love that could only come from Heaven.
Although many people may say this is just my imagination or it is impossible, all I can say is thank you to God for allowing me that precious moment in time on Memorial day.
As I was on my way to remember others with flowers, my best friend in Heaven was remembering me.
You see, there is no place for me to go and place flowers for my best Christian friend in remembrance of him.
I feel very blessed, as this was a wonderful and unique gift from our Father in Heaven.
I feel like I am supposed to let everyone know that as we miss our loved ones who are no longer with us here on earth, they are remembering us. They are watching over us from Heaven.
I thank you, God, for using an one half of a Hershey's candy bar, melted in my hot car, to get my attention...
to make me stop and look up to the sky and see the perfect gift you had for me.
My prayer for today and every day is that we are never too busy and in too much of a hurry to stop and look around us.
His gifts to us are everywhere. Some people talk of butterflies or birds reminding them of their loved ones or even a gentle touch or a sound comes as a gift from God.
My gift was my friends profile in the clouds on Memorial Day.
How awesome and glorious our God is!
Let us praise His Name. Amen!
We are confident, [I say], and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. (2 Corinthians 5:8)
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, [there] ye may be also. (John 14:3)