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Stained Glass Window
By Walt Hardester
Posted: Monday, October 22, 2007
Last edited: Saturday, June 26, 2010
This short story is rated "G" by the Author.
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Mom's Message From Heaven
The day of my Mother's funeral was cloudy and overcast. Behind the minister was a beautiful stained glass window. It was unlit from behind because of the overcast.

However, every time the minister quoted my Mom, the sun would break through and light up the window right on cue.

The first time I noticed this I didn't think much about it, but it happened every time. So much so that I elbowed my daughter and said, "Are you seeing this?" She said, "What?" I told her later, and she said she hadn't noticed.

I asked my sister if she had noticed. She said she hadn't, but her boss, the now DA in that county, said she did.

I wasn't the only one who had noticed this. Believe me, I was glad for the confirmation that I wasn't just imagining it, and that Mom was letting us know from Heaven, that all was well with her.



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Reviewed by Tom Hyland 7/26/2014
WALT ... Splendid story!

It is said that God works in mysterious ways that we cannot comprehend, but ...
sometimes the Evidence is quite powerful!

God Bless ... Tom.
Reviewed by J Howard 5/5/2011
thank you for sharing such an important moment in your life. i preregret this day of coming, but know there is strength to be found/.thanks for sharing-
Reviewed by S Phillips 9/2/2008
A moving illumination on the light of Love. You needed the others to see it too, to be sure. You know what you saw and how it touched your heart.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 10/23/2007
Beautiful write, Walt; your mom lives on in this write, and my mom lives on in my heart! She died young too; not quite sixty. That was seventeen and a half years ago; I sitll miss her.

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :(
Reviewed by Felix Perry 10/23/2007
Beautiful Walt, both my brother and shortly after his wife both died young. On the way to my sil's funeral two clouds opened to first show twin rays of sun shining down and then one single one...I knew then that they were reunited and at peace.

Reviewed by Georg Mateos 10/23/2007
She was telling you that she wasn't gone, still there, loving, watching, protecting and, ultimately, trying to make your sadness less with mother's little winks.
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 10/22/2007
such a comforting thing-i enjoyed the write
Reviewed by Kathy Armijo 10/22/2007
Messages from heaven come in the most unique and wonderful ways. I know this first hand.

Blessing to you and your Mother.
Reviewed by Ann Scarborough 10/22/2007
I believe! I've had too many things happen not to.
Excellent story Walt and I am glad she was able to let you know she was fine.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 10/22/2007
A wonderfully marvelous occurence, at a very sad ceremony. And I believe!
Reviewed by Charlie 10/22/2007
I so believe this! It rained the day my baby died. It rained the day my nephew died. It poured the day my mama died. I felt like the whole heavens were crying because I was too empty to cry myself. --Cheryl
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 10/22/2007
Yes she was with you in spirit telling you all will be okay!!

THIS MOVED ME BIGTIME...thanks for sharing this painful but beautiful story!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 10/22/2007
My father paints awesome rainbows for his family and my friend who died gives me a hug now and then...There are millions of people that can attest to energy coming around them during the day. I believe it myself.
Thanks Walt. What a terrific message.
Reviewed by Walt Hardester 10/22/2007
I want to thank Larry Linville for jogging my memory of this.

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